Rick Stein is the king of seafood, so you know you’re in safe hands with one of his fish recipes.

This is a dish for all seasons: barbecue the sea bass if the weather is in your favour, or use the grill inside if you don’t fancy getting drizzled on.

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Barbecued whole seabass with fennel mayonnaise
(James Murphy/PA)
Barbecued whole seabass with fennel mayonnaise
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Nutrition Facts
Barbecued whole sea bass with fennel mayonnaise
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1075 Calories from Fat 873
% Daily Value*
Fat 97g149%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 68g
Cholesterol 298mg99%
Sodium 179mg8%
Potassium 652mg19%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Barbecued whole sea bass with fennel mayonnaise

An impressive looking fish dish
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Servings: 2
Calories: 1075kcal
Author: Rick Stein

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 2 450–500g sea bass cleaned and trimmed of fins
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch fennel herb
  • 2 tsp Pernod
  • Salt and black pepper

For the fennel mayonnaise:

  • 1 egg yolk (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 150 ml olive oil (not extra virgin)
  • 1/2 tsp Pernod
  • 1/2 tbsp finely chopped fennel herb
  • A few chives finely chopped

Method

  • Preheat a barbecue or an indoor grill.
  • Slash each fish three or four times down each side and rub them with olive oil. Season well, inside and out, with salt and pepper, then push some of the fennel herb into the gut cavity.
  • For the mayonnaise, put the egg yolk, vinegar and a pinch of salt into a bowl or food processor and whisk together. Start adding the oil very slowly, literally a drop at a time at first. If you go too quickly, your mayonnaise will split. Then keep adding the oil in a very slow, fine stream until the mixture is really thick. Stir in the Pernod, the chopped fennel and chives. Check the seasoning, adding more salt if required, then set aside.
  • Barbecue the fish for five to seven minutes. Sprinkle each with a teaspoon of Pernod, then carefully turn them over and cook for a further five to seven minutes until they are cooked right through to the backbone. If you’re using an indoor grill you probably won’t need to turn them over, but they may take a few more minutes. Use the browned side as the presentation side.
  • Carefully remove the fish from the barbecue or grill and serve with the mayonnaise, boiled new potatoes and a green salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 1075kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 97g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 68g | Cholesterol: 298mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 652mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg

Rick Stein At Home: Recipes, Memories And Stories From A Food Lover’s Kitchen is published by BBC Books. Photography by James Murphy. 

Rick Stein at Home: Recipes, Memories and Stories from a Food Lover's Kitchen
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Stein, Rick (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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