Nov 272012
Steamed Sea Bass in Parchment Paper

Neil and I have been trying to introduce more fish into our weekly diet. It also helps that I am currently working on “Project Muffin Top” trying to loose the weight I put on when moving to London- a city that loves its drinks and fried food!
Cooking fish I think of as a new adventure. It is not something I cook often nor serve to guests unless I know their food likes and dislikes. We had this sea bass last night, loved it soo much that I went and bought another piece for dinner tonight which I will try with some different seasonings. Eating solo tonight and this is great to make for one person or a group of people. The presentation is fun for entertaining can be prepared in advance and virtually no clean up!
Sea Bass Preparation

Sea Bass Preparation

Didn't have Kitchen String - Had to make due!
Didn’t have Kitchen String – Had to make do!

Sea Bass - Steamed and Ready to Eat!
Sea Bass – Steamed and Ready to Eat!

Pre Heat Oven 400 degrees
2 Fillets of Sea Bass (about 4-5 oz)
4 Slices of lemon (about a quarter of an inch)
1 Bell Pepper sliced
2 Sprigs of Thyme
3 Garlic cloves chopped
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
2 Pieces of  Parchment Paper about 14 inches
Kitchen String- did not have and used some other ribbon I had!
Split evenly the peppers and arrange on each piece of Parchment Paper.  Followed by the Lemon, Garlic, Thyme Sprig, and 1 of the tablespoons of Olive Oil the other will be reserved for the fish. Place one Fillet of the Sea Bass on top of the seasoning, salt and pepper the fish and drizzle with remaining Olive Oil. Gather each side of Parchment Paper together and tie with ribbon. Place in oven on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.
Fish can be tied in bundles and kept in Refrigerator in advance.
Hope you enjoy this simple dinner main as much as I did!

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