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Rack Of White Sea Bass With Grilled Potatoes

How To Cook Sea Bass Whole

Southern California salt water fishing tournaments are always

fun, plus you could end up coming home with a big fish. At my last tournament, a big white sea bass stole the show. It was 58 pounder, and I was given the mid section to take home and cook up. If you've ever wondered how to cook a sea bass whole, you can start with the mid section, like me.

My new recipe is not only a good how to cook sea bass whole

recipe, but it tackles the mid section, in one piece. That's

why I called it “Rack Of White Sea Bass.” Here, the mid

section is cooked over the grill and then accompanied

with whole smashed potatoes. Not only that, but it teaches

you how to make a great mediterranean marinade for the

fish and the potatoes. If you love to grill, try this recipe.

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My Reyes and his tournament winning 58 pound white sea bass!

How to Cook Sea Whole, Starting With The Mid Section

(serves 8-10)

Mid section of a white sea bass, halved

3-4 pounds red potatoes

3-4 garlic cloves, smashed to a paste with a tablespoon of salt

3 tablespoons fresh or dry rosemary, finely chopped

2 lemons juiced

4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

Coarse black pepper

How To Cook Sea Bass Whole Just For Your Grill

1. Start first by throwing potatoes in a large pot of cold salted water. Bring this to a boil and cook just until the potato skins start to crack. Remove the potatoes and then allow them to cool.

2. Make the marinade by adding the smashed garlic in a bowl along with the rosemary. Now begin to add the lemon juice, and add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil. Finally add 2 tablespoons of salt and 2 tablespoons of pepper. Mix and set aside.

3. Prepare the white sea bass by scaling it and clearing out the gut cavity (I use a butterknife and kosher salt to remove any unwanted blood vessels stuck to the bones). Make 4 top-to-bottom cuts—on the skin side--about 2 inches apart while exposing the vertebrate of the fish. In the end, this will help you portion the fish after cooking is complete, plus it will also allow you to visually see whether the fish is cooked near its main back bone.

4. Finally, pour half of the marinade on both sides of the fish. And then, lather the marinade on the fish with your hands. Set aside.

5. Take the cooled whole potatoes and partially smash them with a heavy sauce pan. Don't over smash the potatoes as they need to retain their shape, somewhat. Pour the rest of the wet marinade on top of the smashed potatoes.

Grilling Time!

6. Heat the grill. Place both the fish and potatoes on the grill. Start cooking the fish with the flesh side down for at least 5 minutes before turning over. Both the fish and potatoes should cook for the same amount of time, 10 minutes total. Before removing the fish, check the inside of one of the cuts to see if the meat is cooked at the bone. Don't over cook the fish!!

7. Place the fish on a serving platter surrounded by the potatoes.

Squeeze the juice from 2 lemons on top and serve. There you have it! Enjoy!


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I'm a fisherman and a cook, and I love to do both. My name is Yanni and welcome to my website, Fisherman's Belly. Here, using your fresh fish and everyday ingredients, you can learn to cook hand-crafted easy fish recipes. 

See you on the water and in the kitchen. Yanni

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