The inspiration of this Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sea Bass is my ongoing effort to eat more fish and more veggies.  I have mentioned that we got the chance to participate in SITKA SALMON SHARES.  We are getting fresh fish from Alaska delivered to our door each month.  While this might sound extravagant, the cost is practically the same as buying seafood at the grocery store.  And you know it has to be fresh.  The minute it is caught and pulled into the bought, it is put on ice.  The fish has been delicious.

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sea Bass from Feed Your Soul Too

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sea Bass

The only challenge I have with this seafood bounty is to come up with different ways to prepare or serve the fish.  I love to use fresh herbs – see PESTO recipe – and I really want to use up ingredients sitting in my pantry or my fridge.  The herbs for this pesto were obviously bought fresh.  The sun dried tomatoes were in my fridge and I thought adding the tomatoes would be a good twist on a pesto.  It is a good twist.  It adds color, flavor and texture to this recipe.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sea Bass from Feed Your Soul Too

The fun of a pesto is that the base ingredients really lend themselves to creativity.  The base of a pesto is basil, garlic, oil and usually pine nuts.  I frequently make my pesto without pine nuts.  In this pesto, I added cilantro, jalapenos, a little anchovy paste, the sun dried tomatoes and some tomato paste.  The anchovies added some nice saltiness while the jalapeno gave a good kick – obviously.  The sun dried tomatoes and tomato paste gave this pesto a really cool hint of red mixed into the normally green colored pesto.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sea Bass from Feed Your Soul Too

The cast of characters.

Ingredients

Ingredients

 

The spiced sea bass before baking.

Spiced Sea Bass

Spiced Sea Bass

The Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sea Bass plated.

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sea Bass Plated



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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sea Bass

Developing and creating recipes to work with our bounty from Salmon Sitka Shares to make this Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sea Bass.
Course

dinner
Cuisine

Italian food, Seafood


Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 14 minutes

Total Time 19 minutes

Servings 4 People
Author Feed Your Soul Too

Ingredients

  • 2
    Whole
    8 ounce Sea Bass fillets
  • 1 1/2
    Tbsp
    Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2
    Tsp
    Salt
  • 6
    Ounces
    Basil
  • 3
    Ounces
    Cilantro
  • 2
    Cloves
    Garlic
  • 1/8
    Cup
    Parmesan
  • 1
    Tbsp
    Olive Oil
  • 1
    Tbsp
    Lemon Juice
  • 4
    Ounces
    Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 1
    Whole
    Jalapeno
    diced
  • 1
    Tsp
    Anchovy Paste
  • 2
    Tsp
    Tomato Paste

Instructions

  1. Spice the sea bass with the Old Bay and the salt.  Place on a baking tray and put in a 325 degree oven for 12 – 14 minutes.

    Take the rest of the ingredients and place into a Cuisinart and blend to a paste.  

    To serve, top the Sea Bass with as much of the pesto as you like.

    Enjoy!