This Pan Seared Sea Bass recipe teaches you how to get that beautiful golden crust on top of the fish. Paired with a light shallot butter sauce, it's an easy and elegant dinner in under 20 minutes with only one pan!
Sea Bass | Olive Oil | Butter Shallots | Broth or Wine Cherry Tomatoes
Pat the sea bass filets dry and season. Heat butter and once it's bubbling add filets flesh side down and do not move them for 5 minutes.
Once a golden brown crust has formed, flip to skin side down. Deglaze the pan with wine or broth, add chopped shallots and tomatoes. Spoon some of the sauce over the sea bass and sear another 4-5 minutes.
For a very thick sea bass, bake for an additional 4-7 minutes in the oven. Serve warm over mashed cauliflower or potatoes.
Felt like I was at an expensive restaurant with this dish!