Chilean Sea Bass
Slow-growing and prized for its buttery meat, Chilean sea bass has been fished to near depletion in its native cold Antarctic waters.For those looking for lean meat, sea bass is hard to beat. Some the marine equivalent of chicken breast, and chicken breast is certainly among the leanest and healthiest of meats has called it. In fact, the meat of this fish is not only lean, but extra lean, plus it has a nice texture and a great taste. When raw, a single filet will provide about 125 calories. Most of these calories come from protein, about 80 percent in fact, the remaining calories come from fats. The main benefit may be that it is a rich source of protein yet it is at the same time a low-calorie addition to the diet.
Chilean Bass, or Toothfish, is particularly rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. There are no starches, carbohydrates, sugars, or dietary fiber in the meat. A serving will provide some vitamin A, plus several of the complex B vitamins. It is a particularly good source of vitamin B6, and is also a decent source of niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin. As far as minerals are concerned, it is a rich source of phosphorous, and a good source of magnesium and potassium as well. A filet of this fish will provide two-thirds of one's daily requirement for selenium.
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The finest fish on the menu, and certainly one of the most expensive. Sea bass is a prize fish that is almost impossibly to blunder while cooking. Overcooking is almost impossible due to the fatty richness of the fish. However, under-cooking is much easier. There are seldom few that enjoy raw sea bass. It is not one of the most loved sushi fish. Although they swimm in the deep sea Arctic waters, they are not enjoyed by sushi lovers and mostly need to be cooked thoroughly.
As you'll see in the video, adding a fruit sauce does take the fish to another level. But, Chilean Sea Bass needs no addition to make a perfect meal. Grilling and pan searing are the preferred methods of cooking this delicious fish. Simply frying the fish works well also. Add some coconut oil or olive oil and a squeeze of lemon and you'll have a gourmet quality meal in no time!
Chilean Sea Bass