Farm Fresh Sea Bass
Our Sea Bass is delivered daily and cut to order as required.
It is available either as Whole (Gutted) or Oven Ready (no Head or Tail) or as pre-cut Fillets whichever you prefer. We offer two sizes of fillet 110 to 140g and 140 to 170g our Scaled and Gutted fish are between 400 and 600 g
Sea Bass is a wonderful, light textured fish with a delicate and distinctive flavour. We supply fresh Fillet and Whole Fish, you are very welcome to pr-order in which case it can be vacuum packed or tray sealed for longer life. It is available for home or national delivery. Home delivery (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex) Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Avaiable from vans or shops Tuesday through Saturday.
- Product Information
The European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is a large marine fish typically found in coastal seas down to 100 m depth. They typically enter coastal waters and estuaries during the summer and then migrate offshore to deeper water during winter.
Bass have streamlined bodies with a large head and mouth. They have large silver scales and two dorsal fins; the front fin has 8-9 sharp spiny rays. Bass are commonly found at around 50cm in length with the largest recorded 103 cm.
Sea bass are carnivorous, feeding on fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and other invertebrates
- Cooking Guide
Sea Bass is eaten as Sashimi when super fresh but if you are not familiar with preparing and serving raw fish we advise you to cook it in the many number of ways described here, otherwise enjoy it "au naturale". This is generally not a fish that is blended or blitzed even when cooked unless making a fish stock or sauce. The flavour is very soft and subtle and will be lost if mixed with strong tasting ingredients. Bass comes into its own when pan fried or seared in butter. Most people like a crispy skin so cook it in a hot pan or skillet skin side down. When it caramelises the skin will not stick to the pan and it can be basted using a spoon to finish off the cooking. Sea Bass is often microwaved either in a light sauce or in a Microwave steamer bag. Usually a good idea to remove the skin either before cooking or before eating. Grilled Sea Bass is again a great way to cook this fish. If you like crispy skin then grill it skin side up first. You can always use tin foil to make it easier to turn the fish over to finish it off. A high heat for a short time is pretty good. Many recipes suggest baking Sea Bass and this is a superb method of cooking. Make sure you cook in a hot oven around 200 degrees C (Gas 6) Quite often you can pre-cook potatoes, tomatoes and vegetables then add whole Bass for the last 35 or 40 minutes The Sea Bass is delicate so this method does not bring much to the party, but you may find the odd recipe that calls for it, but I suspect it will be an odd recipe. Steamed Sea Bass is a very popular method of cooking the fish, make sure that its steamed covered so the juices remain in the cooking process, IT wont take long. We will supply Sea Bass completely fresh, loose wrapped on the vans, or you can order it Vacuum sealed which will give it longer life and make it easier and less smelly to store. Keep it chilled or freeze it it will be fine for a few days fresh, but use your nose and your brains for best results.
- Nutrition Data
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- Recipe Ideas
Sea Bass Tray Bake
- 3 red peppers, cut into chunks
- 1 red onion, sliced
- Glug extra-virgin olive oil, plus 2 tsp
- 400g cherry tomatoes on the vine
- 185g marinated olives (we used Sicilian olives from the Real Olive Company)
- 1 tbsp capers, drained
- Glug white vermouth or dry white wine
- 2 large pinches saffron strands
- 4 farmed sea bass fillets (about 150g each), skin-on
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
- Grated zest and juice 1 lemon
- Handful fresh basil leaves
- 4 tbsp mayonnaise
- Cooked couscous or flatbreads to serve
Step 1 -Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Toss the red peppers and onion in a roasting tin with a glug of oil and some salt and pepper, then bake for 30 minutes, tossing halfway through.
Step 2 -Add the tomatoes, olives (and any marinade), capers and vermouth or white wine to the tray and bake for 10 minutes more. Put the saffron in a small bowl, cover with a splash of warm water, then set aside to steep.
Step 3 -Arrange the sea bass, skin-side up, in the tray and top with the garlic. Mix half the saffron and its water into the 2 tsp olive oil and sprinkle over the fish along with salt and black pepper. Bake for 5-6 minutes until almost cooked through, then turn the grill to high and grill the fish for 2-3 minutes to crisp up the skin.
Step 4 -Scatter the fish with the pine nuts, lemon zest, basil and some black pepper. Mix the mayonnaise with the rest of the saffron, the juice of ½ lemon and some more black pepper. Serve the fish with couscous or flatbreads and a squeeze of lemon juice.