How to make Chilean Sea Bass fully flavorful and Buttery!

How to make Chilean Sea Bass fully flavorful and Buttery!

Hey Foodies! Did you know that cooking is also a form of self care?

Today, I want to help you try a fish other than Salmon, Tilapia or Catfish.

Let’s get into some Chilean Sea Bass!

This seared Chilean Seabass recipe is actually pretty simple. Serve it with a side of your favorite sautéed vegetables. My favorite to have with this fish are mushrooms, onions, jalapeño, garlic and shallot. You can also serve this with rice, roasted potatoes or even a salad. If you want extra flavor, crispy some bacon and throw it over the top.

Seared Chilean Sea Bass

For the Seared Chilean Sea Bass:


  • Chilean Sea Bass fillets
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cayenne pepper (use to your spice preference)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh lemon
  • Fresh Parsley


Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C).

After cleaning and rinsing your seabass, pat the sea bass fillets dry with some paper towels. Note: This is key for a crispy sear!

After patting the Chilean Sea Bass fillets dry, rub them with your favorite seasonings or the seasonings listed.

To sear seabass: Heat a large oven-proof, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and butter to the skillet. Place the seasoned Sea Bass fillets into the pan, skin-side down. Sear the fillets for about 2-3 minutes until they’ve got that golden crust. Use your tongs or spatula to give them a gentle flip and sear the other side for an additional 2 minutes, add more butter and oil, if needed.

Lower your heat to medium. Add butter to the skillet and let it melt. Toss in the minced garlic and let it sauté for a minute or so – just until it’s fragrant but not burned.

Once your sea bass has that buttery garlicky flavor, transfer the skillet to the oven to let the fish finish cooking. This will take about 5-7 minutes, but keep an eye on it. You’re aiming for a flaky finish but not overcooked.

For a Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce:


  • Butter, softened
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Start by heating a small non stick skillet pan to create a luscious Lemon Butter Sauce. Once heated, add your butter, minced garlic, fresh sliced lemon and or lemon juice. Cook until flagrant, but not overcooked. Season your sauce (to taste) with salt and black pepper. The last step is to add in your chopped parsley. Set this sauce aside to infuse the flavors while continuing to prepare the Sea Bass and vegetables.

For the Sauteed Vegetables:


  • Olive oil
  • Mushroom, sliced
  • Yellow or Sweet onion, sliced
  • Jalapeno, sliced
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • shallot
  • Salt and black pepper and other seasonings that you prefer, to taste


While the Sea Bass is cooking to perfection, let’s get some sautéed vegetables going to complement our dish. In a separate skillet, heat your olive oil over medium heat. Add your onion, jalapeno, shallot and mushroom. Sauté the vegetables for about 5-6 minutes until they are tender-crisp and beautifully colored. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Toss everything together to ensure the flavors meld perfectly.

Once your Sea Bass is beautifully seared and the sautéed vegetables are infused with delightful flavors, it’s time to plate! This is the other fun part for me and most likely will be for you too! Transfer your veggies to a part of the plate. Place the Chilean Sea Bass fillets on top of the veggies. Generously drizzle the prepared Lemon Butter Sauce atop everything and garnish with your sauteed lemon slices and bacon (if made) fresh lemon wedges. Neatly place any other sides you’ve prepared around the plate.

Chilean Sea Bass with lemon garlic sauce


In 30 minutes or less, you’ve crafted a gourmet meal that looks like it’s straight out of a restaurant. But the real joy of cooking, is the process. The act of creating something delicious for yourself is a reminder that you deserve to invest time in your well-being and allow your creativity to flow.

Enjoying food, every sizzle, every aroma, and, ultimately, every bite is your testament to experiencing the simplicity of life’s pleasures. Cooking for yourself ensures that you remember to occasionally hit ‘pause’, and indulge in treating yourself from making your favorite sandwich, to a five course meal.

Let me know how yours turned out and if you enjoyed the experience!

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