Recipe Summary

Prep time: 45 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 8 servings

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in veggies
  • rich in grains
  • rich in protein
  • lower in carbs
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Cornmeal Crusted Sea Bass with Corn and Tomatillo Salsa

This recipe serves:  8
For the salsa:
2 ears fresh corn
12 tomatillos,husks removed
2/3 cup seeded and diced tomato
2 jalapeño peppers,seeded and diced
2/3 cup seeded and diced cucumber
2/3 cup chopped red onion
2/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
For the sea bass:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup cornmeal
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
8 sea bass fillets,red snapper or catfish (4 ounces each)
Cooking Instructions
For the salsa:

1. Roast the corn over an open flame or under a broiler until just browned. When cool, cut the kernels from the cob. Put in a medium bowl and set aside.

2. Place the tomatillos in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until soft, about 5 minutes. Drain and purée in a blender until smooth. Pour into the bowl containing the corn. Add the tomatoes, jalapeños, cucumber, onion, red pepper, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.

For the sea bass:

1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

2.Pour the buttermilk into a shallow dish and sprinkle the cornmeal onto another shallow dish. Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper; dip each fillet into buttermilk, then dredge in cornmeal.

3. Sauté the fish fillets until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

4. Transfer to warm plates and serve with room-temperature salsa on the side.

Serving Size: 1 fillet of fish and 1/2 cup of salsa

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 8

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 309
  • Carbohydrate
  • 29 g
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • Protein
  • 25 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 628 mg