Citrus Striped Bass
A fresh new take on fish - tangy, sweet and just perfect for this fish that was caught from Cape Cod Bay just the day before.
Today was the perfect start to summer - 80's, blue skies and a few hours at the beach were all I needed for inspiration to come up with this recipe.
If you are new to CD then the first thing you should know is that my boyfriend Ryan is a fisherman on Cape Cod, so luckily whenever he catches something he brings it home for me to cook up! This particular fish was just caught the day before which is really the only way to go.
Orange, lemon and lime with a hint of butter were drizzled over this lightly seasoned white fish, served with a side of Greek Orzo Salad.
What are "bulbs" you ask? I'm talking about those little membranes inside the fruit that are just bursting with more flavor. It added great texture and an extra boost of citrus.
The butter helped to thicken it a little bit and to tone down the bitterness of the fruits' juice, so be sure to add the butter!
- Zest and juice of 1 navel orange
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- Zest and juice of 2 limes
- 1 TBS butter
- 1 LB striped bass or other flakey white fish
- salt and pepper
- In a small saucepan, heat the juices, zest and butter until blended together.
- In a large heated pan or grill, sear both sides of the fish then cover to cook the inside of the fish (about 8 minutes if it is a thick piece)
- Serve the fish with just a little sauce drizzled over each piece