Grilled Sea Bass in Lime-Garlic Sauce with Lemon Veggie Base

Monday, September 15, 2014

Last week was just terrible for my food blog!  I started on Tuesday fully intending to get back into the grove of twice-a-week postings.  I was making banana bread which for some reason I had been wanting forever!  I was even almost done making it and I got to the point where you have to cook it in the oven for about 40 minutes and within 15 it was burnt to a crisp while still being completely raw inside.  I cried.  Seriously!  Not because I couldn't do the blog but because I knew I wouldn't be eating banana bread that day!

Well needless to say that was the breaking point for me with the oven (since I was cooking it at 100 degrees below what I was supposed to and it still got burnt).  So, my dear fiancé emailed the landlord and thank goodness he was like I will get you a new oven by Thursday.  The next day (while still without an oven) I was like okay lets turn things around and make some no-bake lime cheesecake.

Except for the fact that we were out of heavy cream and had no kind of nut in the house to make a crust.  I so didn't want to run out to get those items either since I had spent yesterday running out to get the items that we were missing for the banana bread.

The day goes on and it becomes around 1:00 in the afternoon when I have to decide what to have for dinner.  Turns out the day before I was smart and took a Sea Bass out of the freezer.  Still mad at my oven I decided no way was I going to try to bake it and I didn't even want to use the burners on the top.  The only other alternative.... grilling!!  And guess what!?  No problems what-so-ever!  I made this delicious meal that I am finally going to share with you now.

The following day the oven guy arrived and couldn't get the oven out so we had to wait another day for a handy man.  Just the most stubborn oven I've ever encountered!  ;)  But now we have a new oven and I made some banana bread this morning and it seems to be working just fine!


Sea Bass
  • 1 lb Sea Bass (I like to buy it fresh and then freeze it if I won't be eating it that night)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lime zest & juice
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
Roasted Veggies
  • 4-5 carrots
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  1. You are going to want to start about an hour before you plan on preparing dinner.  The Sea Bass will marinate for a half hour on each side before grilling.
  2. To make the marinade, zest the lime then cut in half and juice the lime.  Place in a dish that you desire your fish to marinate in in the fridge.
  3. Chop the garlic cloves and add to the lime juice and zest.
  4. Add in ginger powder, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.
  5. Mix together with a fork. 
  6. Place your Sea Bass in the mixture and massage onto both sides before placing in the fridge and setting your timer to a half hour.  After a half our flip and let sit for another half hour or until you are ready to make your meal.
  7. While your fish is marinating you can prepare the veggies.  Thinly slice all of the veggies.
  8. Place in a bowl and add spices, lemon juice, and olive oil. 
  9. Toss/mix with your hands and set aside. 
  10. Start your grill and let it heat up whether using a charcoal or a gas grill.  We used charcoal.
  11. Make a makeshift tinfoil tray for the fish and the remaining sauce.  Place the veggies on a veggie tray or make another tinfoil tray for those as well.
  12. Put the veggies on the grill about 4 minutes before the fish goes on.
  13. Once it's been about 4 minutes or the veggies seem like they are starting to cook add the Sea Bass.  
  14. Depending on how thick the Sea Bass is it will need 4 minutes on one side and another 4-6 on the other side to finish the cooking process.  It should become easily flaky when done.
  15. Serve the Sea Bass on the bed of lemon veggies.
  16. EnJoY!!

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