Spicy Sea Bass & Mashed Cauliflower

Hey guys!...Here's another Sea Bass delicious dish that I make on the regular basis and wanted to share with you all. It's my recipe that I made up years ago. I guess it was inspired from my trip to India. Most of the food there is heavily rubbed in spices (masala).  I love spices and supreme flavor. So, if you like those things you would like this dish. 

To make it, you could use any spice blend to your liking. Sometimes I like to switch it up, its all depends on my mood. So, this is a very forgiving dish and friendly on the weight line. So have fun with the spices.  But if you want to know what spice blend I used here it is:


4 Tbsp. olive oil 

4 Sea Bass (Skinless....not frozen)

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp  tandoori spice ( you could substituted with Indian Masala or Cajun seasoning)

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp pepper

2 tsp salt


Mashed Cauliflower recipe:

1 head of cauliflower

1 white potato roughly chopped

2 nobs of butter

4 garlic cloves minced

2 tbsp. cream ( milk can work too!) 

1 tsp dried parsley

salt and pepper to taste.

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Wash fish and place in Tupperware bowl.  Then add paprika, tandoori, cumin, pepper and salt. Add olive oil and rub fish with mixture until coated. Place aside. (Best results if marinated over night.)

Meanwhile, place chopped cauliflower and potatoes in boiling water in a soup pot. Cook for 15 teen minutes until vegetables are soft. Drain in colander. Add butter and minced garlic and toast for a few seconds. Then add back the vegetables and mash while stirring in cream. Mash until creamy. Season with pepper, salt and dried parsley at the end.  Once done, set aside.

Heat skillet on middle-high heat with 1 tbsp. of cooking oil.  Cook one fish at a time. Sear fish for 2 minutes on each side want a nice caramelized, charred, finish.  Keep repeating until all fish are cooked.

Place fish on a bed of fluffy mashed cauliflower. Drizzle herb garlic butter on top ( keep reading for recipe) and serve.

Serves: 4

Time: 30 minutes


Herb garlic recipe:

1 nob of butter

a dash of dried parsley

a tinge of mince garlic.

Combine in a small bowl and heat in microwave for 10 seconds until butter is melted. Drizzle only a little on fish and mash before serving.