Sea Bass and Meyer Lemon and Cilantro – Cooking with kids!

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In our area, Santa Monica Seafood is one of the best purveyors of sea food in Los Angeles. Fortunately AMAZON FRESH delivers products from there, directly to my home. I use AMAZON FRESH two to three times a week. It is a joy – and I wish I had it decades ago when I was a young, busy, working mom. Oh well – better late than never!

We love sea bass – and here is a simple recipe. Healthy too. Easy to cook – especially when cooking with kids! Did you know that  Sea bass is a deep-water fish that can live up to 50 years and grow to weigh over 200 pounds – it is NOT an endangered species. But large, unreported catches from illegal fishing of this valuable fish has made effective management difficult. In 2000, more than 16,000 tons of Chilean sea bass were legally harvested in the Antarctic management area. Estimates vary, but there may be up to twice that amount taken illegally. Some Chilean sea bass fisheries are managed in a responsible manner, but there are some areas where the species has been and continues to be overfished. All imports of Chilean sea bass have to be accompanied by a document verifying that the fish were caught legally. U.S. Customs and NOAA Fisheries regulations do not allow Chilean sea bass imports without this document and a valid dealer permit issued by NOAA. In addition, the United States works closely with Chile to ensure that Chilean sea bass imported from there has been legally caught and is properly documented. So enjoy!

Sea Bass with Meyer Lemon 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of sea bass ( for two people)
  • 1 Meyer lemon
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Olive oil to taste
  • Chopped cilantro ( 1/4 cup)Cilantro

Directions:

  1. Place the sea bassinto a casserole ( shallow) and drizzle mayer lemon juice, olive oil and salt to taste over it. Revers the fish and make sure the liquids touch each spot but do not submerge the fish into the liquid as Sea Bass will release a lot of of its own juices.
  2. Bake in a 350 degree heated oven for 20 -30 minutes – the time depends on the thickness of the fish, the heat of your oven and how well done or rare you like your fish.
  3. Sprinkle chopped cilantro ( we grow our own) over the cooked fish and serve with brown rice. YUM!
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I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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