Pan fried fillet of sea bream
For me sea bream is just as if not tastier than sea bass and its more sustainable so mother earth will love you for it!! Feel free to use any white fish for this. You can buy a whole fish and fillet it yourself (see the ‘cooking&eating’ page) or get your fish monger to do it for you. I have mine with a simple baby leafed salad and goats cheese. Yum!
1- 2 whole sea bream or 2-4 fillets
1 sprig of thyme
1 clove of garlic
A knob of butter
Sea salt and black pepper
1. Sprinkle each fillet with ground black pepper and a little sea salt on the flesh side
2. In a pestle and mortar pour in a little sea salt and a peeled garlic clove and ground into a paste. Add in the knob of butter and mix it through. Pick the thyme leaves of the sprig and coat in a little olive oil so they don’t burn too quickly.
3. Place a large frying pan on a high heat and add the butter-paste and the thyme leaves. When the pan is hot add the fish fillets skin side down and cook for a minute or 2 until the flesh has turned white half way up. Add a squeeze of lemon on them and carefully flip them over and cook for a further 2 mins. Don’t overcook them but do insure all the flesh in the thickest part is white.
4. Sever with a nice fresh salad or some new baby potatoes!