Jen Causey
Hands-On Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

This whole-meal striped bass recipe checks off all the nutritional boxes. Coming in at just 307 calories, the preparation offers up 34 grams of protein and a side of spinach, all ready in just half an hour. If you tend to cook salmon or shrimp at home, widen the net (har, har) a little with striped bass, a sustainable seafood choice available wild and farmed. Halibut’s a great substitution, too, if you can’t find bass at your local market. For this all-in-one supper, you’ll sauté shallots and make a quick vinaigrette before cooking the striped bass and spinach and plating it altogether.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a saucepan, over medium-low heat, simmer the shallots in ½ cup of the oil until they are light golden brown, about 12 minutes.

Step 2

Transfer the shallots to a bowl and stir in the capers, vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Set aside.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 4

Season the fish with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook until opaque, about 4 minutes per side. Divide among plates.

Step 5

Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add the spinach, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Step 6

Cook, stirring, until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with the striped bass, drizzling the vinaigrette over the top.

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