Crispy Skinned Sea Bass
with Salsa Verde, Green Beans and Roast Potatoes
Oh salsa verde, you cheeky little green sauce that makes eyes widen with joy, jaws drop with disbelief and forks fall to the floor (in slow motion). You may be green and mistaken for a pesto of kinds, but a pesto you are not! You’re your own sauce through and through. Stay who you are salsa verde, HelloFresh loves you.
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Flat Leaf Parsley
Sea Bass Fillets
Not included in your delivery
Olive Oil for the Salsa
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks. Pop them onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat.
Spread out in a single layer. TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary.
When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until golden, 25-35 mins. Turn halfway through.
Meanwhile, pop the garlic (unpeeled) into a small piece of foil with a drizzle of oil and scrunch to enclose it. Add it to your potato baking tray and roast until soft, 10-12 mins, then carefully remove.
Chop the olives into the smallest pieces as you can. Chop the parsley (stalks and all) as finely as you can.
Halve the lemon.
In a small bowl, mix the chopped parsley with the chopped olives, half the lemon juice and the olive oil for the salsa (see pantry for amount).
Set your salsa verde aside.
Trim the green beans. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the green beans and stir-fry until starting to char, 3-4 mins. Turn the heat down to medium, then add a splash of water and immediately cover with a lid or some foil.
Allow to cook until the beans are tender, 4-5 mins. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
About 6 mins before the potatoes are cooked, wipe out your (now empty) frying pan and pop on medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
Pat the sea bass dry with kitchen paper, then season with salt and pepper.
Once hot, carefully place your fish into the pan, skin-side down. Cook for 3-4 mins before turning over and cooking for 2-3 mins on the other side. TIP: To get crispy skin on the fish, don't move it around when it's cooking skin-side down. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw fish. The fish is cooked when opaque in the middle.
Once the roasted garlic has cooled, cut the end with scissors, squeeze it out of the skin and mash with a fork. Mix it into the salsa verde.
Plate up your sea bass with the beans and roast potatoes alongside. Drizzle the salsa verde over the top.
Serve with any remaining lemon cut into wedges for squeezing over.