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Striped Bass With Lemon and Herb Sauce


  • 4/6oz. True Striped Bass Fillets, patted dry

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 1 lemon, halved lengthwise

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Sprinkle fillets with pepper and 3/4 teaspoon salt; let stand 20 minutes.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add lemons, cut sides down, and cook until lightly charred, about 5 minutes. Add olive oil, and place fillets, skin sides down, in skillet with lemon. Cook, undisturbed, until sides of skin begin to brown and fish is almost fully opaque, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. When the fillets appear to be approximately 90% cooked through, flip fillets, and cook 1 minute. Transfer fish and lemons to plates. Cut each lemon half into 2 wedges. Wipe skillet clean.

  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add wine, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and butter. As butter melts, whisk to emulsify mixture. Spoon sauce over fillets. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve with a charred lemon wedge.

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