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Baked Chilean sea bass with tomatillo sauce

Baked Chilean sea bass with tomatillo sauce
Los Angeles Times

After all the holiday eating, most of us are ready for simple, light dishes. Here's one that's flavorful and features fish, a healthful choice. I used my favorite fish, Chilean sea bass, but you can also use halibut filets. This ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour | Serves 4
  • 1 pound tomatillos
  • 2 cups water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1 serrano chile, minced
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 4 (1/4-pound) Chilean sea bass filets, each about 1-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish

Step 1Remove husks from tomatillos, then wash under running water. Combine tomatillos and water in saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer until tomatillos are tender, about 10 minutes. Puree with liquid; set aside.

Step 2Coat skillet with cooking spray. Saute garlic, onion and chile in oil until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomatillo puree. Bring to simmer and cook until puree thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and lime juice.

Step 3Put filets into 4 individual baking dishes. Pour tomatillo sauce over fish. Bake at 375 degrees until fish flakes easily when tested with fork, about 30 minutes. Just before serving, spoon sour cream over fish and sprinkle with cilantro.


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