What is it?
Sea Bass is a popular variety of lean fish that takes well to virtually any cooking method. Black Sea Bass is sweet and meaty.
How to choose:
When shopping for fish, freshness is key. Try to buy fish on the day you plan to cook it, and seek out the freshest fish your market has to offer. Don’t be shy about asking to examine the fish closely. Here’s what to look for:
- Eyes Clear, not gray, cloudy, or sunken
- Flesh Firm to the touch and moist (not mushy or slimy)
- Gills Vibrant and bright red
- Aroma C lean and briny, like the sea (not fishy)
How to prep:
Once you’ve selected a fish, ask the fishmonger to gut and scale it for you.
How to store:
Rrinse the fish well inside and out. Pat it thoroughly dry, wrap it in paper towels, and store it in a plastic bag in the coldest part of the refrigerator. If you need to store it overnight, set the fish in its plastic bag on a bed of ice in the refrigerator.
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