Jurassic Park Chilean Sea Bass Recipe

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HAMMOND (cont’d)
Dr. Grant – – as I was saying, we’ve laid out lunch for you before you head out into the park.  Alejandro, our gourmet chef – –
GRANT
What are they doing?

As they watch, a giant crane lowers something large down into the middle of the jungle foliage inside the pen.  Something very large…
HAMMOND
Feeding them. (moving along)
Alejandro is preparing a delightful meal for us.  A Chilean sea bass, I believe.  Shall we?

In honor of Jurassic World hitting theaters in less than two weeks, let’s give a nod to where it all started with a Chilean sea bass recipe fit for the platters served up at Jurassic Park!
Jurassic World logo
Photo credit: cdnds.net
Jurassic Park chilean sea bass
Photo credit: popcultureasylum

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 lbs. Chilean sea bass filets (can substitute with another ocean-based, white meat fish such as sea bass, tile fish, or halibut (which is what was in my freezer and used this time around))
  • 1/2 cup pan-searing flour*
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 eggs (optional- coat your filets in egg before covering them in flour for a thicker crust)
  • *mix your own pan-searing flour by combining:
  • 1/2 cup flour (Gold Medal Wondra Flour works the best since it doesn’t clump)
  • 2.5 teaspoons salt (finely ground sea salt, if you have it on hand, works well)
  • 1.5 teaspoons white pepper.
  • Optional -add in 1 teaspoon of basil, cumin, or paprika depending upon your palette and tastes. I did not include it this time.
Directions:
1. Lightly rinse your filets then soak in a salted ice bath for 20-30 minutes.

2. Lightly rinse your filets again and then pat dry excess water.

3. Coat each filet in the searing flour using a bag or bowl.

breading the fish with egg and Ibreadcrumbs
4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes and add your butter and olive oil. If a drop of water instantly snaps and pops when hitting your pan (please exercise caution!), then everything is sufficiently hot for cooking. -This is very important…too hot and your oil will start to burn, too cool and your fish will be mushy. The correct temperature will yield a filet that has a crisp crust but a moist, flaky interior.

5. Add a filet to the pan. Optional- tilt the pan slightly and continuously pour the oil/butter mixture over the filet with a spoon as it cooks. Pan sear for roughly 5-7 minutes, until the bottom browns nicely.

pan frying the fish golden brown pan fried fish fillets

6. Flip the filet and cook the other side until is browns (roughly 3-4 minutes).

7. Repeat with remaining filets and serve with your favorite sides. I’d recommend a bed of couscous and some grilled asparagus as nice pairings.

fried fish over a bed of couscous and grilled asparagus fried halibut over a bed of cous cous and grilled asparagus
Bon appetit!
Who’s ready for Jurassic World? Do you think it’ll stand up to Jurassic Park at all? What’s your favorite dinosaur? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • Paige
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    Looks pretty delicious! I’m looking forward to the movie too 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      It was Paige! …and I’m not even big on fish. Only a couple more days now!

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