FOOD: Lemon & Honey Sea Bass Recipe

Today I’m sharing with you a lovely recipe I discovered recently at the #AsdaMEATup blog event for ‘National Burger Day’. Yes, I know what you are thinking “This isn’t a burger!” But listen up,  I might be pescatarian but I can still join in with the burger related fun! As at the blog event, the team of professional chefs showed us they have plenty of alternatives to stick on the BBQ if the traditional Beef Burger just isn’t your thing. So much so, I ended up indulging in two helpings of this delicious Lemon and Honey Sea Bass – I just had to go back for more! It was SO good. The great thing about the recipe is that it’s so versatile – it can be served in a burger bap or just with a selection of salad – it goes with everything and is a great gluten free option too.
So, onto the recipe…

3 lemons, plus extra to serve
1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped, plus extra to garnish
1 tbsp. clear honey
1 tbsp. soy sauce
3 tbsp. olive oil
6 small whole sea bass, gutted and cleaned (head and tail left on)

1. Squeeze the juice from one of the lemons into a bowl and add the chilli, honey, soy and olive oil.

2. Slice the other lemons and cut each slice in half. Insert into the cavities of the fish. Make diagonal cuts in the skin and flesh of the fish on both sides, taking care not to cut through to the bone.

3. Put the fish in a large dish and spoon over the lemon marinade to coat. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes (no longer or the marinade will affect the texture of the fish).

4. Barbecue the fish until cooked, turning once and brushing with marinade as they cook. Garnish with chilli and serve with lemon wedges.

Of course, served best with a glass of Pimms and a bowl of Eton mess, bliss!

And as for the blog event, well, we were totally spoilt from beginning to end! A Big Yellow Party Bus was laid on to collect all the bloggers from Brighton Station (fuelled by chip fat too – how cool!) which took everyone to a plush house right in the outer edges of suburban Brighton for our private party. The gorgeous modern house had a large garden and terrace area which was perfect for setting up a BBQ area with lots of room to sit, chill out and have a catch up, and most of all EAT! There was even a jazz band to entertain us as the Gin and Pimms flowed and the scent of the barbecue wafted across the terrace. Such a lovely evening.

A big thank you to the team at Asda and Talented Talkers for having us for the evening and filling our bellies with so much amazing food! See you again soon!

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  • I’m not a fan of fish, but hubs and sons are, so I’ll be pinning this to have a go at later (assuming I remember to check my ever growing list of pin-now-bake-later’s next time I BBQ 😉 ) – I am a fan of Pimms and Eton mess tho, a huge fan of those…they shall be my reward for indulging the fish lovers 😉