Fish and seafood, in my opinion, is the best protein dinner you can imagine. It is easier to digest than chicken breasts and is much lighter and there in an uncountable amount of ways to cook it and make it delicious. The best for the diet purpose is obviously grill or baking. You can bake it in a foil parcel to keep its goodness and it is also the easiest way.
This sea bass is easy to make, light and will fill your body with that pure protein that makes this dish 100% diet-friendly and 0% sin. Steamed spinach accompanies it greatly adding vitamin K, Manganese, folate, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C and dietary fibre to your meal. Sounds perfect to me.
Whole sea bass, cleaned (ask your Fishmonger to prepare it for you)
1 or ½ of red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced.
2 small or 1 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
Fresh spinach (can add some nuts, best with pine nuts)
Olive oil for Spinach
- Wash the sea bass, pat dry, score on each side of the fish few times. Soak Sea Bass in Salty water -1 tbsp. salt for a 1.5l water while preparing the marinade.
- Peel ½ lime’s skin in tiny pieces and squeeze the lime juice leaving few slices to put on top of your fish.
- Mix juice with chilli, garlic, ginger – you’ll get an aromatic marinade.
- Cover the fish in this marinade and leave to rest for 30 mins.
- Preheat oven to 180C Fan/Gas6 or 200C conventional.
- Place the fish on a large piece of oiled foil, big enough to wrap it up loosely.
- Bake fish for 25 mins, check that it is cooked and the fillets are flaking easily. Leave to rest for 5 mins in foil.
- Boil water and cover spinach with it, then dry it straight away, add some olive oil, season and serve with the fish.