Pan-seared Chilean Sea Bass with Peach Salsa
Makes 4 servings.
2 cups (1 lb) fresh, ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
¼ cup minced scallions
½ cup cilantro, chopped
jalapeno chilis, seeded, deveined and minced (to taste)
superfine sugar (to taste)
salt and pepper (to taste)
¼ cup fresh lime juice
½ t five-spice powder
2 Tbsp. safflower oil
4 (1½ lbs) Chilean sea bass steaks, 6 oz each, skinned and boned
cilantro sprigs (for garnish)
lime wedges (for garnish)
Combine diced peaches, scallions, cilantro, chilis, sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix well. Set aside for at least one hour at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator. Mix in lime juice before serving.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix five-spice powder with oil and brush onto both sides of steaks. Heat large sautè pan over high heat until it begins to smoke. Sear sea bass until golden brown on both sides. Finish cooking to desired doneness in the oven.
To serve, place one steak on each of the four plates. Divide salsa evenly and spoon over and along side. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and lime wedges.
Nutrition analysis per serving: Calories 330 (35% from fat); Fat 14g (sat 2g); Protein 42g; Carbohydrates 15g; Fiber 2g; Cholesterol 136mg; Sodium 129mg.