Thursday, June 2, 2011
Chilean Sea Bass with Poblano Pepper Cream Sauce and Mango
(*Heading and design still a work in progress...)
The photo above shows the finished plate with the Poblano Pepper Cream Sauce not heated ...as the roasted peppers made the sauce
The photo below shows the Poblano Pepper Cream Sauce heated atop the stove before plating.
Both tasted great but notice the difference in texture...
Depending on your portion of Chilean Sea Bass this dish can serve as an appetizer or main course.
The photograph above reflects a 4 oz. piece of Chilean Sea Bass, not big by any means, but the richness of the fish goes a long way!
Below, I am charring the Poblano peppers over an open gas flame...fast and easy! You'll hear some "crackling" and that is normal...just keep an eye on the poblanos and turn them often to blacken on all sides...
Below, poblano peppers with their skin peeled off...make sure to also slice them open and remove the seeds if you do not want your sauce super spicy!
I left the skin on the mango, but next time I would slice the skin off before dicing...
Here's the recipe...
Chilean Sea Bass with Poblano Pepper Cream Sauce
3 large poblano peppers
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Lime juice from 1/2 lime
1 tsp. chipotle in adobo sauce
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste (about 1 tsp. kosher salt and 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper)
Roast the poblanos over an open gas flame or in an oven (high heat 400+) until charred on all sides. Carefully place the blackened, charred peppers into a brown paper bag (or Ziploc bag) and seal tight to allow steam.
After about 5-10 minutes, easily remove and discard their blackened charred skin, remove their seeds and roughly chop.
Place the peppers and all the other ingredients above into a blender and blend until smooth, add more cream for a thinner consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.
At this point you can eat it as is...or simmer atop the stove for a few minutes to warm the sauce throughout and give it a smoother consistency.
Chilean Sea Bass
Preheat oven to 375.
Lightly salt and pepper both sides of your fish.
Get a pan very hot then spray with cooking spray and immediately add your fish.
Allow your fish to sit in the pan undisturbed about 2-4 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish.
Flip the fish over to sear the other side for about 1-2 minutes.
Place the entire pan in the oven to finish cooking the fish, about 2-3 minutes.
Carefully remove the pan from the oven (USE OVEN MITTS) and lightly touch the side of the fish to ensure that it is hot. If so the fish is cooked through and ready to eat!
Place Poblano Pepper Cream Sauce in a circular motion on the bottom of your plate. Place fish in the center of the sauce. Top with chopped mango, garnish with cilantro and serve with corn tortilla strips (or chips of choice.)