Sea bass with braised courgettes

Sea Bass with Braised Courgettes

Serves 4


4 sea bass fillets about 180-200g 4 courgettes 2 cloves garlic finely chopped Good handful basil, torn or torn roughly 100ml olive oil 2 lemons Salt and pepper


Peel, top and tail the courgettes, cut into quarters lengthways then cut into 1 inch chunks. Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan, add the garlic and sweat for a minute without any colour, next add the courgettes and the basil, season with salt and pepper and mix well. Cook the courgettes for about 15 minutes stirring regularly until most of the water from the courgettes has evaporated and they have stewed down leaving some in chunks and some completely broken down. Remove from the heat and put to one side. Heat a frying pan with a little olive oil, place the sea bass into the pan skin side down, season with a little salt, cook until the sea bass skin starts to take some colour and begins to crisp. Carefully turn the fillets over and place the pan into a hot oven and roast for 5 minutes (could be more or less depending on size & thickness of fish) To serve reheat the courgettes to just warm, add a good squeeze of lemon and put a generous spoonful onto each warm plate. Put the sea bass on top and serve with a lemon wedge.