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Pan-Fried Black Sea Bass with Garlic Butter


  • 1 ½ pounds black sea bass fillets
  • ¼ cup milk
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • flour
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons pressed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Place milk in a shallow bowl.  Dip fillets in milk and drain off excess.  Lightly salt and pepper, then dredge in flour.

Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add 3 tablespoons butter and heat to 350° – 375° F. Cook fillets until golden, about 5 to six minutes. Flip over and repeat, cooking until done.  Remove to a warm platter.

Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel.  Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter, shaking the pan until butter foams and turns slightly brown.  Add garlic and sauté lightly.  Do not allow it to get dark or to burnAdd lemon juice and drizzle over fish.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2