In the Mediterranean it’s called Branzino, in India, it’s better known as Sea Bass or Bhetki. Whether you are already a die-hard fan of branzino or someone new to it, you will not be able to get enough of the drool-worthy grilled branzino recipe we have for you! The flavour of this fish is mild yet distinct and it is not overly bony. The texture is firm and it’s easy to cook.
What is Sea Bass?
A generic term, Sea bass includes an array of different fish varieties. Interestingly, a few of them are not even sea bass despite sharing similar characteristics. The popularity of this fish gained momentum in the 1990s on restaurant menus. Asian Sea Bass in India is also known as Pandugappa, Kalanchi, Kaduvai and more depending on the region. While sea bass can live and grow in freshwater, they are born/spawned in the sea.
Licious Sea Bass For Grilled Branzino
Rather than heading to the wet market early in the morning, get fresh sea bass delivered to your doorstep. At Licious, our fish is from the day’s catch of approved local fishing boats. Passed through 150+ safety & quality checks, our fish and seafood are also free from added chemicals. For convenience, our expert meat technicians cut, clean and vacuum seal your orders.
On our website, you’ll find the following sea bass cuts:
- Boneless Finger Cut
- Boneless Fry Cut
- Boneless Fillet
- Boneless Cubes
- Medium Curry Cut
For this Grilled Branzino recipe, we recommend any of our boneless cuts.
|Prep Time||20 minutes|
|Cook Time||30 minutes|
- Add the ginger, olive oil, shallots, lime zest, cooking salt and pepper to a bowl to prepare a marinade.
- Marinate the fish with half of this mixture and set aside the other half for serving.
- On medium-high heat, preheat a grill and use vegetable oil to brush the grates.
- Transfer the sea bass fish to the grill.
- Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side.
- Drizzle the fish fillets with the reserved marinade and finish with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt and some olive oil.
- Serve this Branzino Indian Recipe with a glass of white wine or pilsner beer and crusty bread. This Crispy Grilled Branzino recipe also goes well with chicken, potatoes, or over a tossed salad.
- If you're using a barbecue instead of a grill pan, use natural charcoal to add a smoky flavour.
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