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Easy One Pan Mediterranean Style Sea Bass with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

An aromatic fish dish packed with flavour from herbs and bell pepper medley immersed in tomatoes😋

Serve 2


2 sea bass fillets

150g chopped tomatoes

2 small bell peppers, finely diced

20g pitted olives

1/2 lemon

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp clear honey

1 tsp garlic powder

a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste

fresh basil and parsley, to garnish

1 tsp capers, to garnish (optional)

Seasoning for fish

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp dried coriander

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground back pepper

1 tsp olive oil

To serve

cooked pasta


  1. Rub the fish fillets with the seasonings.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high.

  3. Add fillets to the pan, skin side down, and pan fry it for 4 mins until the skin is crispy golden.

  4. Flip the fillets, slightly squeeze the juice from the halved lemon and add the lemon shell to the pan.

  5. Add the diced bell peppers and pitted olives to the pan, cook for 3-4 mins until aromatic.

  6. Add the chopped tomatoes, season with honey and garlic powder with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  7. (Lift the fillets and place on the tomatoes so the fish skin won’t get soaked)*

  8. Simmer for further 3-4 mins.

  9. Transfer to plate and garnish with fresh herbs.

*This is totally optional, it is perfectly fine if you wish to soak the seared fillets in the chopped tomato. I just prefer to have the fish skin crispy😍

I was first introduced to this dish by my Airbnb host in Milan 6 years ago and I fell in love with it at first taste. The herby kick of the fillets was strong, yet balanced well with the rest of the dish.

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