Grilled Sea Bass with Chili-Lime Dressing

Grilled Sea Bass with Chili-Lime Dressing

Chef John 21756

"While this recipe for grilled sea bass with an Asian chile-lime dressing is super-fast and easy, it doesn't taste or look super-fast and easy. Your guests will be impressed, and it will be our little secret. I served mine with some caramelized parsnips."


25 m servings 155 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 775 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Whisk garlic, lime zest, rice vinegar, fish sauce, lime juice, chile pepper sauce, and sesame oil in a glass bowl.
  3. Brush both sides of sea bass fillets with vegetable oil and sprinkle lightly with salt.
  4. Cook on the preheated grill until fish is opaque, shows good grill marks, and springs back when pressed lightly, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer fillets to a serving platter.
  5. Whisk dressing again; taste and and adjust seasoning. Drizzle dressing over warm fish. Sprinkle fillets with cilantro leaves.


  • Cook's Note:
  • An easy technique for mincing garlic is to shred it on a Microplane(R).
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  1. 16 Ratings


This is the most delicious fish I have ever made or even had. I used tilapia instead of sea bass because I didn't want to bother with my grill, and because my grocery store had a great deal on f...

I tried this tonight and it was amazing! I used Sriracha for the chili sauce, and added a teaspoon of Thai Chile Ginger sauce plus a teaspoon of Ponzu Lime sauce. My husband grilled the seas b...

Very easy to make and absolutely delicious!

I use this dressing on steak, pork, fish, chicken, and even white rice! Everything is amazing with this dressing. I put it in a saucepan on low heat for a while to meld the ingredients. This is ...

I watched the video, and Chef John said this sauce would be good on chicken or other types of fish. The fish market had no sea bass today, so I bought some salmon. Right before dinner, it star...

it was delicious. For those who find it too salty i think its because of the fish sauce. I only put a couple tsp. 2tbp. of fih sauce I think is way too much. I loved it and definitely will make ...

This was super super salty.

Great recipe!! (the picture doesn't do it justice). I couldn't help but add freshly chopped mangos to this sauce - we were licking our plates!

we have made this recipe twice for sea bass and it was delicious each time!! the dressing is amazing!! looking forward to trying it on other types of meat and salads!!