Sea Bass Theodore Recipe - On Plate

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Pan Fried Sea Bass with Lemon and Mustard Dressing

Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Cooking Time:
60 minutes
Serves: 2


  • 3 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 2 Fillets of Sea bass
  • 2 tbsp Arran Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Chalice Mead
  • 2 tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 pinch of Ground White Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Summer Harvest Rapeseed oil
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 8 x Baby Potatoes
  • 100 g Butter
  • 1 x Garlic clove
  • 2 tspn Thyme
  • 1/2 tspn Salt
  • 1/2 tspn White Pepper
  • 1 x Cauliflower
  • 75 g Butter
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 2 pinches of Salt
  • 2 x Shallots
  • 1 pinch of White Pepper


    1. First, prepare your fondant potatoes by peeling your potatoes then cutting the tops off creating an even surface on either side. This lets the flavour penetrate through the centre of the potato. Once the tops have been taken off, place in a shallow pan with the unsalted butter, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover the fondants in hot water and simmer until the pan starts to bubble. Place in the oven for ten minutes or until the fondant potatoes are golden brown.

    2. Now it's time for the lemon and mustard dressing. Beat together the arran mustard, Chalice mead, cider vinegar, honey, seasoning and, drip by drip, the rapeseed oil until it has all combined together.

    3. To make the cauliflower purée; Cook the cauliflower with the shallot in a pan with the butter, salt and white pepper until golden brown. Add the milk and a splash of water, but not too much as this may make the purée too watery. Once all is combined, blend until smooth and pass through a fine chinois or sieve.

    4. The final part is the pan fried sea bass. Put your pan on the heat and let it sit until it is nice and hot. Get your fish ready by seasoning both sides with salt and white pepper. Place the fish, skin side down, in the pan and fry until the skin is crispy. Flip the sea bass and fry for a further fifteen seconds and place in the oven for two to three minutes depending on the thickness.

    5. Whilst the fish is in the oven, get your canvas ready with your fondant potato, cauliflour purée, lemon and honey dressing. Be creative and have fun plating your dish how you like.

    Theodore's Top Tip: Serve with a glass of elderflower mead on ice! #ChaliceMead