TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 sea bass or grouper fillets (8 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 198 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off of bulb. Brush with oil. Wrap in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to 350°. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Squeeze softened garlic into pan. Stir in the onion, lime juice, mustard, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until onion is tender.
  3. Arrange the fillets in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; top with onion mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Garlic-Lime Sea Bass in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p153

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 95907
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"This was good. Liked the combination of flavors. I have another sea bass recipe from this site that I prefer but would do this one again."

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