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Golden Sea Bass Recipe

Golden Sea Bass Recipe

If you’ve ever tasted potato-crusted sea bass in a restaurant and wished you could have it at home, this version is for you. Store-bought potato flakes and a salad dressing mix combine for a great coating that’s a breeze to whip up. –Judi Markert, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pounds sea bass fillets or halibut steaks
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Paprika


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine the potato flakes, dressing mix and pepper. In another bowl, beat the egg. Dip fillets into egg, then coat with potato flake mixture.
  • 2. Place in a single layer in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with paprika.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 10-14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked fish equals 180 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Golden Sea Bass

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"Here I am, reviewing my own contest-winning recipe, but I want to provide a money-saving tip: you don't need to use sea bass or halibut in this dish. Any firm-fleshed white fish will do, as long as it's not a flat fillet. Norwegian cod loin is readily available where we live. It's the correct shape and the price is right. Just experiment with the cooking time a bit so that it doesn't overcook."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"Made this yesterday for my family. Everyone raved about it. Will certainly make it again."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"I used halibut, which I found to be very much like sea bass. I cooked my portion a little bit longer than 14 minutes, and had a beautiful dinner."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"Delicious and quick! I found it easy to cut back on the butter to make it even healthier too."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Fantastic fish and fantastic recipe. Added bonus that it was easy to make with ingredients on hand. I was fortunate enough to find sea bass on manager's clearance at my local grocery store (6.99/lb vs. 19.99/lb), which made this affordable this time around."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"This recipe has become my families favorite Sea Bass recipe. We absolutely love it!!"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"We loved it however as someone else mentioned, this particular fish is expensive even on sale. I bought it at Whole Food Market and it cost me $50 for 2lbs. We will make again but not often because of the price of the fish, not because of the recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"This was great. I purchased sea bass at the local grocery store because it was on sale. I have never cooked with sea bass before. My husband even like it!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"This is fantastic and so easy to make"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Loved this recipe. The sea bass was $33 for 1 1/2 lbs, so I won't be making this very often but it was great."

Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"So light and airy. Delicious. A new standard in my household."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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