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Garlic-Lime Sea Bass

I was a chef on a dive boat, and this was one of my favorite ways to serve our fresh catch.
  • 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)


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arrange the fillets in an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish; top with onion mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 198 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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