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Sea bass fillets with chorizo crumbs

5
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Spanish chorizo is a hard, cured sausage flavored with smoked paprika, unlike Mexican chorizo, a fresh sausage made with chiles, garlic, and spices. Mexican chorizo must be cooked before eating, but because Spanish chorizo is cured, it can be eaten much like salami, making it a flavorful addition to an antipasti platter. Because it is so intensely flavored, you don't need much of it to add deep flavor to the crispy, savory breadcrumbs—an ideal topping for the tender, mildly-flavored sea bass.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Chorizo

2½ oz, cured Spanish, chopped

Sourdough bread

2½ slice(s), large, (about 2 1/2 oz) torn into small pieces

Fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, chopped

Lemon zest

2 tsp, (about 1 lemon)

Garlic clove

2 clove(s), 1 chopped and 1 sliced

Uncooked branzino (sea bass) fillet(s)

12 oz, cut into 4 pieces

Uncooked string beans

1 pound(s)

Sun-dried tomatoes (without oil)

1¾ oz

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In small skillet, cook chorizo over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fat begins to render, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to food processor. Add bread, parsley, lemon zest, and chopped garlic. Pulse until fine breadcrumbs form.
  2. Arrange fish, skin-side down, on prepared baking sheet and top with chorizo crumbs, pressing so crumbs adhere. Bake until fish is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium pot of boiling water, blanch green beans until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  4. Coat medium skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium. Add sliced garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add green beans and tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until green beans are heated through and tomatoes soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with fish.
  5. Serving size: 1 fillet and 1⁄4 of green beans