Citrus marinated sea bass with pickled peppers

Citrus marinated sea bass with pickled peppers, fresh and a little bit spicy combination that is perfect as a starter for any special dinner.

It is so easy to make and can be made 1 day in advance then it is just a matter of serving it on a nice platter. For sure a dish to surprise your guest.

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Citrus marinated sea bass with pickled peppers

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: Appetizers and Snack, Pintxos (Tapas)


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  • 180 g sea bass, bones and skin removed

  • 1 lemon, juice

  • 3 lime, juice

  • Lemon (1) and Lime (3) zest

  • 2 tablespoon apple vinegar

  • Olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

  • Roasted almonds

  • 4-5 pickled peppers (piparras)

  • 1/2 shallot, thinly sliced


  • In a medium bowl combine the lemon and lime juice with the vinegar, lemon and lime zest, salt and pepper.
  • Place the sea bass fillet on a cutting board and with a sharp knife slice thinly on an angle.
  • In a medium-size container, place a layer of sea bass slices.
  • Pour a little bit of the acid mixture. Add another layer of sea bass fillet. Repeat.
  • Close the container and store it in the refrigerator for 2 to 8 hours.
  • Place the marinated sea bass on a platter. Place some shallot sliced over the fish and sprinkle with some roasted almonds.
  • Chop the pickled peppers and sprinkle over the sea bass. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.


  • As we are not going to cook the fish make sure to freeze the fish fillet 24h in advance.

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