Lemon soup with pea puree and sea bass. Tonight is experiment night.
Just purchased sea bass and wanted to prepare something different. The recipe below is an adaptation from a recipe from Giada De Laurentiis.
The lemon in the soup is just the perfect amount. Not too bitter as a result quite inviting. Because of the garlic and parsley have a rich bold flavor, c blended with the peas, the puree is this divine smooth paste. Furthermore the sea bass, which is a rich texture, blends so well with the soup and the pea puree.
Different yet quite tasty. A meal on its own.
Lemon Soup with Pea Puree and Sea Bass
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Vitamin A 1005IU20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
To make the soup, warm the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallot and sauté until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the lemon zest and juice, wine and broth and bring to a simmer, cover, and keep warm over low heat.
To make the puree, combine the peas, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor and puree. With the machine running, add the extra virgin olive in a steady drizzle. Transfer the pea puree to a small bowl and stir in the Parmesan. Set aside.
Meanwhile, place the fish on a parchment lined roasting dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake to 10 to 12 minutes, depending of the thickness of the fillets.
Stir the lemon soup and divide among 4 bowls. Place a large spoonful of pea puree in the center of each bowl. Place the Sea Bass atop the mound of puree and serve right the way. Drizzle a bit more soup over the fish.