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Potatoes Crusted Sea Bass with Saffron Sauce

Course Fish, Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword potatoes, saffron, sea bass
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories 1409 kcal


  • 6 ounces sea bass fillets 2 - 6 ounces sea bass fillets
  • 2 potatoes 2 peeled potatoes
  • 4 tbsps olive oil 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallots 1 large chopped shallots
  • 1 garlic 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 cup white wine 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp mascarpone 1 tablespoon mascarpone
  • saffron pinch saffron


  1. Past dry the fish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place a large sheet of parchment on work surface. Halve each potato lengthwise. Using a mandolin, slice each potato half very thinly. Set 5 to 6 slices on parchment in a row, overlapping long sides. Set 5 to 6 slices of potatoes overlapping going on the opposite direction, forming a 6x5 rectangle. Sprinkle the rectangle with salt and pepper. Set 1 fillet across overlapped short end of slices.

  2. Fold sides of rectangle over fish, forming packet. Press to adhere. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining potato slices and fish fillet.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Set wrapped fish fillets, seam side down in the skillet. Cook until golden on bottom, about 6 minutes. Turn and cook until the fish is opaque in the center, 4 to 5 minutes longer. Transfer to plates, cover and keep warm.

  4. Add 3 tablespoons of oil to skillet and add the garlic and shallot. Stir for 1 minute. Add wine and saffron. Cook on high heat for 30 seconds. Add the cream and reduce by one half. Season with salt and pepper. Add the mascarpone and remove from the heat. Spoon sauce over the prepared sea bass fillets and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Potatoes Crusted Sea Bass with Saffron Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1409 Calories from Fat 1089
% Daily Value*
Fat 121g186%
Saturated Fat 61g381%
Cholesterol 401mg134%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 1361mg39%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 3680IU74%
Vitamin C 26.2mg32%
Calcium 253mg25%
Iron 8.1mg45%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.