How to make it

  • For the Ratatouille Jus
  • Add olive oil to a sauté pan over medium heat. Add all the sliced vegetables and garlic.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes – do not brown. Add salt and pepper.
  • At this point, I generally pull out about 3 slices of zucchini, 3 slices of yellow squash, and 4 slices of red pepper. I will keep these vegetables cool until I am ready to plate the fish. Then I finely dice the reserved vegetables and use them as a garnish just before serving. This is entirely up to you, but it does make a much better presentation, and adds a bit of crunch.
  • Reduce heat and cook remaining vegetables slowly for 1 hour. Add a touch of water if necessary (though I've never felt the need to add any water).
  • Place cooked vegetables in a blender with a touch of water at the bottom of blender.
  • Blend, adjust seasoning, and allow to cool.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, add a touch vinegar and Tabasco and check seasoning again. The sauce should have a nice consistency, not too thick and not runny.
  • For the Roasted Asparagus
  • Preheat oven to 450° F.
  • Mix lemon juice, oil, and lemon zest in a small bowl.
  • Place asparagus in a larger bowl and pour in sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss.
  • Place asparagus on a baking sheet.
  • Roast asparagus until crisp-tender, turning occasionally, about 8 to 12 minutes.
  • To Serve:
  • Brush fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a skillet, add fish fillets carefully, and sauté 3-4 minutes on each side, flipping very gently after the first 3-4 minutes (being careful not to break up the fillets).
  • Squeeze lemon juice over fish.
  • Pour a small amount of ratatouille jus on the plate to form a circle, lay one fish fillet on top of the jus, and arrange asparagus. If you like, spoon a bit more ratatouille jus over the fish before arranging the asparagus.
  • Garnish with basil leaves and (if you've reserved any of the vegetables) a bit of the finely diced squash, zucchini, and red pepper.

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  • catwomen 6 years ago
    great receipe. on vacation in florida and had to try the bass. thanks for making me look good!
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    " It was excellent "
    kutadkubilik ate it and said...
    woww god ıts bıg work for me :) ım nt good for that:) ı love to taste:( thank u dond:)
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