The delicate flavor of Crispy-Skin Sea Bass with Arugula, Frisée and Hazelnut Vinaigrette pairs so perfectly with the spicy flavor of arugula and frisée; complemented by the buttery richness of hazelnut. Extraordinary cooking!
Crispy-Skin Sea Bass with Arugula, Frisée and Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Crispy-Skin Sea Bass with Arugula, Frisee and Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • 1 ounce sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 1/2 ounces hazelnut oil
  • 1 ounce extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt and pepper, divided use
  • 6 sea bass fillets, skin on
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 bunch frisée, washed
  • 1 bunch arugula, washed
  • 1 Cup Italian hazelnuts, toasted, chopped
  1. For vinaigrette, combine vinegar and mustard in nonreactive bowl. Slowly drizzle in hazelnut and olive oils and whisk. Season with 1 tsp. salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Season sea bass with flour and remaining salt and pepper. Heat medium sauté pan; add grapeseed oil. Sauté fish skin-side-down for 3 minutes; turn and cook 2 minutes. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  3. Toss frisée and arugula with 3/4 (or to taste) of vinaigrette. Divide among 6 warm plates, mounding greens in center. Drizzle remaining vinaigrette on plates. Top salad with fillet; garnish with chopped toasted hazelnuts.

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