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Chilean Sea Bass with Cous Cous and Wild Mushrooms

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe, as many of you have pointed out.  I apologize for the lapse, but I have been traveling, eating out, and generally not cooking anything very LeChef-worthy, so I have refrained from posting until I did something worth sharing.  Today’s meal is a classic “walk into the grocery store, see what looks good, and go from there” dish.

First stop was the fish counter, where I found some great-looking Chilean sea bass.  Incidentally, Chilean sea bass is not sea bass at all.  It’s not even closely related to sea bass.  It is actually the Patagonian Toothfish, a rather fearsome looking fish native to the southern oceans.  In a spectacular branding coup, enterprising fishmongers dubbed it the Chilean Sea Bass and brought it to the world markets in the late 1970s.  What used to be a trash fish, a by-catch of more desirable species, made its way into the finest restaurants.  I guess “seared Patagonian toothfish” just doesn’t have the same ring, does it?

In any case, the beginnings of a seared toothfish dinner was in the makings.  I decided to pair it with some wild beech mushrooms in a simple butter sauce with parsley.  A cous-cous with fresh green almonds, cranberries, and shallots would be the starch.

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Written by Drew

April 13th, 2010 at 8:55 am

Posted in Dinner

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