Japanese marinated sea bass with asparagus and chili

A delicious Japanese recipe. Sea bass with asparagus and chili

Japanese marinated sea bass with asparagus and chilli

Today I am going to show you a delicious Japanese recipe that you can easily cook in under 30 minutes. It’s light so it works well with most diets, but if you don’t care about that, I suggest you make it a double as I am sure you’ll love it 🙂 . For taste and flavor, I marinated it (overnight) in a lovely Japanese sauce. That made it so delicious, I literally licked the plate clean :))

Pair it with some dry Sake (my favorite drink 🙂 ) and enjoy it with your friends and family.

And if you like Japanese recipes the way I do, you just have to take a peek at the Tuna Tataki I made last week.

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Japanese marinated sea bass with asparagus and chili

A delicious Japanese recipe. Sea bass with asparagus and chili
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 332kcal
Author Blondelish


  • 2 sea bass fillets
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 5 oz (250g) asparagus - trimmed
  • Maldon smoked salt flakes
  • 1 red chilli - sliced
  • Watercress to garnish

Ingredients for the Japanese marinade

  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs Mirin - Japanese sweet cooking wine
  • 2 Tbs sake
  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp grated ginger


  • Mix well all the Japanese marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Marinate the sea bass in the mix for at least 1 hour. (it get’s better if you can keep it overnight in an air-tight container).
  • Place a pan over medium heat, and when it’s hot, add the butter and pan fry the asparagus for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and set aside on a plate.
  • In the same hot pan, add the fish fillets skin down first. They will need about 2-3 minutes on each side to get cooked through and form a caramelised crust on the top.
  • Place the asparagus on a plate, put the sea bass on top and sprinkle with fresh sliced chilli and watercress.
Nutrition Facts
Japanese marinated sea bass with asparagus and chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 151mg50%
Sodium 1328mg58%
Potassium 831mg24%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1806IU36%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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