Pan-Seared Striped Bass with Tomato Vinaigrette
Yield: 4 servings
Bluefish, also abundant in Martha's Vineyard waters, works well in this dish, too.
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- 1 cup pesto
- 1-1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 4 8-ounce fillets striped bass or bluefish, skin on
- Tomato Vinaigrette
Place pesto and breadcrumbs into two separate shallow dishes. Divide vegetable oil into two medium-size frypans over medium-high heat.
Press each portion of fish, skin side up, into pesto and then into breadcrumbs. Place fish, crumb side down, into the hot oiled frypans and sear 3 minutes.
Turn fish and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Arrange on serving plates and top with Tomato Vinaigrette.
- 4 medium tomatoes, cut into half-inch chunks
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 3 scallions, finely sliced
- 6 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
- 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper