Pan-Seared Sea Bream Fillets



Pan-Seared Sea Bream Fillets

Even the simplest recipes can become appealing and flavorful dishes, like these delicious pan-seared sea bream fillets, accompanied by a colorful mix of seasonal cherry tomatoes. Just enhance the taste with lemon zest, parsley, and garlic, very few ingredients with great aromatic power, an incomparable note of freshness, making this second course perfect for your summer menus, but not only, discover here other tasty variations of this fish recipe:

Sea bream 1.2 lbs (550 g) - (4 fillets)
Datterino tomatoes 10.6 oz (300 g) - red and yellow
Lemon peel ½
Garlic 2 cloves
Parsley 2 sprigs
Fine salt to taste
Extra virgin olive oil to taste

How to prepare Pan-Seared Sea Bream Fillets

To prepare the pan-seared sea bream fillets, chop the parsley 1 making sure to set aside the stems, peel the lemon to obtain the zest 2, finally wash and cut the cherry tomatoes in half 3.

In a very large pan, heat the oil with the garlic cloves, parsley stems 4, and lemon zest 5 over low heat for 5 minutes. After the time is up, increase the heat a bit and place the sea bream fillets skin side down 6.

As soon as they change color, after about 2 minutes, turn them over and continue cooking for another 2 minutes 7. When they are ready, place them on a plate 8 and cover them 9.

You can add the cherry tomatoes to the cooking base 10. Let them sizzle for about 10 minutes, or until the pulp is softened. Then remove the lemon zest, garlic, and parsley stems 11. Adjust the salt, add the sea bream fillets, and cook for another 2 minutes, just enough to flavor them 12.

Turn gently and serve with chopped parsley 13. The pan-seared sea bream fillets are ready 14, serve them hot 15.

How to store

We recommend consuming the pan-seared sea bream fillets immediately. If there are leftovers, you can store them in the fridge for one day.


Instead of garlic cloves, shallots can also be used. You can add a few drops of anchovy sauce when cold to enhance the flavor. If you seek a crunchy note, toast some bread in the pan along with desired herbs: garlic, oregano, rosemary, chili pepper, and crumble directly on the surface.

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