Easy and Delicious: How to Cook a Whole Sushi-Grade Massachusetts Black Sea Bass at Home

As your friendly local fishmongers, we are thrilled to bring sushi-grade Massachusetts black sea bass to the Bay Area for home chefs to enjoy. This unique fish is a delicacy known for its rich, buttery flavor and firm, flaky texture. Cooking with a whole fish may seem intimidating, but it's easier than you think. In this recipe, we'll show you how to prepare and cook a whole sushi-grade Massachusetts black sea bass at home, so you can impress your family and friends with a delicious and unforgettable seafood dish.

Here's our chef-approved recipe for a whole sushi-grade Massachusetts Black Sea Bass!



  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

  2. Rinse the whole sea bass under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

  3. Using a sharp knife, make diagonal cuts on both sides of the fish, about 1 inch apart. This will help the fish cook evenly and allow the seasoning to penetrate the flesh.

  4. Season the fish inside and out with salt and pepper.

  5. Stuff the cavity of the fish with lemon and lime slices, minced garlic, and grated ginger.

  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, and olive oil. Brush the mixture all over the fish, making sure to coat it evenly.

  7. Place the fish in a baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with steamed rice or your favorite side dish.

Cooking a whole sushi-grade Massachusetts black sea bass at home may seem daunting, but it's easier than you think. As local fishmongers, we are excited to bring this unique and delicious fish to the Bay Area for home chefs to enjoy. With this recipe, you can impress your guests with a mouthwatering seafood dish that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Don't be intimidated by cooking a whole fish at home - with a few simple ingredients and steps, you can create a restaurant-quality meal that will have everyone asking for seconds.

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