roasted sea bass with asparagus and mojo (citrus garlic sauce)

roasted sea bass with asparagus and mojo (citrus garlic sauce)

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Mojo is at the heart of a good many Cuban dishes. I always keep a container of it in the fridge and use it as a marinade on a variety of dishes. Sometimes I play around with the ingredients to suit my dish. Here, with sea bass I like to add a touch of sweetness to the marinade. 

sea bass raw

But first, the most important part of this dish is using fresh wild-caught sea bass filets. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper and let them sit for a moment while you make the marinade.

It's so easy to whip up this mojo! Although any citrus will work, in this case I've combined equal parts fresh squeezed red grapefruit juice and extra virgin olive oil, freshly minced garlic and my favorite apricot jam. 

Assemble the fish in a baking dish and surround it with asparagus spears.

Generously spread the marinade over the filets and asparagus. 

Bake for ten minutes at 400 degrees.

Then broil for another ten minutes. Best to use aluminum foil to line the pan so it doesn't turn out like mine! (Nothing that a little elbow grease won't remove!)

This dish is so perfectly light and delicious that I've been known to make it twice in a week!

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Comments 4

Judy Keith on

After hearing Bob rave about this dish, I had to try it. We love sea bass.

I combined both marinade recipes to get some quantities. I used 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, 6 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of apricot & cumin jam (that I got in an Aldi cheese spread pack at Christmas). (Note: the recipe here is missing quantity info for the olive oil.)

I baked it for 10 minutes and then broiled for 5 until the fish reached 140 degrees.

Perhaps I was too generous with the marinade—-the asparagus was slimy. But the fist was good. And the marinade is certainly usable again…….

Joanne on

This looks delicious! I just purchased asparagus, now all in need is the fish!😋😋😋

Shari on

It would be really helpful to have the nutritional information provided with the recipes. Thank you.

Neil Kaplan on

Great recipe!!
Healthy too!

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