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January 28, 2023

Spicy Sea Bass Packets

Love fish?  Try this easy method for cooking up sea bass (or halibut or salmon) from Jungle Jim’s International Market’s food blog:


  • 4 (5 – 6 oz.) sea bass, halibut or salmon fillets
  • 2 tsp. chili paste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp. sesame oil
  • 8 scallions, white and green parts, sliced
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 4 tsp. soy sauce


Preheat oven to 450.  Cut four 12-inch square pieces of aluminum foil.

Place a sea bass fillet in the center of each piece of foil. Rub ½ teaspoon chili paste into each fillet. Sprinkle with black pepper. Drizzle 1 teaspoon sesame oil over each piece of fish, sprinkle with scallions and ginger, then drizzle each with 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Close foil tightly, crimping edges closed. Place packets on a baking sheet. Bake 15-18 minutes (bake a few minutes longer if fish is more than 1-inch thick). Place packets on individual plates and allow to rest 5-10 minutes before opening and serving.

Click here for full recipe.


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