Foil-Baked Sea Bass with Spinach

It doesn't get healthier, and more delicious, than this foil-baked sea bass with spinach.

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  • Servings: 4


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus 1 1/2 tablespoons softened butter, for brushing
  • One 5-ounce bag prewashed baby spinach
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • Four 8-ounce skinless sea bass fillets
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Tear off four 18-inch lengths of foil. Generously brush the softened butter over an 8-inch square in the center of each foil sheet. Mound the spinach in the center of the sheets and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the shallot. Season both sides of each sea bass fillet with salt and pepper and set the fillets on the spinach. Scatter the pieces of butter over the fish. Pull the sides of the foil up around the fish and drizzle the fillets with the wine. Fold the edges of the foil to make sealed packets.

  2. Arrange the packets on a baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. Transfer 1 of the packets to a medium bowl. Carefully make a small tear in the side of the packet and pour the juices into the bowl.Repeat with the 3 remaining packets. Using a spatula, transfer the fish and spinach to shallow soup plates, pour the cooking juices over the fish and serve.

Serve With

Steamed rice or boiled new potatoes.

Contributed By Photo © John Kernick Published February 2001

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Michelle Mouton

Review Body: Delicious with following changes: Make butter wine sauce ahead of time, sautéed a tsp chopped garlic with shallots. Add halved cherry tomatoes, 1/4 to 1/2 cup seafood broth (boxed Pacific is great). Let cool. Salt Pepper Fish. Place in foil/load spinach on top. Add room temp wine sauce and bake. It's awesome. 

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-30