Whenever I can't decide on what to do with a piece of fish, I usually opt for this easy and crowd-pleasing technique, which involves roasting seafood after it's been slathered in a highly seasoned vinaigrette. And by crowd, I mean wife. It's baked on top of a warm potato salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Oil a baking dish.

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  • Microwave potatoes in a microwave dish on High until just softened, about 5 minutes.

  • Whisk olive oil and sherry vinegar together in a bowl. Add smoked paprika and salt; whisk to blend. Stir in onions, red jalapeno, and cooked potatoes. Slide the fish fillets into the mixture, turning and coating them with the vinaigrette. Remove the fish from potato mixture.

  • Place potatoes in prepared baking dish. Nestle fish onto potatoes. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, a dash of paprika, and a drizzle of olive oil.

  • Bake in center of preheated oven until just cooked through and fish flakes easily, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

561 calories; protein 46.9g 94% DV; carbohydrates 50.6g 16% DV; fat 18.5g 28% DV; cholesterol 93.8mg 31% DV; sodium 1130.7mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2016
My husband doesn't eat much fish,if it tastes the least bit fishy he won't eat it . I made this and he said it was the best he has ever eaten ,including any five star restaurant . I will definitely make this again ,fortunately we have a very good specialty small grocery where I can buy good quality fresh fish . The key ingredient in my opinion is the smoked paprika and jale Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/25/2020
This was very good. The smoked paprika and sherry together was a nice flavor. I did add an extra tbsp of sherry and about 1/8 teaspoon of smoked paprika. I would definitely use this with other types of fish. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2016
My husband doesn't eat much fish,if it tastes the least bit fishy he won't eat it . I made this and he said it was the best he has ever eaten ,including any five star restaurant . I will definitely make this again ,fortunately we have a very good specialty small grocery where I can buy good quality fresh fish . The key ingredient in my opinion is the smoked paprika and jale Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2016
We loved this! my husband said "best fish ever". I did change 2 things-I used red pepper instead of jalapeño and 1T each of sherry and white wine vinegar instead of sherry vinegar. I think next time I'll use a bit more liquid so there's more sauce for the potatoes! It was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2017
This recipe is excellent! Didn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2016
Another 5 star fish from Chef John! I adjusted it to my 2 year old and the ingredients I had on hand. I used green bell peppers instead of red jalapeños, red wine vinegar instead of sherry vinegar, and leeks instead of green onions. I can't wait to try this with sherry vinegar as I think it would be even more delicious! I think I will also add 1/2 a sliced onion just because onion makes everything taste better ?? I paired it with roasted Brussel sprouts and sliced avocado. Amazing meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2015
I was a little wary of trying a unrated recipe but I have made one of Chef John's other recipes and took a chance. I'm glad I did! This came together pretty fast looked beautiful and tasted great. The marinade had such a different taste and was great with both the fish and the potatoes. This would be a great dish for company. The only thing I did differently was use 1 tablespoon of vinegar because my husband isn't a big fan of it. He loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2019
I made it without potatoes. I altered the recipe a bit. I miss read and added 2 tablespoons so the consistency was thicker and it coated the fish very well. I didn't have Sherry vinegar used red wine vinegar. I didn't have jalapenos so I used pepper flakes and cayenne pepper. Even with all these changes it was amazingly tastey. My son love it! I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2019
My only complaint on this one is that 15 minutes was too long to cook it. Depending on the thickness of the fish it may require much less especially at 450 so make sure to to check it sooner. I got busy and overcooked mine which was a real shame. The recipe itself however is very good. It's rather easy to make with a good amount of flavor! Would make this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2018
Didn’t find sea bass used halibut, fillets looked just like the ones in the video. Very good awesome recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2016
Did it for my picky kids substituted all spicy peppers with 2 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce added carrots celeries and tomatoes to the potatoes and onions. Baked the potatoes a bit while preparing the mixtures then put it in the microwave then the sauce and veggie mixture then with the fish in the oven. The sea bass was amazing we freshly fought at a lodge around Vancouver island this is a favourite recipe now... Great shared info Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/25/2020
This was very good. The smoked paprika and sherry together was a nice flavor. I did add an extra tbsp of sherry and about 1/8 teaspoon of smoked paprika. I would definitely use this with other types of fish. Read More