Roasted Sea Bass and Asparagus

Every year at around the same time I catch asparagus fever. Into season it comes and onto my plate it lands. And lands, and lands. Despite eating it what seems like constantly throughout the season I never tire of it. Perhaps if the season were longer I would (although I really can’t imagine that) but as it is asparagus is here for a preciously short time and Iā€™m going to make the most of it while I can.

Therefore, no matter what I choose for dinner there’s a high chance that asparagus is going to feature in there somewhere. Like the other evening, when I decided on baked sea bass, my favourite fish, for dinner. I prepared it very simply by stuffing it with lemon slices and parsley and put it into the oven at 220c for half an hour. After 20 minutes I added my prized spears of asparagus, drizzled in olive oil. Simple and flavoursome, the dish needed nothing else save a sprinkling of salt.

Sea Bass with Lemon and Asparagus

For more asparagus ideas take a look at this post on the UK Food Bloggers Association and also these Twitter-inspired ideas (which includes my boiled duck egg with asparagus) on The Guardian Word of Mouth. Talking of Twitter, there’s much food-talk on there so come join me at



  1. Jennifer
    May 16, 2009 / 10:21 pm

    Lovely and refreshing. I have noticed that in the past week, our stores have carried very thick aspargus and I prefer the thinner type. I also need to get myself to cook with whole fish.

  2. Chow and Chatter
    May 16, 2009 / 10:41 pm

    looks devine i too love asparagus

  3. goodshoeday
    May 17, 2009 / 10:38 am

    ooooo lovely – i think i’ll need to have some asparagus now today after seeing this. I never tire of it either.

  4. fran39
    May 17, 2009 / 2:57 pm

    That looks lovely…and sea bass is my fave fish, so guess what I’ll be cooking later in the week.

  5. Judy
    May 17, 2009 / 8:29 pm

    I love asparagus too and I but it every week this time of year. I’ve never had sea bass though. I really should try it, it looks delicious.

  6. Julia
    May 17, 2009 / 10:24 pm

    Thanks all. Judy – you really must try it, it’s so wonderful.

  7. Anne
    May 19, 2009 / 10:51 am

    And where was my invite for dinner?! Looks really delicious šŸ™‚

  8. Desmone007
    May 27, 2009 / 1:59 am

    Looks like a nice, simple (healthy!) meal. Thanks for sharing, Julia. If you don’t mind, I’d love to direct Foodista readers to your blog. Just add your choice of widget to this post and you’re all set!

  9. Rumela
    September 3, 2009 / 8:44 am

    I was made this roasted sea bass fish and asparagus for dinner tonight, and it was delicious! I was a little nervous it wouldn't have enough depth of flavor, but it turned out scrumptious. even my meat loving hubby was loved eating this…as long as he can use his fingers. thank you for shearing your post.

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