Much has been made about the health benefits of a heart healthy Mediterranean diet. Studies have documented that a Mediterranean diet flush with vegetables and seafood can decreasing risks of stroke or even Alzheimer’s.
For centuries, Europeans living around the Mediterranean have experienced longer life expectancies than their American and Northern European counterparts due to a healthier diet containing lower levels of fat and higher intake of vegetables. So, when looking for your next meal, why not turn to a dish that is healthy and packed with nutrients?
This recipe, featuring Sea Bass and Tassos® Florinas Sweet Peppers, is one that is easy to make, delicious and pairs well with a Chardonnay or Pino Gris.
- 3 Tassos® Florinas Sweet Peppers
- 2 tablespoons Tassos® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 3 cups whole milk
- 2 cups water
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup polenta (coarse cornmeal)
- 2 tablespoons whipping cream
- 6 sea bass fillets
- 6 tablespoons Tassos® Mediterranean Bruschetta
Cut Tassos® Florinas Sweet Peppers into 1/2-inch strips and set aside.
Bring milk, water, bay leaf, and 1 teaspoon thyme to simmer in large saucepan. Cover and remove from heat. Let steep for approximately 15 minutes.
Slowly whisk polenta into milk mixture. Whisking constantly, simmer over medium-low heat. Continue cooking until thick and creamy, stirring often for approximately 20 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Mix in cream.
While prepping, preheat broiler. Heat 2 tablespoons Tassos® Extra Virgin Olive Oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle bass with salt and pepper. Add to skillet; cook to desired doneness. Remove from heat. Spread 1 tablespoon Tassos® Mediterranean Bruschetta over each fillet. Broil Sweet Peppers in pan until heated through, approximately 2 minutes.
Spoon polenta onto 6 plates. Top with fish and Sweet Peppers.