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Pan Fried Sea Bass

Pan fried sea bass can be prepared in less than 10 minutes, making it an excellent choice for a healthy fish dinner. This easy recipe combines white fish with fantastic Mediterranean flavors.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: capers, easy, fish, healthy, lemon, sea bass
Servings: 4
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap


  • Frying Pan


  • 4 sea bass fillets
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 20 capers
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Season the sea bass well on both sides with salt and pepper.
    4 sea bass fillets, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Heat up some olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
    1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Add the fish fillets to the pan, skin side down, and drizzle juice from ½ lemon on top. Cook for a few minutes until the bottom of the fish is starting to look golden. If your fish doesn't have skin on either side, estimate 2-3 minutes.
    1 lemon, 20 capers
  • Then, flip the sea bass, and cook on the other side. Add a few lemon slices and capers, and allow these to heat up with the fish. Leave the sea bass to cook until it's cooked through, about 2-3 minutes, or until it flakes at the touch of a fork.



  • Store leftover cooked sea bass in a refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat it in a microwave or frying pan, and serve warm.
  • Feel free to add any extra seasoning if you like! Red pepper flakes or some fresh herbs can make a big difference.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg