Gotta try the striped bass? We can be Chefs At Home with Chef Lalo’s recipe for his Striped Bass main course as featured on Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, Home Wizards!

Striped Bass


  1. 8 oz. striped bass
  2. 2 oz. white beans
  3. 1 oz. red bell pepper
  4. 0.5 oz. red onion
  5. 1 oz. carrots
  6. 0.5 oz. celery
  7. 0.25 lb basket of cherry tomatoes
  8. 2 oz. homemade pesto
  9. 2 oz. zucchini (yellow and green)
  10. 2 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  11. 1 tsp Garlic (minced)


  1. Set oven to 325 degrees. In a pan, add the olive oil. Salt and pepper both sides of the fish. Pan sear the striped bass for 2 minutes with the skin side down. Transfer the entire pan to the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and put aside while preparing the ragout.
  2. In a separate pan, add diced onion, carrots, and celery. Saute for one to two minutes and then add chopped bell pepper and zucchini.
  3. Add white beans and pesto. (Pesto is made in a blender with sin dried tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh garlic and olive oil.) Now, saute all together for several minutes until hot. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. For the charred tomatoes: In a casserole or glass dish, add tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Heat in microwave for 5 minutes.
  5. Once tomatoes have charred and blistered, smash.
  6. Serve fish skin side up over tomato pesto ragout and top fish with smashed tomatoes.

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