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Great for grilling outdoors or cooking indoors, this delicious fish recipe is a show-stopper! The flaky whitefish sea bream offers beautiful presentation and exceptional flavor. Enjoy this Lime Royal Sea Bream recipe created in collaboration with Master Chef, Nicolas Rieffel. 

 Serves 4 people


  • 1 20-28oz. royal sea bream fish
  • 4 stalks of fresh lemongrass
  • 1 red onion 
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of cilantro 
  • 1 bunch of basil 
  • 2 limes
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • coarse salt (to taste) 
  • fresh ground pepper (to taste)



  1. Slice lemongrass into large pieces
  2. Peel and finely chop red onion 
  3. Rinse cherry tomatoes and cut them into quarters 
  4. De-stem cilantro and basil and chop it up
  5. But both limes into quarter wedges, set aside 2 pieces 
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, combine half the lemongrass with the chopped onion, tomatoes, squeezed lime juice, half the cilantro, and half the basil. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix until well combined
  7. Slice the fish lengthwise, but not all the way through and stuff the fish with this mixture and season it with salt and pepper 
  8. Place the stuffed fish on the grill or on a carbon steel frypan
  9. In a small bowl, combine remaining olive oil, fish sauce, and soy sauce and drizzle or brush the fish with this mixture 
  10. Score the skin of the fish and place remaining lemongrass in the slits
  11. Cook for about 15 minutes on medium-high heat, flipping halfway through 
  12. Plate your sea bream and garnish with remaining cilantro and basil, and squeeze remaining lime juice before serving


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