Flaky sea bass combines with a sweet and spicy mango salsa to create a light and refreshing summer dish that always reminds me of vacation. This recipe works well with most types of fish and the salsa is very versatile, even complimenting steak or chicken.
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Preheat a water bath to 130°F (54.4°C).
Salt and pepper the sea bass then place in the sous vide bag with the olive oil and lightly seal. Let the fish sit for 30 minutes for the dry brine to take effect then place in the water bath and cook for 15 to 45 minutes, until heated through.
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Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
Heat some oil in a pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the kale and sauté until it wilts. Add the white wine vinegar and cover the pan. Cook until the kale is softened, adding water if needed to keep the inside of the pan moist.
Take the sea bass out of the bag and dry it thoroughly using paper towels or a dish cloth. Sear one side over high heat just until browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Place some kale on a plate and top with the sea bass. Add a spoonful of the mango salsa and sprinkle with the chopped basil leaves then serve.
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