What Sauce Goes With Seabass? ⋆ 12 Of The Best To Try ⋆

Are you looking to serve Seabass? Wondering what sauce to pair it with or offer alongside it? Well, here are some of the best options you simply need to consider.

So, what sauce goes with Seabass? Some of the best sauces that go particularly well with Seabass include butter sauce, lemon garlic herb sauce, caper sauce, mayonnaise, and mayo varieties (garlic mayonnaise/aioli, harissa mayo), chili salsa, puttanesca-sauce, black bean sauce, soy sauce, romesco sauce, veloute sauce, and hollandaise sauce.

The truth is, there are actually many different sauces that you can pair with Seabass.

It ultimately depends on preferences, and most importantly perhaps, what you intend to serve it with.

That being said, those referenced above do tend to work particularly well.

And there’s no reason why you couldn’t experiment or perhaps try a sauce similar to one of the above.

So let us quickly run through what each of the sauces above is.

We will then look at a butter-based sauce recipe which is my personal favorite and a truly winning combination for Seabass.

Sauces For Seabass

Here is a brief overview of each sauce and what they are like:

  • Butter sauce – Rich and buttery – often made from a few simple ingredients. Varities including garlic and lemon can be used too.
  • Lemon garlic herb sauce – Best made with white wine, butter, stock garlic and herbs such as oregano, thyme, and parsley. 
  • Mayonnaise – Creamy and straight from the jar unless you want to try to make some yourself. There are also many different mayo varities to try with Seabass including (aioli/ garlic mayonnaise), harrissa mayonnaise, chili mayonnaise etc.
  • Chili salsa – Chunky and fresh – made from a combination of chilis, tomatoes, peppers and spices.
  • Puttanesca-sauce – Often served with pasta, specifically spaghetti, puttanesca sauce is fragrant and rich. Often made from oil, garlic, anchovies, tomatoes, capers, herbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Black bean sauce – Made from fermented black beans and often consumed in Chinese cuisine. Black bean sauce is sharp, salty and spicy with a hint of sweet.
  • Soy sauce – Rich and salty with strong umami flavors,
  • Romesco sauce – Bold and refreshing. Typically made from roasted tomato and peppers,almonds, vinegar, spices and herbs.
  • Veloute sauce – Smooth and silky which is made by combining roux and stock
  • Hollandaise sauce – A rich creamy sauce typically made from egg yolk, butter, vinegar and lemon juice.

Garlic Butter Sauce Recipe For Seabass

This quick simple and easy sauce is the perfect accompaniment for Seabass.

It’s essentially a sauce made with butter, finely minced garlic, fresh herbs, salt, and lemon juice. Although, the lemon juice is optional depending on your tastes.

Be sure to use a high-quality butter, one particularly rich and creamy.

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons of Salted Butter
  • 3 Galric Cloves, Minced
  • 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Chives, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Parsenly, chopped
  • Salt and Ground Pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Fresh Lemon Juice (Optional)

Method

Step One: Add the butter to a saucepan and melt over medium heat.

Step Two: Add the garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes until it starts to brown and you get that nutty smell.

Step Three: Add the herbs, and optionally, the lemon. Stir and combine thoroughly.

Step Four: Serve and enjoy!

Now when it comes to serving, you can drizzle directly over the cooked Seabass (when it is ready).

Or alternatively, you could serve it on the side, or add it to a small dish.

That way, you/ or your guests could pour it over their fish themselves.

Nevertheless, it’s best to prepare your Garlic Butter Sauce towards the end of the Seabass cooking time.

That way it will be freshly served, and still warm.

Finally

There are many sauces that go with Seabass, and some are quite different and contrasting too.

That being said, butter and creamy-based sauces do tend to work especially well.

If you’re not into that kind of flavor, then a tomato/pepper or chili-based sauce is the way to go and there are several recipes out there for that.

Ultimately consider your preferences, your ingredients, and your guests (if you have any dining with you).

There is not one sauce for Seabass.

There are several.

Looking for other sauce and fish combinations, you may be interested in my following guides: