Stuffed Sea Bass / Balaton Salad
Hi all here is a new receipe that I found today. Sea Bass ( Coupra ) is a very popular fish dish in Turkey.

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Sunday, November 5, 2006

Stuffed Sea Bass:

Ingredients (serves 2):

Stuffing : 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons diced shallot 2 tablespoons pepper 1 peeked tomato, seeded and chopped 1 tablespoon of finely cut parsley Salt, black pepper

1 sea bass 4 tablespoons melted butter 1 peeled and diced onion 1 pepper 1 bunch dill 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt, black pepper


Melt butter in a frying pan, add shallots. Put to one side. Add tomato, parsley and salt, mix well. Preheat oven to 375°F (200°C). Wash fish under cold running water, dry with paper towels. Stuff the fish, tie with string. Grease an oven dish with 2 tablespoons butter, add fish and surround with slices of onion, pepper and sprigs of dill. Combine the remaining butter and lemon juice, pour over fish. Bring to the boil and add salt and pepper. Cook in oven for 30 minutes and keep moist by sprinkling with water every eight minutes. The fish is ready when it is firm to the touch and the flesh falls away easily.

Balaton Salad:

Ingredients (Serves 2):

100g small gherkins 300g tomatoes 2 red peppers 300g fine green beans 350g asparagus tips Heart of 1 head of lettuce 1 lemon 1/2 teaspoon sugar Salt Pepper 2 sprigs parsley, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil


Steam the beans and asparagus. Slightly brown the peppers under a broiler. Meanwhile: Slice the gherkins and tomatoes and put them to one side.

For the vinaigrette:

Mix lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar and chopped parsley together in a small bowl. Wash and separate lettuce. Peel the peppers and remove seeds, chop. On another plate, arrange lettuce and tomatoes, sprinkle with gherkins and beans. Add chopped peppers and finally asparagus tips. Add vinaigrette and leave to chill for 15 minutes before serving.


Stuffed Sea Bass / Balaton Salad
Hi Cirali.I always thought that Sea Bass was Leveret not Çoüpra.Have I been under a misaprehension ?

Stuffed Sea Bass / Balaton Salad
Hi Rik, you are correct Sea Bass is Leverk - and Coupra is a totally different fish, its generally round/oval shape fish, whereas Leverk is longn and slim, also Coupra tend to be the cheaper fish to buy.



Stuffed Sea Bass / Balaton Salad
Sorry guys I only new it as sea bass but after a bit of searching I found this :-

the “cupra” (royal dorado), a fish brought from the Aegean Sea; and imported Mediterranean sea bass.

"Loup de Mer" European Sea Bass, lean white fish with moist tender flakes

"Royal Dorado" Mediterranean fish with mild flavor

but I think that this recipe could work for both different types of fish either levrek or cupra

actually there is not a lot of info on the web about these different types of fish only I could find results in restaurant menus.

Anybody have any good info ???


Stuffed Sea Bass / Balaton Salad
hi all again,

Well a friend of mine cleared this up for me. Coupra is Bream. Actually I have never heard that name before - Bream. I looked it up in google and found this;

Gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) and sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) are the marine fish species, which have characterized the development of marine aquaculture basin in the last two decades in Turkey.

Never too old to learn something new.

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