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Grilled Sea Bream, Cauliflower, and Grenade Dressing

August 2015

Provencal cuisine is heavily influenced by the Mediterranean, and as such, sea bream is a popular seafood, and considered one of the tastiest fish. This particular recipe comes from the kitchen of Chef Jeremy of our Chateau de Berne culinary vacation.

This particular recipe also combines other ingredients that are popular in Provence, depending on the season, including lemons, cauliflower, and grenades (better known in the States as pomegranates!) Recreate this dish at home, and share your photos over on our Facebook page!


6 servings

  • 3 Sea Breams (600-800 grams)
  • 3 lemons
  • 2 grenades (pomegranates)
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Olive oil


1. Scale the fish, trim it, and chop off the head.
2. Filet the fish following the central bone.
3. Remove the bones with fish tweezers and set aside in the fridge.
4. Next, it’s time to cook the cauliflower. First, keep a cauliflower stem for each plate to slice on the mandoline as a garnish. Chop the rest of the cauliflower into regular pieces and cook it in half milk, half water with salt. Once cooked, strain it and blend it to make a thin purée. Set aside in a hot place.
5. Start making the dressing by cutting the lemon into supreme and then dice and peel into a brunoise.
6. Cut the grenade (pomegranate) into two and remove the seeds.
7. Chop the parsley.
8. Mix all the ingredients together in a pot and cover just with olive oil. To this, add salt & pepper. Warm it up a bit.
9. Cook the sea bream in a very hot non stick pan. Start with the skin side first then turn it up side down.
10. Plate the dish, by putting a spoonful of hot cauliflower purée in the middle of a hot plate, top with the fish, cover with the row sliced cauliflower and the dressing.

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