So I love where I live , for example I can pop over to my neighbours house for 2 minutes and come home with a fillet of wild bass ! Lucky for us we have many friends as neighbours and we all give, share and help one another out. This is so gratifying to be surrounded by such positive energy on your doorstep.
It’s even better when that positive energy comes from food. I love fresh fish and to have a bit of wild bass is a novelty for me . Jim my neighbour is a bit of a legend when it comes to spearfishing , over the years I have seen him come home with all sorts of jewels of the sea from his secret marks. A lot of time, effort, training and skill goes into his ability to hand catch amazing fish. He very kindly gave me some bass in return for cooking a load of food for him and his family the week before.
When it comes to cooking fresh fish the key is simplicity. You really want the other ingredients in the dish to complement the fish .If the other ingredients are as fresh as the fish then you are laughing. Its always good to have something tart with fish. Lucky for me I had some local gooseberries which were tart but also had the perfect amount of underlying sweetness. I love experimenting with tart flavours mixed with different types of seaweed as it combines the sour and salty flavours of asia that I love but you do not necessarily associate with the UK. In this recipe I used Dulce seaweed as it has quite a meaty flavour. Bass goes well with meaty, salty flavours such as chorizo so I thought I would give Dulce a go. It works really really well !