A delicious way to prepare a Mediterranean seafood feast! Fennel and shellfish are steamed with a herbed saffron broth, and served along with seared sea bass fillets. It takes some effort to prepare, but your guests will never forget this meal!
This was fantastic. I made it for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. It was impressive and delicious. We had some great Italian bread to soak up the wonderful sauce. Changes: I did not soak the squid as I am lactose-intolerant. I was going to hammer them to tenderize, but ended up without enough time, and it was not a problem at all. The squid were delicious. It was a lot of food for us (I divided the recipe in 3 to serve 2 people). We ended up eating it all anyway because it was so delicious, but probably ate too much. I would probably use less sea bass next time. The fish store told me it should be Chilean Sea Bass, which was super-pricey. I did do that, but it was a tender rich fish and I could have used a different fish I think. I would use less fish, then, but I would make more sauce, as the sauce was fantastic. - 27 Feb 2012 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)