Blackened Striped Bass With Braised Greens
1 pound striped bass
4 whole cloves garlic, skin removed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons black pepper
3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
1 to 2 large bunch(es) of spinach greens
1. Rinse the fish and cut into portions. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 garlic cloves, browning on all sides until the oil is infused with the garlic flavor. Remove garlic and discard.
2. Combine salt, cayenne, paprika, thyme, oregano, and pepper on a plate, and coat the fish on both sides. Place fish in the skillet and sear over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until fish is white and flakes when prodded with a fork. Set aside.
3. Heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Add the remaining garlic to the skillet and brown slightly. Add the greens and cover; cook until the greens have reduced by half, about 7 to 10 minutes. They should retain their color but be soft and edible.
4. Serve fish over greens.
nutrition info per serving (4): 285 calories; 14.6 g fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 116.7 mg cholesterol; 31.3 g protein; 9.6 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g fiber; 817.4 mg sodium