Revel in the epitome of Bulgarian coastal luxury with our Grilled Seabass accompanied by cheese and bacon rolls. A fusion of marine freshness and smoky richness, this dish is where the Black Sea whispers to the Balkan mountains.
Approximate Preparation Time: about 1 hour and 15 minutes, including 15 minutes of cooking time.
- 4 seabass fillets, about 200 grams each
- 60 ml olive oil
- 12-16 olives, pitted
- 200 grams mild white Bulgarian cheese, cut into small strips
- 8 slices of bacon
Method to Prepare the Food
Prepare the Seabass:
- Preheat your grill to 200°C (392°F).
- Drizzle each seabass fillet with olive oil.
- Place on the grill and cook for 6-7 minutes each side.
Crafting Cheese and Bacon Rolls:
- Take a strip of cheese and wrap it with a slice of bacon.
- Place these rolls on a baking tray.
- Grill at 180°C (356°F) for 5-7 minutes, until bacon crisps up.
Assemble the Dish:
- Place the grilled seabass on plates.
- Garnish with olives, fresh parsley, and freshly grilled cheese and bacon rolls.
Tips and Tricks
- For an extra crispy bacon wrap, broil for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Choose pitted olives for easy consumption and a cleaner presentation.
- For optimal flavor, opt for fresh, wild-caught seabass.
Alternative Preparation Suggestions
- Instead of bacon, try prosciutto for a leaner yet flavorful wrap.
- Use flavored olive oils for an additional layer of complexity.
Store leftovers separately: seabass in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days; bacon and cheese rolls in another container for up to 3 days.
- Seabass was a prized catch in the Black Sea. It was a local favorite in Bulgarian coastal cuisine. Nowadays, most of the seabass comes imported from Greece and Turkey.
- Cheese and bacon rolls have roots in traditional Bulgarian meat and dairy combinations, elevating this dish to a tasty fusion of old and new.