prosciutto wrapped chilean sea bass on basil grits with roasted eggplant

Chilean Sea Bass Recipe on Basil Grits with Sauteed Eggplant

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer and stove top
  • Cuisine: American


Buttery fish, rich sauteed eggplant and grits full of basil



  • 2 6 oz Chilean sea bass fillets
  • 2 pieces prosciutto

For the Grits

  • 1/2 cup grits
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 TBS chopped fresh basil plus a little more for garnish

For the Eggplant

  • 2 small or one medium eggplant
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 close garlic, minced
  • 2 TBS dried cranberries
  • 2 TBS pine nuts, toasted



Make the Eggplant:

  • Wash the eggplant and trim the ends. Cut the eggplant into 1/4″ dice.
  • Place a heavy bottomed saute pan over medium heat.
  • When hot add the oil, then the garlic. Saute until the garlicĀ  just starts to give off it’s aroma.
  • Add the eggplant, stir to coat with the oil. Sprinkle in the salt. Lower the heat and cover. Let cook for about 10 minutes, checking and stirring a couple of times. If you need to add a little water to the pan to keep the eggplant from sticking that is OK.
  • After 10 minutes stir in the dried cranberries. Keep on low, being sure that it doesn’t dry out.

Make the grits

  • While the eggplant is cooking bring the water and salt to a boil.
  • Add the grits, stir and reduce the heat to medium.
  • When the grits have thickened add the butter, stir to melt. Cover and set aside.
  • Just before serving stir in the basil

Cook the fish

  • Wrap each fillet in a piece of prosciutto
  • Spray the rack with cooking spray and place the wrapped fish on the rack in the middle of the air fryer.
  • Cook on “fish” or at 390 for 10 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking

To Serve

  • Place the grits on the plate.
  • Stir half of the pine nuts into the eggplant mixture and put half of the eggplant on each plate
  • Top with a wrapped fillet.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining pine nuts and chopped basil


If you don’t like eggplant you could easily substitute zucchini

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