How to prepare grilled Iberian feather and grilled sea bass

How to prepare grilled Iberian feather and grilled sea bass

If you are looking for recipes for a unique meal, don't hesitate to consider grilled Iberian feather and grilled sea bass. Is it possible to serve fish and meat at the same time? It can be a very successful option! Particularly if you are hosting several guests and want to surprise them with a dish that has a unique flavor.

How to prepare the Iberian feather?

The Iberian feather is a very unknown and at the same time select cut of the Iberian pig. It is a part of the pig that is triangular in shape and weighs  approximately 100 grams. The problem with the feather is that only one feather can be extracted from each pig. However, this is also what makes it the most select cut.

According to cooking experts, this is the finest, most elegant and gourmet cut of Iberian pork, and you will love its flavor! It has a perfect balance between lean meat and fat; which means that its texture is not only unique and tender, but its flavor is very intense. It is a very juicy cut!

In addition, the best thing about Iberian pluma is that it can be prepared very quickly. It doesn't require much elaboration and you'll be able to enjoy it in a couple of minutes. Remember to take the meat out of the refrigerator two hours before cooking, as  this will allow it to be at room temperature when you want to prepare it.

  • Preheat the grill to high heat.
  • When it is very hot, place the meat on the grill.
  • The distance between the grill and the fire should be approximately 15 centimeters.
  • Add a pinch of coarse salt.
  • Turn the meat after two minutes.
  • Remove and serve.

Grilled sea bass recipe

Sea bass is a very noble fish that triumphs among diners for its delicious flavor and texture. It does not require that much preparation, but unlike the Iberian feather, the sea bass does require more time on the fire and pre-seasoning.

The first thing you have to do is clean the sea bass; you can do this yourself at home or ask the fishmonger to do it for you. The fish must be scaled, cleaned and washed inside. In addition, you must open in half and keep the bone of one of the halves of the fish. You can do this cleaning process while preheating the grill.

In a bowl, mix the ingredients with which you want to dress the sea bass. These can be:

  • Extra virgin olive oil.
  • Coarse salt.
  • White wine.
  • Soy sauce.
  • Lime or lemon.
  • Aromatic herbs.

With the help of a kitchen brush, you should paint the sea bass with the seasoning mixture of your choice. Now all you have to do is place the sea bass on the grill and let it begin to brown. Be careful! The sea bass can burn and dry out, so it is advisable to pour the dressing on top and add extra virgin olive oil from time to time; just drizzle a little of it.

When the meat is tender, it is time to remove it from the heat and it is ready to serve! You will know the sea bass is done when the spine is easily removed from the rest of the fish.

What to serve with Iberian pluma and grilled sea bass?

In addition to being very easy to prepare, Iberian feather and grilled sea bass have the advantage of being able to be served with any side dish. If you want to delight the most demanding palates, do not hesitate to prepare some grilled vegetables. Take advantage of the fact that you already have the grill on! One of the most delicious vegetables that will delight everyone is the roasted piquillo bell pepper. 

Both recipes can also be accompanied with potatoes. In the case of the Iberian pluma, the most common way to serve it is with fried potatoes, while the sea bass is served with boiled or baked potatoes. A good alternative, in this case, if you are going to serve both meats together, is to roast the potatoes on the grill. You will only need to cut them in slices of the same thickness and place them on the fire.

Another good alternative is to serve a bowl of green salad or rice. This can be the perfect side for these delicious dishes.

The benefits of feather and sea bass

Iberian feather has an exquisite flavor because it is obtained from a breed of pigs that receives a diet based on acorns and grows in the meadows; which allows the animal to be physically active and develop musculature. This translates into a balanced cut of meat with a good supply of proteins, vitamins, minerals and oleic acid, and all of these elements have great health benefits.

Sea bass, on the other hand, is a white fish, so it is highly recommended for good health; and it also contains Omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals such as iron, potassium and phosphorus.

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