Is Chilean sea bass a real fish?

Chef's answer
Chilean sea bass is a deep-water species caught in southern ocean waters near and around Antarctica. The Chileans were the first to market toothfish commercially in the United States, earning it the name Chilean sea bass, although it is really not a bass and it is not always caught in Chilean waters.
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The Chilean sea bass is also expensive because it tastes good. The taste is known for being very rich and flavorful. Chilean sea bass is a white fish, and traditional white fish are known for having a great flavor and being able to take on flavors of sauces and spices as well.11 Nov 2020
Like many other white fish, Chilean sea bass is a low-calorie, protein-dense fish. However, it also has high levels of mercury. The Environmental Defense Fund recommends adults only consume two portions of Chilean sea bass each month and children only eat one portion each month due to the concerning levels of mercury.1 Aug 2019
EDF has issued a consumption advisory for Chilean sea bass due to high mercury levels: Adults should eat no more than two meals per month and children 12 and younger should eat it no more than once a month. High mercury levels in these giant fish have caused EDF to issue a consumption advisory.16 Nov 2018
sablefishChilean sea bass can be substituted with sablefish, also known as black cod. Sablefish, like Chilean sea bass, has the same white flesh that produces large flakes when fully cooked. It also has a firm texture and a rich, buttery taste.
Chilean Sea Bass is most commonly either pan seared or steamed. If steaming Chilean Sea Bass I recommend removing the skin because it will end up chewy. Pan seared Chilean Sea Bass is my favorite method because of that crispy skin. To achieve crispy skin its important to make sure its as dry as possible before cooking.16 Mar 2021
Bring water to a boil under a metal or bamboo steamer. Sprinkle sea bass with salt, black pepper, and cayenne
Chilean sea bass is a high-quality fish that comes from the shores of Chile. This area is known to have excellent fish and traditional dishes that people can't get enough of and Chilean seabass is one of them. This high- end fish is quite popular and can only be found in the nicest restaurants.
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