First time taking a stab slice at crudo? Start with a sharp knife and the freshest wild striped bass you can find, and smooth sailing will follow. This incredibly simple version from chef Chris Jaeckle lets the seafood shine with only lime, olive oil and salt.
Just don't rinse the fish! The firm, flaky meat will soak up the water, which can change its texture and flavor.
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Wild Striped Bass Crudo
Recipe adapted from Chris Jaeckle, All'onda, New York, NY
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 10 minutes
10 ounces wild striped bass, skin removed
2 teaspoons olive oil
Zest of 1 lime
½ teaspoon flaky sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Using a sharp knife, cut the bass into 1/16-inch-thick slices, yielding about 24 pieces. Assemble the pieces onto a large platter and drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the lime zest. Season with the sea salt and pour the lime juice over before serving.