Kick-A**! Striped Bass w/Cauliflower Purée (Whole 30)

Ready in 30 Minutes  |  For the best experience, please skim through the steps before you start cooking.

Unpack Your Kit Ingredients

sustainable striped bass fillets (Seattle Fish Co)
grape leaves
lemon pepper
lemon extra virgin olive oil* (Round Pond)
cauliflower florets (Heart and Soul)
pho vegetable broth concentrate (Savory Choice)
ghee (clarified butter)
portobello mushrooms
baby spinach
garlic salt

*If the oil has solidified in the fridge, place the sealed container in a cup of warm water. It will return to a liquid.

Grab Your Cookware and Staples

non-stick or cooking spray
glass baking dish
medium pot
medium pan
measuring cups
small bowl
food processor or blender
salt and pepper

Striped bass is a very versatile fish due to its clean taste and firm, yet flaky texture making it a perfect ingredient for this meal! Also, this fish was rated “Best Choice” for sustainability by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program.

Step 1: Bake the Bass

PREHEAT the oven to 425 degrees.

SPRAY glass baking dish with non-stick spray.

PLACE four grape leaves on the bottom of the glass baking dish and lay striped bass fillets on leaves, skin-side down. 

SEASON sea bass fillets with lemon pepper.

DRIZZLE each fillet evenly with lemon extra virgin olive oil and top with remaining grape leaves, completely covering fish.

BAKE for 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. ★ Please watch for small bones and remove as needed. 

Step 2: Purée the Cauliflower

While the striped bass bakes…

COOK cauliflower florets in microwave according to package instructions. 

MIX pho vegetable broth concentrate with 1/4 cup hot water in a small bowl.

COMBINE vegetable broth, cauliflower, and HALF of the ghee in a food processor or blender.

PURÉE until smooth and season to taste with salt and pepper.


*For a creamier non-Whole 30 option, use whipping cream instead of vegetable broth and 1/4 cup grated parmesan from your pantry.

Step 3: Sauté the Mushrooms and Spinach

SLICE portobello mushrooms into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

MELT the remaining ghee over medium high heat in a medium pan.

ADD portobello mushrooms and sauté until soft and golden.

STIR baby spinach into mushroom mixture until wilted but still bright green, about one minute.

SEASON to taste with garlic salt and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 4: Serve It

REMOVE and discard grape leaves from fish.

SLICE lemon into rounds and finish each fillet with a squeeze of lemon juice.

SERVE fish atop cauliflower purée with mushroom and spinach mixture.

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Drink Pairings

Wine: Ghost Pines Chardonnay (Sonoma, Napa, Monterey)
Made with grapes from Sonoma, Napa and Monterey Counties, This Chardonnay offers flavors of baked apple, pear and lemon cream, accented by an elegant finish of sweet vanilla.

Beer: Boulevard Jam Band
Accompanying a simple malt base, blueberry, raspberry and tart cherry play in perfect harmony to create a slightly tart ale that sings with ripe, bursting fruit flavor.

Good Food for Real People

At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.

We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.

— Chef K


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