There really is no "bass" species -- except one European variety unavailable in the U.S. The term is used generically to cover any freshwater or saltwater fish characterized by spiny fins, often including large-mouth, redeye, rock, smallmouth, spotted bass, sunfish, etc. (However black sea bass and striped bass are true species.)


available year-round

How to prepare

bake, braise, fry, grill, roast

Matches well with

almonds, butter, capers, carrots, citrus, coriander, fennel, garlic, ginger, leeks, lemon, mint, mushrooms, olive oil, oranges, peppers, shallots, thyme, tomatoes, wine

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