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South Pacific Pineapple Sea Bass with Asparagus | Recipeish | Gustus Vitae

Rev up your weeknight with this easy to put together South Pacific-inspired dinner, a mouthwatering mix of sweet & spicy, and all over delicious. The whole dish comes together surprisingly quickly in one ceramic grill pan, so you can go from hungry to Hawaiian in under 30 minutes - perfect for those weeknights when you want something healthy and delicious but are short on time.

  • Yield: Serves 2 generous portions.
  • Time: 30 Minutes.
  • Storage Notes: Best if enjoyed immediately.
  • Difficulty: Easy.


  • Preheat grill to high, or around 350-380F.
  • Rinse asparagus, trimming and discarding ends.
  • Trim pineapple of peel, top and bottom, then slice into rounds about 1/2" wide.
  • In a large bowl, quickly render butter on the grill or in the microwave, then whisk in 1/2 tin each South Pacific Pineapple BBQ Rub and Chef's Kiss Spicy BBQ Mix.
  • Place ceramic grill pan on bbq, and give it a quick spray with oil.
  • Dunk pineapple in butter spice mix, then arrange in an even layer on grill pan. Roast for 5 minutes, then flip.
  • Dunk sea bass and asparagus in butter, then arrange on top of the roasting pineapple.
  • Roast uncovered for about 6 minutes, then flip, drizzling remaining butter spice mix over, and BBQ for a further 6-7 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the fish is about 145F and visibly flaky.
  • Transfer without disturbing to two plates, giving each a light final dusting of each seasoning.
  • Serve, squeeze over lemon, and devour.

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