I love chilean sea bass, and I also love bourbon. So I thought, why not put them together. So I did, and I made bourbon glazed Chilean sea bass. A delightful dinner for two.


Bourbon Glazed Chilean Sea Bass by Diverse Dinners


This is a very easy recipe, you just need time to allow the sea bass to marinate overnight. Cooking is done in the oven and is finished off under the broiler, as needed. Bourbon glazed Chilean sea bass tastes delightful. It’s sweet and subtly spicy and looks totally divine. 

It would be wise to plan your budget if you want to try this recipe. Chilean sea bass is a bit on the pricey side. I tend to make it for myself and a date, unless I’m planning a celebratory meal or want to impress my guests – I do that sometimes.  I would suggest you make this one for just you and yours, you deserve it!

If you’ve never had Chilean sea bass, well what are you waiting for? With very little effort a cooked fillet of Chilean sea bass melts in your mouth leaving a buttery taste. Marinating it overnight in lip-smacking flavors only ups the ante. Yum o yum!


Bourbon Glazed Chilean Sea Bass by Diverse Dinners


Serve with your favorite veggies, or rice or potatoes, this dish goes with almost anything.

If you’re a lover of wine, try serving Reisling or Sauvignon Blanc, or perhaps a Prosecco or Cava.

The chilies round out the sweetness and zing in this bourbon glazed Chilean sea bass recipe. Please don’t skip the chillies, it’s a necessary ingredient in this dish, with only a very subtle spiciness.


Serves 2

Bourbon Glazed Chilean Sea Bass

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 4 tbsp mirin
  • 4 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • Chilean Sea Bass
  • 2 x 6oz-8oz fillets Chilean sea bass
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar
  • 2 red chilies (sliced thin)
  • Equipment & Utensils
  • Whisk
  • Resealable Bag
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper


  1. Place marinade ingredients into a jar or bowl and whisk vigorously for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour marinade into a resealable bag, then add fish fillets.
  3. Carefully massage the fish and marinade around until the fillets are completely covered in marinade.
  4. Remove air from bag then seal and place in fridge to marinate overnight.
  5. Chilean Sea Bass
  6. Remove fillets from marinade and discard the marinade.
  7. Sprinkle sugar and chillies on top of fillets then place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and then place in preheated oven at 400.
  8. Cook fillets for 8-10 mins, then, if needed, place under a hot broiler until golden.
  9. Once golden, serve immediately.