This is a great way to eat really fresh seabass. Try cut the fish a thin as you can because if it is too thick it becomes a bit unpalatable. The addition of the tomatoes and chilli helps cut the richness of the raw fish. Try and avoid using lemon juice because the tomatoes have enough acidity and adding lemon would kill the delicious subtle flavour of the seabass.
People often ask what happens in a typical day as head chef at my restaurant Hartnett Holder & Co, at Lime Wood, deep in the heart of the New Forst? It's impossible to answer. Take last week for example. You'll never believe what we all had to do... a music video! I'm not talking Backstreet Boys here, it wasn't quite that painful, but it was beyond hysterical.
This is a really hearty fish stew that can be prepared beforehand as long as you cook the fish at the last minute; perfect for a dinner party or for someone special. The beauty about this dish is that the fish is cooked at the last minute so it's cooked perfectly and by making the base you get massive amounts of flavour. Serve with a glass of Fallengina and have a good weekend!