Grilled Sea Bass, Watermelon, Tarragon & Black Olives

If you’re enjoying your Summer holidays, you must have passed by a watermelon ! And did you know that watermelon should not only be a fruit salad ingredient or on a fruit stick but that it really goes very well with other salty ingredients? Here’s a very easy to make fish recipe with seasonal ingredients. You can either have it warm or chilled. Summer has just started !Ingredients:

  • 400g sea bass, cut into middle to small chunks
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup black olives (I’ve chosen black and purple ones, with different sizes and flavors)
  • 2 peeled shallots, diced
  • the juice of one organic lemon and some extra for serving
  • 1 handful chopped tarragon leaves
  • 1 quarter of a watermelon, diced (approx. 3 cups)
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • Guérande salt and pepper


  1. In a pan, heat half of the olive oil and brown the shallots. Then add the watermelon, the agave syrup, the lemon juice and the black olives
  2. The watermelon is going to melt and soften softly (it should not as a puree)
  3. Set aside when done
  4. With the rest of the olive oil, grill the sea bass till golden
  5. In your serving dishes, place the fish and the watermelon/olive mixture. Sprinkle with tarragin, drizzle with some lemon juice, season to taste before serving

Enjoy !