I could not find sea bass and had to substitute halibut. 3 different stores! I got tired! I did the whole artichoke thing, lemon juice and water, cleaned artichokes. I sauteed the bacon and shallot. I added artichoke, carrots, garlic and salt. I added white wine, thyme and bay leaf and after 10 minutes added chicken stock and simmered for 15 minutes.
I topped the fish with bacon fat and salt and baked for 15 minutes. While the fish was cooking I toasted pine nuts and added them to the artichoke mixture. I topped the artichoke mixture with the fish. It was good. Not amazing or make this again immediayely, but solid. Good if you are looking for something different.