Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pacific rockfish in packets

It’s blurry picture Tuesday. I just declared it so.

Had a hankering for fish last night. Bought a piece of Pacific rockfish (never heard of it before) at a good price. Decided to follow Jenn’s lead and make packets to put into the oven. Didn’t have any very interesting ingredients to flavor it with, so I just stayed with a splash of Shaoxing wine, lemon slices and olive oil.

Also made fried green tomatoes. Found the tom’s at our favorite farm stand (named Heinie’s, a name I would have changed long ago!). These were the best I've ever had, prepared just like milanesa - dredged in flour (with s and p), egg and homemade bread crumbs. The other delight was yellow wax beans, steamed 8 minutes and then poached in butter for 4.

Here’s the recipe (it’s almost cocktail hour).

Pacific rockfish in packets
10 oz. rockfish filet (or other fish)
2 tbsp Shaoxing wine (or dry white)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
pinch each of salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Divide the fish into 2 equal-size pieces. Marinate in the wine, lemon oil, s and p for 30 minutes. Make foil packets for each. Place the packets on a baking pan and bake for 12-14 minutes.


Mary said...

What a perfect and simple recipe. Now to find rockfish. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

LakeMom said...

Nice simple recipe. New follower from TTA. Can't wait to explore your blog.


Mhel said...

Hi Stephen! Thanks for your wonderful comforting words. I will surely miss our dog...

I love cooking my fish using this way. It infuses all the flavor inside, without losing its moisture, turning the fish into soft, succulent, that it melts in your mouth. love the fried green tomatoes as side dish, love the contrasting textures with it...

Jenn said...

I wish I could find rockfish out here, I very rarely see it. I love the packets, not only for their ease, but for their easy clean up!! This looks great.. I love fried green tomatoes, having a hard time finding those too lately! I think I'll be showing up at your house for dinner. :)

Cook with Madin said...

Lovely dish and sounds easy to make, your fried green tomatoes looks great too.
"Heineis" I too probably have changed that name long time ago.

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

I don't check in for a couple of days and look at all the delicious food I have been missing! I made your Butter-poached pork chop recipe and it was so good! The pork chops were so juicy and tender!

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