Perfect for a date night dinner, this Alaskan Rockfish can be made a number of ways. Change up the flavors in your marinade and change up the cooking method and you've got a versatile and easy to cook fish to add to your repertoire.
I’ve never been to Alaska, but if I can get seafood like this Alaskan Rockfish, I may have to put it on my travel plans for this year.
Seriously, Alaska has been on my bucket list for years and I hope I do get to visit soon. I had never heard of Alaskan Rockfish before, but when I saw it in the market I thought I’d give it a try. After reading up on the Rockfish, I decided marinating and grilling the fish would make a delicious entree.
It has a firm, white and meaty flesh, with a higher oil content that makes it perfect for marinades, wood smoking or the addition of other flavors. That being said the Rockfish is a blank canvas that you can take in any flavor direction you choose. There’s so much you can do with this beautiful fish, you’ll never have to serve it the same way twice.
I decided on a marinade with an Asian twist for this dish, using what I had on hand to make the marinade. Tamari sauce and pomegranate molasses made up the base. I could have let it marinate a little longer than I did, but I didn’t want to overwhelm the Rockfish. What I discovered was it really needs the infusion of flavors to give life to this mild white fish.
While the texture of the Rockfish is amazing, it is a little on the bland side so don’t be afraid to give it a good soaking in a tasty marinade, add your favorite flavors to the marinade and whether you grill it, pan sear it or oven roast it, I promise it will be a hit with your family.
I think I might even try pan frying it next time, who knows it might make one tasty fish sandwich!
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- Blackened Salmon with a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
- Pan Seared Halibut
- Ginger Garlic Swordfish
- Black Sea Bass with Shrimp in a lemon scampi sauce
Grilled Alaskan Rockfish
- 12 ounce Alaskan Rockfish 2 6 ounce filets
- 6 large shrimp shell on
- 1/4 cup tamari sauce
- 1/4 cup pomegranate molasses or cranberry juice concentrate
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 lime juice only
- pinch of crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 2 green onions chopped
- Mix tamari, pomegranate molasses, olive oil, lime juice, sugar, garlic, and crushed red pepper until well blended and place in small pan to marinate the rockfish. Let marinate for one hour
- Add shrimp into the marinade for about 10 minutes
- Place Rockfish on a very hot grill and allow to sear on one side until the Rockfish gets nice grill marks and good color.
- Turn over Rockfish and cook for 5-7 minutes, placing shrimp on the grill at this time.