Grilled Rockfish isn’t one of my favorite recipes. But if you’re going to do it, there’s a few things you should know and understand. This Butter Marinade is probably the best ingredients to apply to a Rockfish, so in a way, you’re in good hands. However, taking it to the grill, it loses so much of the brilliance this Marinade can offer a fish like this. So even though I demonstrate this recipe as Grilled Rockfish in the Video, I would still recommend that it be wrapped in tinfoil first, then grilled. If not, apply the ingredients in a melted form after you’ve salt, peppered and grilled your fish. That or go back to the old pan fried method, which is excellent.
Grilled Rockfish Ingredients:
2 Rockfish Filet’s
1 chopped Green Onion
1/2 tsp fresh chopped Parsley
5 chopped Capers
1 chopped Garlic Clove
1/4 tsp Lemon Zest
1/4 tsp Dill
1/2 tsp Tarragon
2 tbsp Softened Butter
Salt and Pepper to Taste
3 Lemon Slices for the grill and presentation
Make sure that all the Ingredients are chopped really small and fine before you add them to the butter. Then mix all the Ingredients together and allow the butter to marinate for about 10 minutes before you butter you Rockfish. Also Salt and Pepper both sides of your fillet’s before you marinate. Then put on hot grill with medium high heat until the edges turn color, then flip once (2 to 3 min). For more flavor, grill the fish first with salt and pepper only, then add the ingredients after they’ve been melted in a pan. Or, you can wrap this fish in Tin Foil with the Herb and Butter coating on the filet, then grill. You can even take this Grilled Rockfish recipe to the stove and do a Classic Pan Fry if you prefer.
Pan Fried Salmon is Delicious. As long as you stick to the two minute rule, Two minutes per side, your Pan Fried Salmon will be succulent, moist and there won’t be any left, that is, if you follow any one of my recipes for it. I’ve developed two specific recipes for Salmon, and if you want to click HERE, you are more than welcome to take a look for your self to see which one you’d rather prepare.
This Pan Fried Salmon is the easiest and the fastest to make. You can literally be eating in just 10 minutes. The one thing I will say about seafood in general, and especially when it comes to fish, never EVER use frozen fish. Frozen fish becomes dense, dull and flavorless. Even the best Chefs in the world can’t prepare a dish using frozen fish and expect it to stand up to any food critic that is use to eating fresh fish. In fact, I can pretty much guarantee that if you or someone you know claims to not like seafood at all, you either had a frozen fish cooked for you, or you just had only one bad experience that tainted the decision making process and there for never tried any other seafood again. Am I right? The biggest problem is, anyone that has done this pretty much cheated themselves by labeling the entire ocean of sea animals disgusting, and it just isn’t realistic or fair. Look, I’ve had bad food before, even badly cooked steak, but if you think I’m never going to eat another steak again you’re insane. The point is, there are good cooks, and there are bad cooks, there are great recipes and there are terrible ones. There are also a few basic rules regarding any good recipe and any great Chef or Cook. And the golden rule is, ALWAYS USE FRESH FOOD!
Pan Fried Salmon and Soya Sauce Ingredients:
Cut Salmon filet portions
Olive Oil for Cooking
Salt and Pepper to taste
Though this recipe for Poor Man’s Lobster may seem like a play on words here in the Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen, I assure you the title and name of this recipe is for real. Poor Man’s Lobster dates way back and it is a legitimate recipe and cheaper alternative to the real thing. I can buy a healthy Filet of Cod that will break down into over a dozen 5 oz Lobster tail size pieces for only $12 bucks! Poor man’s Lobster can be made with Halibut too, and it is the preferred method as far as flavor goes, but you’re also going to be spending a little more for that cut to equal the amount of meat you can slice out of a Cod. Either way, you will find your self with a few more bills in your wallet if you purchase these two fish and follow a recipe like this one, vs. shelling out the clams for the real deal. A dozen 5 to 8 oz Lobster tails is going to cost you a minimum of 60 bucks. So stay with me here and I’ll show you a cheaper, healthy Alternative!
Cutting your Fillet is Simple. Using a sharp knife, cut across the width of the fillet keeping a 1 1/2 inch portion between each slice. This will accurately portion out every cut piece to approximately the same size of tail meat you would be pulling from the average lobster tail. Now all you have to do is follow the recipe below to properly season the water for your Poor Man’s Lobster boil.
Poor Man’s Lobster Ingredients:
1 cod filet
1 pot of water (approximately 1 qt)
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice or half squeezed lemon
1/4 stick of butter
2 bay leaves (optional)