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
I love to cook. I love to eat. I absolutely love food. But! I don’t eat drink and sleep recipes. I can’t stand all day in a kitchen preparing meals for others that I’m simply not going to be able to sit down and enjoy for myself. Though I love the critics, and I enjoy the compliments, if I’m going to endure a full day stand in the kitchen I’m going to inherit a headache.
Moderation is the key for good cooking I think; at least it is for me. I’ve got to resonate after I take in a good meal and process what I can do better next time. Putting it down on paper doesn’t seem to help. In fact it’s actually something I avoid wholeheartedly. Doing the blog, the facebook page and the Youtube channel weren’t even things that I originally wanted to do, like, at all. My brother talked me into it. And the problem I find myself repeating constantly is making the time to write down these recipes that I’m constantly perfecting on a daily basis.
As you can see here, I’m clearly cooking. There’s the evidence right in front of you. But, I ask myself, “Is this something others want to be cooking?”, “Are these secrets that I even want to be giving away?! It’s really tough to swallow sometimes. A ton of hard work goes into making a dish something that everyone wants and loves to eat, then just hand over the recipes.
Why do others do it? We see it all over the web these days right? What’s the payoff? Advertising! Commercials, product placement and pay per clicks. Guess what though. You’ve got to be getting hundreds if not thousands of ad clicks a day to see any results from that kind of gig before you even see a dime. I haven’t. not even one red cent. Not that I’m complaining, I just want you to recognize that some people just love what they do so much they feel like keeping things to themselves. That way our hobbies don’t become headaches and we don’t become slaves to the pills that stop the pain.
I don’t want that for me; headaches that kill the passion I have for my hobbies. As long as I can share the things that I’ve learned through my education and experimentation, I’ll keep cranking out recipes for Poor Mans Gourmet Kitchen. But like any true artist out there, sometimes you’ve got to wait for the release of a masterpiece!
On a lighter note, here are a few concoctions I’ve been thinking about writing about. If any of these recipes catch your attention I’d like to know about it. There’s a Lo mein noodle that is as good as any restaurant or fast food I’ve ever had; grilled Salmon smothered in a sweet and sour sauce with veggies; Nachos… baked; Ceviche Tilapia; fresh Chicken Tequitos; and last but not least, a Chicken Wrap with a Peanut Lime sauce!