November 17, 2009

The Alaskan Rockfish

Tonight for dinner we tried something new. My parents went to Alaska on a vacation for their anniversary. When they came back they had pounds and pounds of fish. I was lucky enough to have rockfish, salmon, and tuna brought to us when they came to visit Roanoke. I decided tonight that it was time to cook a fish that I had never heard of.  I found this online at and it sounded pretty darn good.

1 1/2 lbs. Rockfish fillets
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1/4 c. minced parsley (optional)
1/4 c. melted butter
2 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Place fish fillets in shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds and parsley (optional). Combine butter and lemon or lime juice; pour over fish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven 10 minutes, uncovered, until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. Serves 4-6.

Well, the fish took more than the 10 minutes thatI estimated. I thought it needed more salt. But you know what? I think most things need more salt. All in all it was pretty good! The almonds stole the show. I thought they were wonderful. I don't know if I would choose Rockfish of over fish like salmon, tuna, or talapia.

As sides we made two things. First, Sauteed Spinach with lemon butter and a dash of balsamic vinegar. I wish I would have thought about adding some garlic cause that would have made it a lot better.
Second, baked sweet potatoes and russet potatoes sprinkled with olive oil, salt, pepper, and paprika. The potatoes were placed in a Pyrex and cooked at 400 for an 1 hour.

Sunday I am smoking some sort of meat in preparation for Thanksgiving. We will let you know.