Ok, so it wasn’t me who actually did the fishing, but I did get to benefit from it!! The hubs reeled in a some, fresh rockfish for me to turn into dinner, and this I did. I started with this nice big filet fresh off the boat (they cut and cleaned your catch for you on the charter! Lucky for me, I didn’t have to clean it, but I would have figured it out!).
Now that’s a great looking piece of bass. Hehe, nah, it’s rockfish!! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Anyways, I couldn’t wait to get this fish a cookin’. I went with a simple foil packet. You can use parchment paper if you’re feeling fancy and have some on hand. I cut the filet into two pieces and placed on nonstick foil, doused it in fresh lemon juice, and added some of Spice Cave’s “Sea” seasoning. It’s a lemon pepper blend, with a good peppery kick.
I sliced up some red onions and orange peppers to cook in the packet as well for some good aromatics.
Then I placed another piece of foil on top like a tent and pinched all along the sides to make a packet. Into the oven at 350. I checked at about 15 min, it needed some more time, so for another 10 minutes, I spiralized some zucchini to make fishies a nice bed.
The sweetness was going to be pineapple, so I drizzled onto the zucchini some delicious white balsamic from Lebherz Oil and Vinegar Emporium (LOVE) rightly called “Pineapple Sunset.”
Their oils and vinegars are delish!! I placed fresh pineapple rings on the the zucchini noodle bed and a little fresh ground pepper.
I had some yummy pineapple salsa I made the other day and sautéed that up while the fish was finishing up. It’s so exciting when you open a foil packet of steamy goodness like this!!
Fish (if you’re not going sushi-style) is done when it falls apart easily but is still moist. As long as a white-fleshed fish is white when you peek into it with a fork, it’s done. Don’t overcook the fish!! That’s the worst. This was done just right! I gently placed the filets and the cooked onions and peppers on the bed of zucchini and pineapple and topped it all off with the pineapple salsa.
I even had a Pinapple IPA by Evolution Craft Breweing to pair with it!! How fortuitous!!
The freshness of the fish was clear, and the delicate fish flavor effortlessly peeked through the lemon pepper.
A perfect bite of oceanic goodness! Thanks to my hot fisherman. He got a good meal out of all his hard work!!