Grilling rockfish is a fantastic way to showcase the delicate flavors and tender texture of this delicious white fish. With its mild taste and firm flesh, rockfish is well-suited for grilling, allowing you to enjoy a mouthwatering seafood dish with minimal effort. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the steps of grilling rockfish to perfection, resulting in a flavorful and satisfying meal that will impress your family and guests. Get ready to savor the natural flavors of rockfish with a hint of smokiness from the grill!
- Basting brush
- rockfish fillets fresh
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- fresh herbs parsley, thyme, dill
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Ensure that the grates are clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.
- Pat the rockfish fillets dry with a paper towel. Brush both sides of the fillets with olive oil to prevent sticking and enhance flavor. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fillets and season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the fillets to marinate for a few minutes while the grill heats up.
- Take a paper towel, fold it into a small square, and grip it with a pair of tongs. Dip the paper towel into vegetable oil and use it to lightly oil the grill grates, ensuring a non-stick surface.
- Place the rockfish fillets on the preheated grill, skin-side down if applicable. Close the grill lid and let the fish cook undisturbed for 4-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Avoid flipping the fish too soon to prevent it from sticking to the grill.
- Gently flip the rockfish fillets using a spatula or tongs. Grill for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and easily flakes with a fork. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the fillets.
- Once cooked, carefully remove the rockfish fillets from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired. Serve immediately to enjoy the flavors at their best.