Rockfish stir fried with basil

Rockfish stir fried with basil
Staff Writer


2 slices Rock fish, cut into cubes
3 cloves garlic, minced finely
1 tsp chopped fresh red chilies (Thai chili)
2 tsp or more fish sauce
1/2 tsp palm sugar
3 Tbsp fish stock
a handful fresh Thai basil

Add 2 teaspoon of fish sauce and some ground pepper to the fish and keep aside.
Add a 2 tablespoon olive oil and add minced garlic follow by the red chilies. Then add the fish and half the basil and stir fry for a minute or two.
Then add the fish stock, the palm sugar and cook for 2 minutes. Add the remaining basil, adjust seasoning and serve hot with a bowl of rice.

Rockfish Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Rockfish Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Rockfish Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.