Rockfish with Lemon Butter and Sage

Broiled rockfish in a lemon butter sauce, served alongside roasted potatoes and steamed green beans, makes for a perfectly...
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Broiled rockfish in a lemon butter sauce, served alongside roasted potatoes and steamed green beans, makes for a perfectly easy summer meal that won’t leave you feeling weighed down.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 fillets of rockfish
  • Old Bay seasoning, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Sage, to taste, optional

Directions

Melt the butter in a casserole dish under the broiler. Sprinkle the rockfish filets lightly with Old Bay seasoning, salt, and pepper and add them to the casserole dish. Return the dish to the oven and broil the filets for 6-8 minutes, rotating halfway through. Remove from the oven and baste with the melted butter. Place the lemon slices on top and sprinkle with sliced sage, if desired.

Return to the oven long enough to char the lemon. Garnish with sage and serve hot.

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.