Happy Monday night! It's very unusual for me to post this late at night (normally I schedule my posts for early morning) but tonight I'm sharing what we made for dinner - grilled rockfish tacos.
My husband and his friend went out on a charter boat last weekend and caught a ton of rockfish or striped bass. If you aren't familiar with a rockfish, here is a photo:
Striped bass are a delicious, firm, mild tasting white meat fish that taste similar to cod or haddock. We have been lucky to have our freezer stocked with meat most of the year because of hubby's fishing excursions.
When he is prepping the fish, he cuts the fillets into small pieces, usually about 4 ounces each. This morning, I popped the fish in a big ziploc bag and poured our favorite teriyaki sauce over it.
Once I got the fish coated well, I zipped up the bag and stuck it in the fridge. Every hour I "kneaded" the fish and flipped the bag over to make sure the marinade was getting to every piece.
When my husband got home from work, he fired the grill up and covered the grate in foil, but poked little holes in it to let some of the heat and steam through.
He spread the fish in a single layer over the foil and let it cook for about 10 minutes before flipping them and letting them work another 10 minutes.
The teriyaki glaze starts to caramelize when it's grilled and it makes the fish crispy on the outside and soft and flaky on the inside.
When the fish was done cooking, we started our taco-making assembly line. Tonight, we just did some seasoned rice and some roasted red pepper salsa, but you can really do anything on your tacos - shredded lettuce/cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, onions, even shredded cheese is good!
Having my hubby turn a hobby into a way to stock our freezer with free food has been a huge blessing because buying fish in the quantity he has provided would be so expensive! There are so many things you can do with rockfish and we enjoy it year round.
Have you ever had rockfish or striped bass before? What is your favorite fish recipe?