Broiled Rockfish with Lemony Potatoes, Olives, and Mint

Broiled Rockfish with Lemony Potatoes, Olives, and Mint
Photo by Kelley Jordan

Mediterranean flavors run deep in this simple one-pan supper. Potatoes and tender white fish fillets are roasted and drizzled with lemon juice, oregano, olives, feta, and mint. Throw in a handful of baby spinach for good measure (not to mention iron, calcium, and oh, deliciousness), and dinner is served.

Broiled Rockfish with Lemony Potatoes, Olives, and Mint | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 20 min
Total time: 30 min
Serves: 2


  • 1 pound small red new potatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 12 ounces rockfish (or lingcod, halibut, or cod) cut into 2 portions
  • 6 to 8 pitted Kalamata or gaeta olives, halved lengthwise
  • 2 ½ ounces baby spinach
  • 1 ounce feta, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F with a rack in the upper and lower third of the oven. Place a sturdy baking sheet in the oven while it preheats. In a medium bowl, toss the potatoes with 1 ½ tablespoons oil, oregano, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread on the hot baking sheet and roast on the lower rack until tender and lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing: In the same bowl, combine the lemon zest and juice, garlic, and 2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove the pan with the potatoes from the oven and switch the oven to broil. Season the fish with salt and pepper and drizzle lightly with oil. Move some of the potatoes to make space and add the fish and olives to the baking sheet in the empty spaces. Transfer to the upper rack, and broil until fish flakes easily around the edges, 3 to 5 minutes depending on the thickness. Transfer the fish to plates.
  4. Add the spinach to the potatoes, toss with half of the dressing, and broil just until wilted, about 30 seconds. Serve alongside the fish and drizzle with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with feta and mint.

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Pro Tips

Pair it Up

Pair it Up

These bold Mediterranean flavors are calling for a hearty white wine to provide contrast. Look for any white wine in the Sauvignon Blanc family, such as Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé or a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Level it Up

Level it Up

Add cherry tomatoes or roasted red pepper strips to the baking sheet in step 3 for a burst of fresh juicy flavor and swap out thinly sliced zucchini for the spinach.

Change it Up

Change it Up

Sauté leftover potatoes with a little bacon until golden and fold in flaked fish. Top with a fried egg for a killer breakfast hash.


*The information displayed is our analysis of the recipe based on its ingredients and preparation, and should not be considered a substitute for professional nutrition advice.

Broiled Rockfish with Lemony Potatoes, Olives, and Mint Recipe | Sitka Salmon Shares

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