Mama’s Rockfish Bake
Prep time: 5 min | Cook time: 25 min | Total time: 30 min
Dawn Young, the co-captain of the F/V Bella Dawn, is the matriarch of one of our larger fishing families. She and her husband Mark come from a long line of fishermen and have raised their kids on the boat as well. They place a high value on knowing where their food comes from. In fact, Dawn sites it as the main reason she likes fishing for Sitka Salmon Shares — She wants to know that their catch is going to community members that appreciate its origins. She is happy to pass on recipes as well, this one for a simply prepared rockfish. It can be prepared quickly after a long day at the office, or even a long day on the boat!
- 1 lb rockfish
- 1 Tbsp dill, chopped
- ⅓ c sour cream
- ⅓ c mayo
- ¼ c parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 Tbsp pickle juice
- 1 bunch broccolini
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350°.
Sprinkle the rockfish fillets with salt, pepper, and dill on both sides.
Mix the sour cream, mayo, parmesan cheese, and pickle juice together.
Place fish in a baking dish and spread mayo mixture on top.
Bake 20-25 minutes until rockfish is cooked through and the top is a little browned.
In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat while the rockfish is baking. Sauté garlic slices until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove garlic slices from pan.
Add broccolini to the pan and sauté 3-4 minutes until bright green. Add 2 tablespoons water and cook until broccolini is cooked through and water is evaporated. Season with salt & pepper.
Sprinkle garlic slices over the broccolini and serve alongside the rockfish
Dawn's Pro-Tip: The sour cream and mayo help protect the fish from overcooking, so don’t stress out too much over the perfect cooking time.