Background and History
Baked Asian Rockfish is a delightful fusion of Asian flavors and succulent rockfish, a dish inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Asian cuisine. Rockfish, known for its mild and flaky texture, pairs beautifully with a marinade that boasts a harmonious blend of soy, ginger, and garlic, creating a mouthwatering seafood experience.
4 rockfish fillets (about 6 ounces each)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, sliced (for garnish)
Sesame seeds (for garnish)
In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, minced ginger, and minced garlic to create the marinade.
Place rockfish fillets in a shallow dish and pour half of the marinade over them. Allow them to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Transfer the marinated rockfish fillets to a baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and easily flakes with a fork.
Baste with Marinade
During baking, baste the fillets with the remaining marinade to enhance flavor and moisture.
Garnish and Serve
Once baked, garnish the rockfish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
(Per Serving – based on 4 servings)
Choose fresh, high-quality rockfish for the best flavor and texture.
Customize the marinade with additional ingredients like chili paste for a spicy kick.
Serve the baked rockfish over a bed of steamed rice or alongside stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal.
Check the ingredients in soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil for potential allergens.
Adjust the recipe to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies.
Confirm the freshness of the rockfish to avoid any seafood-related allergies.