Rockfish isn’t generally recommended for grilling, since it has a flaky texture and can fall apart in the grill grates. The grilling plank acts as a barrier to protect the delicate fish from the grill grates, and also imparts a smoky flavor.
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 Red Oak Grilling Plank
- 2 Rockfish Fillets or 1 whole Rockfish, cleaned
- 2 Tbsp. Butter, unsalted
- 1 Shallot
- 8-10 twigs of fresh Thyme
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Lemon Wedges for serving
Rockfish is such a delicate item that cooking on a plank allows it to cook gently, food prepared on a plank does not need to be turned over so handling is greatly reduced.
- Soak the grilling plank in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
- Preheat the broiler or preheat the grill to 400°.
- Skin the shallot and cut into thin slices. Rinse and dry the thyme.
- Pat dry the fish fillets and place them skin down on the plank.
- Stuff fillets with the thyme sprigs and shallots, top with a tablespoon of butter each and season with salt and pepper.
- Broil or grill for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the plank and serve warm with a side of green salad and a lemon wedge.
*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.