With more flavor than halibut, this firm textured flakey white fish adds a fresh seafood taste to any saute, soup, or fried fish sandwich. Rockfish is available through Otolith at various stores and farm markets for $15/lb.
- Thai Curry Rockfish with Jasmine Rice – Ingredients:1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste, 1 cup water,
2 1/2 cups canned unsweetened coconut milk, 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, 2 pounds of rockfish, 1 1/2 cups purchased broccoli slaw, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice or medium-grain rice (2/3 cup raw), 2 tablespoons fish sauce (nam pla; optional), and 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
Using a deep hot skillet, sear portioned rockfish in butter, seasame seed oil, or coconut oil, until golden on both sides then remove the rockfish from the skillet and set it aside. Place curry paste in he large skillet. Whisk in 1/2 cup coconut milk. Bring to boil; boil 1 minute. Stir in remaining 2 cups coconut milk and 1 cup water. Add broccoli slaw, rockfish, and tomato. Return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until rockfish is cooked, about 3 minutes. Add basil, lime juice, and fish sauce, if desired. Season with salt and pepper.Press hot rice into four 2/3-cup custard cups, dividing equally. Invert cups to unmold rice into 4 bowls. Spoon stew around rice and serve.