Rock cod in ginger soy sauce marinade. I could eat fish every day if I could. And I am known to have done so for five straight weeks. Yes, I know, not the best to eat fish every day.
What is Rock Cod Fish?
Rock cod fish also know as Pacific ocean perch. Excellent white-fleshed fish which is the best to prepare when time is not on your side.
You will found an abundance of cod recipes in Asian cooking. Most versatile of fishes when it comes to cooking: pan-fried, grilled, steamed, and even raw.
Breaking from my comfort zone, I have some ginger that I needed to use and came up with this marinade concoction. I love to blend ginger and honey, the two are so powerfully delicious when combined. Sweet and tangy, a perfect combination of flavor.
Staying with an Asian theme, played with some of my favorite flavors for the marinate: rice vinegar, and soy sauce. I just had fun. And let’s not forget the garlic. It would not have an Asian flair if the garlic was missing.
- A quick marinate will elevate the flavor of the rock cod fish.
- The food processor will liquify all the solid ingredients while emulsifying them with the liquid. I do not know about your, but a chunk of garlic or ginger once bitten into it does overpower the other flavors to be enjoyed. This process will give you an even taste of both, garlic, and ginger
- Do not over marinade the fish, longer than 1 hour, 30 minutes is just perfect. No need to put it in the refrigerator, however, do baste it and turn it occasionally.
- Prepare all your side dishes prior to starting to cook the fish. Once you start you have just a few minutes before it is time to serve it.
Side Dishes Suggestions
The roasted tomatoes are busting with flavor and are an excellent side dish combination.
Stir Fry Vegetables is another combination that complements quite well.
Green Beans Gremolata is always fun too and the garlic plays along well with the ginger soy marinade.
Rock Cod in Ginger Soy Sauce Marinade
- 40 mins total
- 35 mins prep
- 5 mins cook
- serves 4 people
For Ginger Soy Sauce Marinate
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 garlic clove
1 2-inch piece fresh ginger
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Make the marinade by combining all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until well blended.
Season the rock cod generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Pour most of the marinade over the fish, reserve a couple of tablespoons to drizzle over the cooked fish. Marinate from 30 to 1 hour.
In a large skillet add the olive oil and sauté the fish for 3 minutes per side until golden.
Drizzle remaining marinade over the fish and garnish with parsley (optional)
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