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Rockfish With Blueberry Salsa

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Summertime is a great time for fresh fish on the menu. Chef John Maxwell had come up with a delicious recipe for fresh rockfish, with Virginia Grown blueberries.
For the fish
  Rockfish fillets 6 Ounce, about 1 inch thick
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt and pepper 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For the salsa
  Corn kernels 1 Cup (16 tbs), precooked
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  White wine 2 Tablespoon
  Blueberries 2 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Shallot 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Red bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium, diced
  Fennel bulb 1 Medium, diced
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Medium
  Garlic 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For serving
  Saffron rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cooked
  Fennel flower 1 Teaspoon, finely chopped

1. For the fish: On a chopping board, place the rockfish, add olive oil, season it with salt and pepper. Rub it well.
2. In a saucepan on medium high, heat oil. Once the oil is hot, place the rockfish skin side up and sear it for 15 minutes on both sides or until golden brown and crisp.
3. For the salsa: In a wide bottomed pan, heat oil, add shallots and sweat them in the oil for a few seconds. Pour in the white wine and mix.
4. Stir in the fennel, garlic, red pepper and corn. Mix well and cook on low heat.
5. Stir in the blueberries, mix well and cook it for 2 minutes on medium heat.
6. Pour in red wine vinegar and lemon juice. Mix well and cook it for another minute.
7. After 1 minute, switch off heat and get ready to serve.

8. On a serving plate, add the saffron rice, place the pan seared fish on one side of the plate and spoon the fennel, corn and blueberry salsa over the fish.

9. Serve this pan seared rockfish garnished with fennel flowers

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Hot weather calls for eating light meals. Watch this impressive video that shares an excellent recipe for a delicious rockfish and blueberry salsa with fresh summer vegetables. The chef presents the recipe so well that it makes the video interesting to watch and great to try out this summer.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 571 Calories from Fat 207

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g37.8%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g15.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 34 mg11.3%

Sodium 665 mg27.7%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.5%

Dietary Fiber 12.3 g49%

Sugars 1.7 g

Protein 17 g34.7%

Vitamin A 19.8% Vitamin C 58.2%

Calcium 5% Iron 7.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Rockfish With Blueberry Salsa Recipe Video