Join Sport Fishing expert Dan Hernandez to learn how to prepare rock fish in cilantro sauce.
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Rock Fish in Cilantro Sauce Recipe
Dan Hernandez: This week in the gallery, we’re down here at the beautiful Rosarito, Mexico. We’re at the Rosarito Beach Hotel and standing next to me is Cecilia. Thank you for inviting us.
Cecilia: Thank you for stopping by over our resort, sir.
Dan Hernandez: It’s beautiful resort. I’ve been here many times in the past. Great fishing here too but today we’re going to do a fish dish. And who’s our chef that we have today?
Cecilia: Our chef is Edilberto. He’s the restaurant chef for the gourmet.
Dan Hernandez: Good! So, I see he’s got a rockfish for us today, and what is he going to do with this rockfish?
Cecilia: Okay, we’re going to have it done with the cilantro sauce. It’s rock cod with a bit cilantro.
Dan Hernandez: And if you're not sure what rock cod looks like, this is one here that he’s done a different style. This one was deep fried but our chef has a different treat for us in store today. And what's really nice about this fish is this is a local fish being kept right here in Baja Mexico even up in California, local rock cod. A lot of our viewers catch this fish all the time.
Cecilia: Okay, so we’re adding a little bit of salt and pepper.
Dan Hernandez: Little pepper.
Cecilia: Yeah, to season the rock cod. And he's also going to put a few drops of lime to it.
Dan Hernandez: Yeah, I love using lime and lemon all the time.
Cecilia: Yeah. You know he's going to go ahead and put it in the pan. [Foreign Language] It’ll just take from two to three minutes to have it ready.
Dan Hernandez: One thing about rock cod and what’s really nice about it, very white meat. You could do a lot of stuff with that. But like the chef said, you don’t want to cook it too long. That’s one of biggest mistakes, people make at the fish like rock cod is they cook the way too long. You see how fast this was cooking.
Cecilia: Yes, it looks really nice.
Dan Hernandez: Yes, cooks really fast. There you go. This is a very simple dish to do. What I'd like about recipes like this is somebody can do at home and that’s what I'm talking about the rock cod. It’s so versatile. You can use a bunch of different sauces. I know the chef here has a sauce, to put on top on this and what is that?
Cecilia: That’s the cilantro sauce. Like I told you, it has olive oil cilantro, a little bit of salt and pepper and lime.
Dan Hernandez: And what he did was took all those ingredients and just threw it in blender and mix it all.
Cecilia: Yes, that’s simple.
Dan Hernandez: Food processor?
Cecilia: That simple, you just blend them. That’s it, that’s right.
Dan Hernandez: So looks like we’re all done with cooking the fish.
Cecilia: Yes, it is ready, it looks really nice.
Dan Hernandez: And this is the chef’s assistant?
Cecilia: Yes, that’s correct. Her name is Mary Fe, and she's helping today.
Dan Hernandez: He’s actually going to fire up the cilantro sauce. What's great about cilantro sauce is cilantro is just one of those natural ingredients form Mexican culture, and we use it all the time in cooking. My mom has cooked it all the time with the cilantro, oregano stuff like that and it’s so nice to have it this year.
Well he just heated it up a tiny bit.
Cecilia: Yeah, just a little bit of heating to it. And, it looks delicious.
Dan Hernandez: Yeah, it does. And here is the finished dish. I have to try this.
Cecilia: Yes. How is it?
Dan Hernandez: That is so good!
Cecilia: It is?
Dan Hernandez: It’s really good. Thank you.
Cecilia: Thank you for coming and thanks for the chef who made it possible.
Dan Hernandez: Very nice! Real simple dish, just a little bit of time on, quick and a little bit of heat, the cilantro sauce was great and then that was cilantro heated like that and then put on top of the fish came out really nice. And we are down here at the Rosarito Beach Hotel down here at Northern Baja, only about 40 minutes from the border from San Diego. This is a nice great place so come on down. Come do some local fishing and come to see the chef and order this at the kitchen here. Beautiful dish!