You know, here in Southern California, we soon will have a whole new set of MPLA rules and regulations, but even then, you still can legally break the law - the law of cooking that is! I made my first run down to Mexico last weekend on the new 27 Whaler and loaded up on some rockfish and lingcod. The boat ran great, and the weather was even better.
When I arrived home later that evening, I was hungry for a "meat & potatoes" meal, but with fish instead of meat, and this is what I came up with. Apologies for the blurry photos, but it was dang good.
Grilled Snapper with Caramelized Onions, Potatoes & Artichoke Hearts
Iceberg Wedge with Blue Cheese & Fresh Bacon
1# Small Creamer Style Potatoes, Large Dice
8 oz. Jar, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Quarter Cut, Drained
1 ea. Onion, Large Dice
4 Ozs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 ea. Ripe Tomato, Diced
Salt, Fresh Ground Black pepper
4 leaves Chopped Fresh Basil
In a saute pan, saute the onions and potatoes. Turn heat up high, season with S&P, then cover in order to help steam the potatoes. Flip pan every few minutes and once the potatoes begin to brown, add the tomatoes & artichoke hearts. Cover and let sauté on high heat to continue to caramelize everything in side. After 15 minutes or so everything will be cooked, turn the heat down and hold on the side. Mix in the fresh basil just before service.
2# Snapper Fillets
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Weber Brand Seasoning/Grilling Mix
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Let fish marinate for 15 minute so so. These can actually be done earlier, covered and left in the refrigerator. When the potatoes & lettuce are ready, turn the grill on high, scrap it down clean, spray liberally with a non-stick spray and grill the fillets 2-3 minutes per side.
Cut up the iceberg lettuce to the size desired, cook 2 slices of bacon per person, then place the lettuce in a corner of the plate, cover with blue cheese dressing and then the fresh cooked bacon. Spoon on the potato/artichoke mix and then the grilled fish and you are now ready to go. It hit the spot on the craving I had that night and I personally like fresh fish when it is cooked in a somewhat simple, light manner.