Yesterday was the first I ever read about ‘slow roasting fish’. Thank you Food52!
The genius recipe calls for not much more than 4 salmon fillets on a bed of fresh thyme sprigs and olive oil on the flesh. Skin side down on a baking tray in a 275 degree oven for maybe 15 minutes. Never again will you ever run the risk of over cooking fish. This recipe is fool proof, no fail, efficient – Genius
The salmon looked perfect & fabulous and I can barely stomach it short of wild Coho salmon slow.
I couldn’t get home fast enough to prepared the fresh piece of monk fish AND a pound of steamers, or soft shell steamer clams I picked up Anthony’s seafood in Middletown, RI. before making my way from Newport back to RI just the day before. On my way home I picked up the red onion a jalapeno & lime for my go to summer corn salad.
What I Did
Preheated the oven to 275 degrees.
Thinly coat the bottom of a Pyrex loaf dish w/olive oil and thinly sliced garlic then laid the just over 1/2 pound monk fish (tail), on top of the thin layer of sliced garlic. A squirt of lemon from a wedge, and a good seasoning of the top of the monk fish with Salt of D Earth, RhODy blend. Pop this in the oven. Check the time.
While the monk fish slowly cooked I prepared a corn salad of RI native corn which I shaved from the cob and boiled in well salted water for 5 – 7 minutes until I caught it’s aroma, minced red onion & jalapeno. Drain the boiled corn. Toss the corn in a good sized bowl, add the minced red onion & jalapeno, squirt of lime juice from a wedge, olive oil & again, I used my Salt of D Earth, Rhody blend.
I also steamed off the pound of steamers with a 1/4 of a yellow onion, a few bay leaves and 2 garlic cloves In well salted water.
The last 5 minutes the monk fish slow roasted which was more like 20 minutes because it’s flesh a bit denser than salmon I poured half of the steamer broth and all the steamers into Pyrex dish with the roasted monk fish tail. I kept the heat on in the oven and let this cook another 5 minutes. The steamers didn’t really need the extra cooking time but no biggy really.
Basta. Fini. Almost as fast as you can read this is about how quickly you can make the dish, you haven’t broken the bank to make it and you’ll feel great after eating it.