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Pan-Seared Rock Fish in bacon drippings

By Duane Pemberton

  • 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings
  • 1-3lbs of fresh rock fish fillets
  • kosher salt
  • fresh-cracked pepper
  • dried dill
  • fresh lemon
  • 1-bunch of fresh parsley
  • wild-grain rice

Prepare rice per package instructions, season with salt/pepper and butter – when it’s done, mix in the fresh-chopped parsley.

Season well,  each side of the rock-fish fillets with kosher salt, pepper and dill. Add bacon drippings to pan and on medium-high heat add 2-3 fillets at a time (depending on the diameter of your pan). Sear on each side 3-minutes, only flipping once. After removing from heat, squeeze lemon juice on them.

Serve with your choice of fresh vegetable side – I used green beans from our garden.

Wine pairing suggestions:

  • Viognier
  • Riesling
  • Marsanne
  • Roussanne
  • Torrontes