Friday, June 21, 2013

Wind Chime Café Recipe ~ Rockfish with Lemon and Thyme

Happy Summer Solstice! To celebrate the first day of summer, I'm sharing another Chesapeake Bay recipe from Wind Chime Café. One of my favorite things about living near the bay is being able to eat fresh fish--especially rockfish. Also known as striped bass or stripers, rockfish are indigenous to the Chesapeake Bay and are highly sought after by both sport and commercial fisherman. Rockfish are such a delicious and tender fish that you can get away with simply sprinkling the fillets with salt and pepper and sautéing them in butter, but we like to jazz them up a bit. :)

What you'll need:
1 lb. rockfish fillets
2 T. lemon juice
1 t. grated lemon rind
1/4 c. olive oil
2 T. chopped fresh thyme
1 t. chopped fresh oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Place the fillets, lemon rind, lemon juice, oil, thyme, and oregano in a plastic bag and let the fish marinate in the fridge for about an hour. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Transfer the fillets and the marinade to a baking pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for about 13 minutes until the fish flakes apart with a fork. Serve with boiled baby red potatoes and asparagus sautéed in butter.

I hope you enjoy my Chesapeake Bay rockfish recipe. I'd love to hear what you think if you get a chance to try it. :) Are you doing anything special to celebrate the first day of summer?

**The top photo is by my friend Greta Corkran. Visit her website for more gorgeous Eastern Shore photographs:


  1. Am wishing I lived closer to the ocean! Sounds so yummy and delicious! Happy Summer solstice

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    1. Let me know what you think when you do! :)

  3. I made this on Sunday, with fresh rockfish my husband caught out on Bay. I added ~ 1.5 cloves of garlic and it was delicious! Thank you!

    I found the recipe by google search and then I downloaded your books. I will buy the third Seal Island book today ... I'm hooked!

    1. I'm so happy to hear that! Thank you for letting me know about the garlic addition. I'll have to give that a try! So excited you found my books through the rockfish recipe! :)