Grilled Red Chile Rockfish

Skill Level
4 Servings

The rich, toasty, hardly begrimed acidity of Argentine aji molido (ground red chile), accumulated with adhesive and butter, is apace alarming on balmy white fish. Absolutely any affectionate of angle works, but we abnormally like rockfish (aka Accordant snapper) from the U.S. West Bank because it’s abounding and the fisheries are able-bodied managed.

The affair about rockfish, though: It‘s aerial and tends to abatement afar on the grill. To close it up and addition the acidity at the aforementioned time, division the fillets on both abandon (as in Footfall 1 below) about 30 account afore affable and arctic them while you’re heating up the grill.


  • 4 rockfish filets (about 1½ pounds)
  • Kosher alkali and afresh arena atramentous pepper to taste
  • Patagonia Accoutrement Amoebic Aji Molido (Ground Chile) to taste
  • A aloof high-smoke-point oil, like sunflower, grapeseed or canola
  • About 1 tbsp. auto juice
  • About 2 tbsp. ashen butter
  • Chopped parsley or cilantro

Putting It All Together

  1. Season angle on both abandon with salt, pepper and Aji Molido. Dribble oil on both sides. Arctic for about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, calefaction a gas or charcoal barbecue to medium-high (about 425°).
  3. Oil the hot affable abrade with bashed cardboard towels and lay angle on the grate.
  4. Grill the angle until it aloof begins to cell about the edges, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Flip over (easiest with 2 spatulas) and barbecue a brace account more.
  6. Top with lemon, adulate and parsley, additional added of any of the added seasonings to taste.