Lets begin by gathering our ingredients for Spicy Rockfish Bites:
2 garlic cloves
3/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon thyme
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 pasilla pepper
2-3 cups veg oil for frying
1/2 cup flour
Mango Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup dijon
Cut rockfish into managable chunks and place into a food processor. The entire recipe will be done in the food processor, but if you don’t have one, don’t fret. Simply chop the rockfish fish very fine and mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Give the fish a few pulses in the food processor and remember to scrape down the side into a bowl.
Chop the herbs very fine and crush the garlic. Add all other ingredients to the food processor except the flour and oil. Pulse for a minute or two (remember to stop to scrape down), until you have a well mixed consistency. Add to the bowl with the rockfish.
Mix together. Now it’s time to shape this into the small balls for frying. Take about a spoon full amount and roll in your hands to form the ball. Then toss in the flour to evenly coat the outside. This will help you get that golden brown color when fried. Be sure to do them all before you start to fry, as they will cook very fast. You can place them on a parchment paper so they don’t stick as they await their turn in the hot oil.
Heat your oil on a medium/high heat and fry these for about 5 minutes. Turn bites in oil making sure they cook evenly.
While bites cook, make dipping sauce by adding 1 chopped mango, 1 tablespoon honey and half cup dijon to food processor. Purée ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
After about five minutes, drain bites on paper towels, then move to parchment paper. Serve with the mango honey mustard dipping sauce. Plate to serve and enjoy!
If you try the recipe, please leave your comments below. We’d love to hear how it turns out.