Za’atar and Honey Butter Rockfish

Today we are keeping things simple. A little bit of this and a little bit of that make for an interesting fish flavoring. I had extra honey butter from a pastry recipe linked below, and then decided to use it on fish. Add a little savory seasoning and it worked really well. I’ve also used a similar seasoning on salmon with good results. If you don’t have za’atar seasoning, you can certainly use a different spice mix. It’s just one of my favorites lately for fish.

It is possible you might want to mix up the amounts of the ingredients, and I would say go for it. You want enough butter to get a decent bit on the fish. I use less butter for a fattier fish like salmon, so use your judgment.

Directions for Za’atar and Honey Butter Rockfish

  • Extra butter from here or…
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Za’atar seasoning
  • Rockfish

Preheat your oven or prepare your grill, then mix together the butter, honey, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the Za’atar seasoning over the fish, then place dollops of the butter on top. If necessary, make more of the butter mixture to have enough for your portion of fish. Bake or grill until cooked through. Serve.


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