Baked Wolf Fish with Arugula and Mint Apple Relish

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So I was shopping the frozen fish in Trader Joe’s and I came across an odd one: Norwegian Wolf Fish – Of course I had to try it. People say it tastes a little of lobster, which psychosomatically could have altered my perspective, but I did notice a resemblance. My boyfriend picked up on that flavor too – and he didn’t read or hear it anywhere. Anyway it has a slightly sweet and delicate flavor, so go easy on the seasoning, and can be substituted for cod or halibut according to the rest of the inter-webs.

For the Mint-Apple relish topping:

chop and combine onion, apple, mint, and lemon juice. Add a little salt, pepper, and ginger powder, and stir. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Note: this stuff is seriously yummy, you can also make this as a salad on its own!

For the fish:

Pre-heat the oven to 375. Line a 9×9 pan with aluminum foil and grease with coconut oil. Place fish, skin side down, in the pan. Drop little pieces of coconut oil over the fish. LIGHTLY season with salt, pepper, thyme, curry powder, cayenne, and ground ginger. Cover and bake until opaque and flakes with a fork.

Note: When I took it out of the pan, it came right off the skin. I noticed a layer of fat that had that weird jelly like texture, but it scrapes off without effort – I’d recommend doing that.

Serve over a bed of Arugula and top with Mint Apple Relish

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One response to “Baked Wolf Fish with Arugula and Mint Apple Relish

  • scolgin

    Wow, I just found this in the Trader Joe’s aisle too! How funny. I think I’m gonna write about it on my blog as well. I’m cooking it tonight and am thinking of coating it in tempura-fried scallions on the non-skin side and serving on some Asian-style cous cous. maybe I’ll put some of your mint apple relish on top!

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