How to Cook Blue Grenadier Fish

Blue grenadier fish, also known as hoki, blue hake or whiptail fish, is a saltwater fish commonly caught in New Zealand. The meat is white in color, and is fairly soft when compared with other, more common fish like salmon and tuna. Blue grenadier has a light, clean taste, and can easily be paired with a variety of sauces or garnishes based on personal taste.

A piece of blue grenadier fish on a small plate. (Image: Lutique/iStock/Getty Images)

Baked Blue Grenadier

Step 1

Take the fish out of the refrigerator and rinse it with cold clean water from the tap. Pat the fish dry with clean paper towels and cover it with plastic wrap or wax paper to warm up to room temperature for one hour.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3

Brush the fish on both sides with extra virgin olive oil. Season the fish all over with sea salt and coarse ground black pepper to taste.

Step 4

Place the fish in a baking dish and bake it for 15 minutes. When the fish is fully cooked, the outside will be a light golden brown color.

Step 5

Transfer the fish to a serving plate and allow it to rest for five minutes before serving.

Pan-Seared Blue Grenadier

Step 1

Take the fish out of the refrigerator and rinse it with cold clean water from the tap. Pat the fish dry with clean paper towels and cover it with plastic wrap or wax paper to warm up to room temperature for one hour.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil in a large sauté pan until hot but not smoking.

Step 3

Place the fish in the sauté pan and cook it for four minutes. Flip the fish over and cook it for an additional four to five minutes on the other side.

Step 4

Transfer the fish to a serving plate and allow it to rest for five minutes before serving.

Broiled Blue Grenadier

Step 1

Take the fish out of the refrigerator and rinse it with cold clean water from the tap. Pat the fish dry with clean paper towels and cover it with plastic wrap or wax paper to warm up to room temperature for one hour.

Step 2

Preheat the broiler.

Step 3

Brush the fish on both sides with extra virgin olive oil. Season the fish all over with sea salt and coarse ground black pepper to taste.

Step 4

Place the fish in a broiler pan and cook it for five minutes. Flip the fish over and cook it for an additional five minutes on the other side.

Step 5

Transfer the fish to a serving plate and allow it to rest for five minutes before serving.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 blue grenadier steaks or fillets, approximately ½” thick

  • Clean paper towels

  • Plastic wrap or wax paper

  • Food brush

  • Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing

  • Sea salt, to taste

  • Coarse ground black pepper, to taste

  • Serving plate

  • Large sauté pan

  • Broiler pan

Tip

You can add fresh herbs like finely chopped rosemary or herbes de Provence to the fish along with the salt and pepper for additional flavor.

REFERENCES & RESOURCES
Load Comments
PARTNER & LICENSEE OF THE LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use , Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy . The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.