Eat Local Fish: Whole Whitefish at New Whole Foods

May 31, 2009 at 5:35 pm

The new Whole Foods near Goose Island had the kind of fish that made me a kitchen superstar the other night.  I ran to Devon to get classic nice piece of whitefish, whitefish from Robert’s.  Granted, my fish was $4.99/lb, but for a dollar more, the Whole Food’s version still made a good deal. 

Do like I did the other night.  Roast them whole.  I like to use a bed of seasonal green and white vegetables.  This time of year, scallion works fine as a fish bed–raising the fish allows the heat to hit all sides of the fish for even/turn free roasting.  I stuff the cavity of the fish with lemon slices ans seasonal herbs.  Look now for some cilantro, thyme, rosemary, maybe lovage.  Be generous with the salt, including the inside of the fish, and some pepper.  Douse with olive oil.  Roast in a pre-heated 400 degree oven until the skin looks crisp (I like to cheat to make sure with a small cut).