My Peruvian MIL makes this dish, and it remains a favorite for the whole family (even the picky ones)! It's a delicate sauce that complements a variety of fish types. This dish in Peru is served with white rice, and I love this sauce with asparagus!

Katie

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Run potatoes under cold water until completely chilled; drain. Remove and discard potato peels. Slice potatoes into 1/2-inch rounds.

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease small casserole dish with oil.

  • Arrange potatoes into the prepared casserole dish; top with rockfish. Season rockfish and potatoes with pepper.

  • Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over low heat. Stir flour, Greek seasoning, paprika, and salt into the butter mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and you have a roux that is beige in color, 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Whisk half-and-half into the roux; cook until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir orange juice, lemon juice, and thyme into the half-and-half mixture; whisk over heat until warmed. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to your taste.

  • Pour the sauce from the skillet over the potatoes and rockfish; top with the chopped orange.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the fish is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Switch oven to Broil and continue cooking until the top is lightly browned, about 10 minutes more. Cool at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes:

Any mild, firm, thick, and pale-fleshed fish will work for this recipe.

Chives can stand in for the thyme in the sauce for a variation on flavor.

Nutrition Facts

498 calories; protein 37.9g 76% DV; carbohydrates 36.5g 12% DV; fat 22.2g 34% DV; cholesterol 108.6mg 36% DV; sodium 470.4mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2020
I made this exactly as the recipe said. the flavors are fantastic. My family loved it I’m definitely making this again tomorrow. I had no leftovers! I served it with proccutto wrapped asparagus. The picture definitely does not do this dish justice. Read More

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Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2015
I didn't cut my potatoes or oranges small enough. Broiling dried out the oranges. Not sure how to improve the flavors but it might make a decent stew. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2015
I didn't cut my potatoes or oranges small enough. Broiling dried out the oranges. Not sure how to improve the flavors but it might make a decent stew. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2016
My wife and I enjoyed this very much. I wasn't sure if 300 degrees would be enough so I turned the heat up to 350 or so for the last ten minutes and I kept an eye on it while broiling so I could push the orange pieces down to prevent buring. I will certainly make this again. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2017
The fish was amazing. The orange flavor of the sauce was exquisite. I didn't serve it with rice but I wish I had the sauce was so good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2017
It was OK. I thought the sauce would have more flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2018
Yum! My only change is I used a little bit of ranch seasoning in place of Greek. The flavors are super subtle creamy and delicious. I'd never had rockfish before. We made a second batch of rice because we didn't want the sauce to go to waste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2020
DELICIOUS!!! This recipe was amazing. My husband asked me to please make this again. Turned out to be a filling and quite a fancy dinner. Happy to have found this recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2020
I made this exactly as the recipe said. the flavors are fantastic. My family loved it I’m definitely making this again tomorrow. I had no leftovers! I served it with proccutto wrapped asparagus. The picture definitely does not do this dish justice. Read More