Saturday, June 1, 2013

Cook Fish and Eggs for Breakfast

     One of the most abundant fish off California's central coast is the lowly gopher rockfish.  They can be found as far north as Oregon, and as far south as Baja California. They hit like a freight-train but due to their size are often thrown back. While they may be runty, bait greedy, and a little ugly; they have the same tasty firm white meat as their larger cousins.  
     Often fish is seen as a lunch or dinner food, and is completely forgotten about for breakfast. My original goal was to make a fritatta, but when I went to flip it it turned into a scramble. You can avoid this by sliding the fritatta onto a diner plate to help you flip it in one piece. Like a fritatta its flavor really shines after it has cooled down to room temperature. The textures and tastes are something you have to try to believe. As with most recipes, any firm white fish would work.

The Gopher Rockfish, Sebastes carnatus
-2 Small fillets
-2 Tablespoons Flour
-2 Eggs
-2 Hand-fulls of Baby Spinach
-Butter/Oil to coat pan
-Salt and Pepper to taste
-Cheese (optional)

-Cut the fillets into small cubes and coat with flour.
-Cut spinach into thin strips and set aside.
-Heat pan and add oil/butter, cook coated fish.
-Crack eggs into a small bowl, whisk with a fork and add a few tablespoons of water.
-Once the fish becomes opaque, add spinach.
-Once spinach cooks down add eggs, salt, and pepper to taste.
-Add shredded cheese (optional) I added some shredded smoked Gouda I smoked myself.

Once the bottom is set, use the plate trick for a crispy fritatta. If you don't want a fritatta, go ahead and mix the scramble up for even cooking.
Rockfish Spinach Scramble
Try it and you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for reading,



  1. Morning, Dan. I will have to let you do the catching and cooking, might have to try the eating though.

  2. Looks plenty tasty to me. There are some ugly fish in the ocean.

    1. I bet it would be pretty god with trout too.

  3. Those fish look like they were made by Jim Henson.

  4. Dan
    Delicious looking dish, I am sucker for any fish dish. thanks for shairng


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