Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins
Just as good on chicken and pork. If you can't get honey with red chile, add ground red chile to the mix to suit your taste. If spicy honey is not your thing, use a plain variety to suit your taste. I use red chile honey from Sun Mountain Honey in Radium Springs, NM. https://www.sunmountainhoney.com/ Use a fish that stands up to grilling and is not too thin. Salmon, steelhead, mahi mahi, snapper, swordfish, or halibut would all be good. Cooking time will vary somewhat according to fish type and thickness. The directions are for boneless and skinless salmon fillets.
- 1⁄2 cup red chile honey
- 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
- 1 lemon, zest of
- 4 sturdy fish fillets or 4 steaks, 6 ounces each
- salt, pepper
- oil, for oiling grill
- lemon wedge, for serving
- Heat the honey until it is just hot and thin, either in a small pan on top of the stove or in the microwave. Add the rosemary and lemon, stir to combine, heat briefly to heat the solids, then let sit off of heat for 10 to 30 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse into the honey. Pour the honey while it is still thin (reheat slightly if necessary) through a relatively fine sieve and into a bowl to remove the solids. Cool the honey to room temperature.
- Place the fish fillets or steaks in a pan that will hold them in a single layer. Season with salt sand pepper, then drizzle with half of the infused honey (save the rest for future use). Let fish marinate, covered, in fridge for 60 to 90 minutes.
- Rub the preheated grill grate with oil. Grill fish, unglazed side down, about 3 minutes, rotating it occasionally to crosshatch caramelizaton marks, then turn and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer, being careful not to let the glaze scorch or to overcook the fish. Salmon should be medium-rare.
- Serve hot or tepid with lemon wedges.