Grilled Rockfish with Wild Cherry Barbecue Sauce

This Grilled Rockfish with Wild Cherry Barbecue Sauce, the easy-to-prepare recipe will inspire you to dust off the patio furniture and fire up the grill! really delicious and carries a nice flavor

Grilled Rockfish with Wild Cherry Barbecue Sauce
Grilled Rockfish with Wild Cherry Barbecue Sauce


For the barbecue sauce:

  • 2 tbs. grapeseed oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups tomato purée
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted cherries (fresh)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbs. ground Tellicherry pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

For the fish:

  • 2 6-oz. portions of rockfish
  • 1 tbs. grapeseed oil
  • Salt and pepper to season


Barbecue sauce

  1. Sauté onions in grapeseed oil until soft.
  2. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add tomato purée and cook for 2 minutes on medium low.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, cook on low for 30 minutes.
  5. Occasionally stir sauce to keep from sticking.
  6. Let sauce cool, can be refrigerated up to two weeks in mason jar.


  1. Cut fish into three 2-oz. portions.
  2. Season fish and grill on each side for three minutes.
  3. Baste with barbecue sauce and finish in 350°F oven for 8 minutes.
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