• 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Serves 1

This is a super easy recipe for someone to recreate at home – and because it’s totally cooked on your grill, your house won’t get smoky or messy.

It’s a versatile dish – you can pair with a crisp, white wine or a light red – the chili spices would go great with either. And of course beer, because there’s a little heat in the dish!” – Bobby Matos, Superica / La Lucha

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Courtesy of Superica Facebook


Chili Puree for Fish

  • 6 oz chipotle
  • 6 oz green onion
  • 6 oz guajillo
  • 6 oz ancho
  • 1 qt blended oil
  • kosher salt, to taste

Pecan Brown Butter (4 portions)

  • 1 lb butter
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 sprigs sage, chiffonade
  • 5 sprigs thyme, picked
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • kosher salt, to taste


  • 12 oz pp side of redfish (ask fish monger for "half shell style")
  • 1/2 pp grilled lemon half


Chili Puree

  1. Toast all peppers and add to a pot of water.
  2. Char onions and add to pot with peppers.
  3. Bring water to a boil until peppers are soft, then strain and reserve water.
  4. Puree ingredients with an immersion blender while slowly incorporating oil. (Add water if necessary to thin out puree).

Pecan Brown Butter

  1. Brown butter in a pan, constantly stirring to ensure the milk solids on the bottom of the pan do not burn. Once the butter has a nutty smell and is a deep golden brown, transfer to another pot or bowl and let sit two minutes.
  2. After 2 minutes, whisk in the remaining ingredients, being careful not to let the pot foam over. Reserve.


  1. Rub the chili puree over the flesh side of fish and place fish on a grill, skin side down. Do not flip.
  2. Once cooked through, put fish on a favorite plate and generously pour over brown butter. Garnish with one grilled lemon half.

Bobby Matos

Bobby Matos is executive chef at both Superica and La Lucha, two wildly popular Heights restaurants from Rocket Farms Restaurants. Visit the PaperCity city guide to view each restaurant’s takeout specials and offerings.

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