Rockfish: The Alaskan Whitefish Species You Didn’t Know You Needed in (2020)

The key to a successful diet and a healthy lifestyle that you can actually maintain is simple: you need variety. You need to mix up what you prepare and what you eat so that your taste buds don’t get bored and you’re never left feeling unsatisfied by your meals. And if you’re looking for new options where fresh, wild-caught seafood is concerned, then we have three words for you: wild Alaskan Rockfish.

It’s no secret that buying and preparing wild seafood can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to species with which you may not be familiar. But the good news is that with seafood memberships like ours, it’s easier than ever to mix up your seafood routine and get a variety of sustainable seafood delivered right to your door. So, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about this mild, versatile, white fish, so that you’re ready to rock once your rockfish arrives on your doorstep.

Alaskan Rockfish 101

 

Alaskan Rockfish, sometimes known as rock cod or Pacific snapper, is the most common near-shore fish on North America’s West Coast. There are more than 70 different types of rockfish. They can range in location (some swim near the shore, closer to the surface and some swim at depths of 300+ feet), they can vary in size (with fish ranging from as small as one pound to as large as 40 pounds) and they come in a variety of colors (from bright red and orange to blander black or gray). But what all varieties of rockfish share is their mild flavor and lean texture.

Alaskan Rockfish, sometimes known as rock cod or Pacific snapper, is the most common near-shore fish on North America’s West Coast. There are more than 70 different types of rockfish. They can range in location (some swim near the shore, closer to the surface and some swim at depths of 300+ feet), they can vary in size (with fish ranging from as small as one pound to as large as 40 pounds) and they come in a variety of colors (from bright red and orange to blander black or gray). But what all varieties of rockfish share is their mild flavor and lean texture.

Rockfish is a versatile white fish that is known to have a mild flavor and lean texture. It’s a perfect choice when you are making a fish recipe that does not call for any specific type of fish, and because of it’s firm texture and easily-adaptable flavor profile, Alaskan rockfish is a favorite in Asian and American cuisine. From grilled to baked to steamed and even raw, rockfish is easy to make, and even easier to devour.

Quick and Easy to Prepare

 

Whether you’re cooking to impress at a fancy dinner party or you’re just interested in mixing up your weeknight dinner game, then rockfish is for you. It’s easy to prepare, quick to cook, and hard to mess up because it can adapt to so many different types of cuisines and dish preparations. If you need something fast that will please a crowd (foodies or finicky eaters alike) then rockfish needs to be added to your mealtime repertoire.