8 One-Pot Rockfish Recipes

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If you are a seafood lover, rockfish is one more catch to add to your list of incredible options. Lean, meaty rockfish are incredibly versatile for a wide range of recipes that should let you show off your culinary skills, irrespective of whether you are a pro or a beginner. 

In this article, we will focus on showing you how to cook rockfish. Armed with the rockfish recipes we have outlined below, you won’t need a fish cookbook to prepare great rockfish meals. 

Rockfish Recipes for Every Meal 

1. One-Dish Rockfish 

Featuring the best spices, this recipe will leave your taste buds wanting more. If you will be using freshly caught rockfish, be sure to gut the fish, and use the filleting knife to prepare the fillets. You will place the fillets on a fresh spinach bed, season them with pepper, salt, garlic powder, lemon pepper, and dill before topping them with onion and lemon and baking them to make a great-tasting one-dish meal. 

Ingredients 

  • Two (6-ounce) rockfish fillets 
  • 1 teaspoon of butter 
  • 2 slices of onion 
  • 2 slices of lemon 
  • Ground black pepper and salt to taste 
  • ¼ teaspoon of onion powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder 
  • 2 tablespoons of minced fresh dill 
  • ½ cup of vegetable broth 
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (halved)

Instructions 

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. At the bottom of your 2-quart baking dish, layer the spinach. Lay the fish fillets atop the spinach. Scatter your tomatoes around the fillets. Pour the broth into the dish. Season with pepper, salt, onion powder, lemon pepper, garlic powder, and dill. Place the butter, onion, and lemon on the fish. Using aluminum foil, cover your dish. 
  3. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. 

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

2. Panko Crusted Oven Fried Rockfish Fillets 

If you love crunchy meals, this recipe should be perfect for you. The panko gives your rockfish fillets a nice crunch. To learn how to cook rockfish giving it an ideal crunch, follow the steps below. 

Ingredients 

  • 2 rockfish fillets 
  • 1 teaspoon of old bay seasoning 
  • 3 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese 
  • ½ cup of panko bread crumbs 
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper 
  • ½ teaspoon of salt 
  • 1/3 cup of flour 
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil 

Instructions 

  1. Place a big oven-safe skillet in your oven. Preheat to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine pepper, salt, and flour. After stirring, pour onto a big plate. 
  3. In the same bowl, mix parmesan cheese, seasoning blend, and panko. Stir and pour into a different plate. 
  4. Wipe the bowl and use it to mix the milk and egg. 
  5. Check your fillets for bones and use your boning knife to remove them. 
  6. Dredge the fillets in your flour, shaking any excess flour off. 
  7. Dip the fish in your egg mixture, allowing excess fluid to drip off. 
  8. Coat the fillets in your panko mixture, shaking off excess mixture. Place on a clean plate and allow the fillets to rest for 1-2 minutes. 
  9. On the hot pan, add two tablespoons of oil and allow it to heat for 1 minute. Add your fillets to the hot oil carefully. 
  10. Cook for 3-4 minutes and then flip over carefully. 
  11. Cook for 3 to 4 additional minutes and then using a meat thermometer, check for an internal temperature of at least 140 degrees F. 
  12. Set up a cooling rack and place the cooked fish on it. Allow it to drain for 3-5 minutes before serving. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes

3. Grilled Rockfish with Basil Butter and Garlic 

If you have a Coleman grill or a portable grill at home, this is one of the rockfish recipes you should try. Spicy and nutritious, the meal will be loved by the entire family. 

Ingredients 

  • 2 pounds of rockfish fillets 
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh basil (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter 
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice 
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil 

Instructions 

  1. Marinate the fillets in lemon juice and oil for 30 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a saucepan over low heat with cayenne pepper, basil, and garlic. 
  3. Using your Weber grill (or any standard grill), grill the fillets for 5 minutes per side over direct heat. 
  4. Serve with the sauce made in step 2 above. 

Preparation time: 30 minutes 

Cooking time: 10 minutes

4. Rockfish with Peach Salsa 

Having a busy weeknight? You can prepare a fast and easy rockfish dinner using this recipe. In under 30 minutes, your meal will be ready. 

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound of rockfish fillets 
  • Juice from ½ lime 
  • ½ small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 ripe peach (cubed into ¼-inch pieces)
  • ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil 
  • Pepper
  • Salt 
  • Lime wedges for serving (optional) 

Instructions 

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Rub your rockfish fillets with olive oil, pepper, and salt. Bake them in your oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork. 
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the salsa by combining lime juice, cilantro, onion, peach, and season with salt & pepper to taste. 
  4. Serve the fish with the peach salsa and a lime wedge on the side. 

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

5. Rockfish in Black Bean Sauce 

Prefer to have a sense of Chinese cuisine in your meal? This recipe should be perfect for you. A popular ingredient in China, Black bean sauce is a thick and mildly salty sauce made using fermented black beans. To learn how to cook rockfish in black bean sauce, follow the steps below. 

Ingredients 

  • 1.5-pound rockfish fillets (thinly sliced and pin bones removed)
  • Pinch of sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch whisked together with 1 tablespoon of water
  • ½ cup of chicken broth 
  • 1 tablespoon of black bean sauce
  • 2 green onions (green tops sliced thinly and white parts minced)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil

Instructions 

  1. In a fish cooking pan or wok, warm the oil in medium-low heat. Add the minced green onions and ginger and cook until fragrant. Add black bean sauce, sugar, and broth and bring to simmer. 
  2. Add fish fillets to the sauce and simmer until the fillets start to flake. 
  3. Transfer the fillets to individual plates, leaving most of your sauce in the pan. 
  4. Add cornstarch mixture to the sauce and raise the heat to medium. Cook while stirring until the sauce becomes slightly thickened and glossy. 
  5. Pour the sauce over the fillets with your sliced green onions. Serve immediately. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

6. Rockfish and Veggie Packets 

If you are looking for heart-healthy rockfish recipes, rockfish and veggie packets should be ideal for you. In addition to being heart-healthy, this recipe makes cleaning pretty easy – with everything cooking in little foil packets, cleanup is a snap. 

Ingredients 

  • 4 rockfish fillets 
  • 1 cup of crimini mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 cup of organic broccoli slaw 
  • Vinaigrette – make this from 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of EVOO, and pepper & salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 
  • Zest from 1 lemon

Instructions 

  1. Season your fillets with pepper, salt, lemon zest, and smoked paprika on both sides. Set aside. 
  2. To make your packet, lay down a 12-inch sheet of heavy foil. Place ¼-cup of your broccoli slaw in the center, sprinkle with pepper & salt, top with ¼ cup of sliced mushrooms, and then spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons of vinaigrette over your veggies. Place one fish portion over the top of your veggie mixture. 
  3. Bring the ends of the foil together, leaving room in the packet for steam to gather when you are cooking your food. Fold the foil and pinch to seal. Ensure that the seams are sealed tightly to ensure that the steam does not escape. Repeat with the remaining veggies, fish, and vinaigrette. 
  4. Using your grill tools and accessories, grill the packets for about 7 to 8 minutes. To serve, open the ends of the packets and allow the steam to escape. Slide the packet contents into the plates using a spatula. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes

7. Chesapeake Bay Stuffed Rockfish 

Designed to incorporate all the seafood tastes, this recipe is perfect for anyone who enjoys eating a variety of seafood. If you go fishing and determine that rockfish is not in season, you can substitute it with flounder

Ingredients 

  • 4 (6-ounce) rockfish fillets 
  • 1 pound of fresh lump crabmeat 
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise 
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (softened)
  • 2 dashes of liquid hot pepper sauce 
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of dried mustard 
  • ½ teaspoon of seafood seasoning 
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 slices of day-old bread (cubed)

Instructions 

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish lightly. 
  2. Mix the mayonnaise, butter, pepper sauce, lemon juice, pepper, mustard, seafood seasoning, parsley, and bread cubes in a bowl. Stir in the crabmeat until well blended – be careful to avoid breaking crab chunks. 
  3. Place your fillets on a clean surface and spoon ¼ of your crab mixture on one side. Starting on the fillet side with the crab mixture, roll the fillet up around the crab filling. Place the rolled fillet into the baking dish, open side down. 
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and light brown, and fish flakes easily with a fork. 

Preparation time: 15 minutes 

Cooking time: 15 minutes

8. Rockfish Chowder 

If you enjoy soups and stews, learning how to cook rockfish chowder should help you enhance your experience. The recipe below is extremely easy – it is ideal for both professionals and beginners. 

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound of rockfish fillets (cut in ¾ inch cubes)
  • Salt, parmesan cheese, and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon of chipotle chili powder 
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 cup of bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • Bay leaf
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock 
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • 1-2 medium potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 celery stalk (chopped)
  • ½ – 1 whole chopped onion 

Instructions 

  1. In a big soup pot, add enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Saute celery and onions until soft. Add all the liquid ingredients, potatoes, and garlic. 
  2. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes. 
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. 
  4. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese when serving. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 25 minutes

FAQs

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Q: What Does Rock Fish Taste Like?

A: 

Rockfish are lean fish species and have a mild, sweet flavor featuring a nutty accent. The fish’s flesh has a medium-firm texture with medium-sized flakes. Since rockfish is a broad name covering more than 70 fish varieties, the rockfish taste can vary. 

Q: Is Rockfish Good to Eat?

A: 

Yes, you can eat rockfish. While its taste is the first thing that attracts a large number of fish lovers, rockfish also has a wide range of nutritional benefits. Any member of the rockfish group offers vitamin D, B-12, selenium, phosphorus, protein, and more. 

Q: What Is Rockfish Similar To?

A: 

Rockfish is very similar to the red snapper. In fact, in most countries, the Pacific Rockfish is used as a red snapper substitute. While the fishes may not look exactly the same, their flesh has an almost similar taste.

Globo Surf Overview 

Rockfish is one of the tastiest fish species. However, to get the best taste when making rockfish at home, you need to know how to cook rockfish. With the rockfish recipes outlined in this article, it should be much easier for you to prepare rockfish.  It is important to note that the recipes apply to all the fishes classified under the rockfish group. 

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