The Best Way to Fry Rockfish

Fried rockfish is easy to make, and a fast dinner.
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Try these great rockfish recipes: fried rockfish and rockfish tacos. Fried rockfish is easy to make, and a fast dinner.


According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, there are 32 species of rockfish in the gulf of Alaska. Rockfish reach up to 40 inches in length, have large scales, spines on the head, fins and gill-covers, and can be colored red, orange, yellow, gray or black.

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Fried Rockfish Recipe

This recipe is easy to prepare at home.


Things You'll Need

  • 1 and a half pounds of rockfish fillets

  • Lemons

  • Quarter teaspoon paprika

  • Quarter teaspoon black pepper

  • Quarter cup of minced parsley

  • Knife

  • Mixing bowl

  • Tongs

  • Baking sheet

Step 1: Cut the Lemon

Cut the lemon into eight slices. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil and place the lemon slices on the baking sheet. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Combine Seasonings

Combine seasonings in a bowl. You can add a bit of cayenne pepper to spice up the fish if you'd like.

Step 3: Add the Fish

Place the fish on top of the lemon slices using tongs. Sprinkle the seasoning blend over the fish. Bake for 13 minutes. Use a fork to test for flakiness to see if it's ready.



Seafood Nutrition Partnership recommends using the 10-minute rule when cooking fish: Find the fish's thickest point and measure the width. Cook on medium, for 10 minutes per inch, to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn the fish over halfway through the cooking time.

Read More: Which is Better: Wild-Caught or Farmed Fish?

Rockfish Tacos Recipe

Try this rockfish tacos recipe from a Livestrong recipe for Healthy Lunch Fish Tacos.

Things You'll Need

  • One tablespoon of canola oil

  • Juice of two limes

  • Two teaspoons of chili powder

  • Quarter cup of cilantro

  • 20 ounces of rockfish

  • Cooking spray

  • Eight corn tortillas

  • Half of a medium avocado

  • Quarter cup of plain Greek yogurt

  • One teaspoon of hot sauce

  • Half cup of salsa

  • One and a half cups of raw purple cabbage

Step 1: Combine Ingredients

Combine cilantro, lime juice, oil and chili powder. Add the fish and let sit for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.


Step 2: Cook the Fish

Spray cooking oil on large pan and heat over medium to high heat. Add fish and cook for two to three minutes each side.

Step 3: Make the Tacos

Remove from heat and flake the fish with a fork. Combine hot sauce, yogurt and avocado in a small bowl. Add fish to each taco, dividing evenly. Add one and a half tablespoons of the hot sauce, yogurt and avocado mix. Top with one tablespoon of salsa and some purple cabbage. Serve and enjoy.


Read More: How to Cook Fish in a Slow Cooker

Rockfish is high in protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and vitamins A and D. According to the USDA, 1 fillet (149 grams) of rockfish cooked in a dry heat contains 162 calories, 33.1 grams of protein, 25.3 milligrams of calcium, 49.2 milligrams of magnesium, 370 milligrams of phosphorus, 133 milligrams of sodium, 14.9 grams of folate, 7.45 micrograms of vitamin A, 6.85 micrograms of vitamins D2 and D3 and 90.9 milligrams of cholesterol.




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