5 Rockfish Recipes for Rocking Dinners

Pecan-Crusted Rockfish with Old Bay on a blue plate
Photo: thedailygourmet

Rockfish is an excellent white fish for starring in a variety of meals. With a firm and lean texture, plus a mild flavor, it's a great option for those who don't want an overly fishy tasting seafood dish. Whether you fry it, grill it, bake it, or steam it, rockfish is about to become a regular part of your dinner rotation.

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One-Dish Rockfish

One-Dish Rockfish

This easy one-dish dinner is ready in only 40 minutes. Rockfish fillets are layered up with spinach, dill, spices, lemon, and onions, then baked to perfection. No spinach on hand? Several reviewers have reported success when swapping in kale or Swiss chard.

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Rockfish Tacos

Rockfish Tacos on a white plate

This tasty recipe is a welcome departure from run-of-the-mill Taco Tuesday fare. Rockfish is dressed up with ranch seasoning and Old Bay and baked until flaky. It's then stuffed into a taco shell with homemade cilantro-lime slaw for a dish that's crunchy and creamy all at the same time.

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Authentic Chinese Steamed Fish

Authentic Chinese Steamed Fish on a blue plate
Allrecipes Magazine

A perfect example of how simplicity is key sometimes, these pieces of rockfish are steamed until flaky then drizzled with green onion- and ginger-infused oil. Serve over a bed of rice with a drizzle of soy sauce and you've got one satisfying meal.

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Pecan-Crusted Rockfish with Old Bay

Pecan-Crusted Rockfish with Old Bay on a blue plate

This dish is a speedy solution to dinnertime. "If you have some rockfish on hand and some other staple ingredients, you can have dinner in less than 30 minutes, even if your rockfish is frozen," says recipe creator thedailygourmet. A mix of panko breadcrumbs and finely chopped pecans give the fish an extra crunchy crust.

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Chesapeake Bay Stuffed Rockfish

Chesapeake Bay Stuffed Rockfish on a baking sheet
Terri Dore Sisson

Get a double dose of seafood goodness is this decadent recipe. Rockfish fillets are filled with a buttery crab mixture before being rolled up and baked until tender. "I just moved to the west coast from Baltimore, Maryland, and it felt so good to have a taste of home — I can assure you this is definitely authentic," says Joe Walker.

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