Chesapeake Bay Stuffed Rockfish


People along the Chesapeake can be tight-lipped with their crab imperial recipes. I coaxed this one out of a old waterman. Substitute sole or flounder when Pacific rockfish is not in season.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 2 slices day-old white bread, cubed

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay™

  • ½ teaspoon dried mustard

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 dashes liquid hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco™

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 pound fresh lump crabmeat

  • 4 (6 ounce) fillets rockfish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 baking dish.

  2. Mix the bread cubes, parsley, seafood seasoning, mustard, pepper, lemon juice, pepper sauce, butter, and mayonnaise together in a mixing bowl. Gently stir in the crabmeat until well blended, being careful not to break the crab chunks.

  3. Place the fish fillets on a clean surface, and spoon 1/4 of the crab mixture onto one side. Starting on the side with the crab mixture, roll up the fillet around the crab filling. Place the rolled fish into the prepared dish open side down.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until light brown and bubbly, and fish flakes with a fork, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

544 Calories
32g Fat
9g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 544
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 792mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 1127mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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