Rockfish with Crab and Old Bay Cream Sauce


Rockfish or striped bass has long been considered one of the Chesapeake Bay Watersheds greatest treasures. With a delicately seasoned cream sauce and lumps of tender crab meat, it doesn't matter if you're celebrating a new promotion or sharing an intimate dinner with friends, this delicious recipe is sure to make dinner a memorable occasion for all.

Prep Time:
8 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
23 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds rockfish or striped bass fillets

  • 2 ½ teaspoons McCormick® Old Bay with Garlic & Herb Seasoning, divided

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 2 tablespoons white wine

  • 1 green onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 8 ounces backfin or lump crabmeat


  1. Heat large skillet on medium-high heat 3 minutes. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Season flesh side of fish with 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay with Garlic & Herb Seasoning. Place fish, skin-side up, in skillet. Cook 5 minutes, turning fish after 3 minutes. Remove fish from skillet; keep warm. Reduce heat to medium.

  2. Stir wine into skillet, scraping bottom to loosen browned bits. Add remaining butter and green onion; cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in cream.

  3. Stir in mustard and remaining Old Bay with Garlic & Herb Seasoning. Simmer 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in crabmeat. Return fish to skillet; cover. Cook 3 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
24g Fat
2g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 426mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 593mg 13%

* 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.