The rockfish category contains about 100 species, though only a few are sold commercially. Twenty-five years ago the fishery was nearly depleted but since then it has made a remarkable recovery. For marketing purposes, rockfish is called many things, including striped bass, rock cod, and Pacific snapper (even though it is none of those things).
Rockfish is sweet in taste and low in oil, and it has a large flake. It can be cooked most ways, but its large flakes can make grilling problematic. Each fillet is around 4 to 5 ounces. Seafood Watch rates it a "Best Choice." Moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $11.00
8 oz. for 5.50*
-- Baked Panko Rockfish with Gingery Cabbage (The Kitchn)
-- Baked Rockfish (Alice Waters)
* A $10.00 minimum applies to all orders. If your total order is less than $10.00, please contact us, and we'll place the order for you.