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Rockfish is a popular type of fish in the Pacific Northwest, and it's also one of my favorites. The best way to cook rockfish is very simple: blackened with garlic butter sauce. This rockfish recipe is a good way to introduce new flavors into your repertoire. The dish is fresh and light, with an intriguing mix of ingredients. It's also inexpensive and incredibly easy to make.

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What is rockfish?

Rockfish is a popular type of white fish found throughout the United States. It can be found in the Pacific Northwest as Alaskan Rockfish or Pacific Rockfish or it can be found along the eastern seaboard as Red Snapper.

The fish has a mild flavor and can be used to make your favorite fish recipe, including rockfish tacos, grilled rockfish with lemon juice and fresh herbs, or baked rockfish with lemon slices and rockfish filets on a baking sheet.

What we've included here is a blackened rockfish recipe that is then drizzled with garlic butter sauce, but as long as you're using fresh ingredients, fresh fish, and fresh flavors, you can't go wrong with this delicious entrée!

Blackened rockfish recipe



  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Season both sides of rockfish fillets evenly with Cajun seasoning.
  3. Place rockfish into heated olive oil in pan and cook until blackened (about 3-5 minutes on each side).
  4. Remove from heat and drizzle with garlic butter sauce.
  5. Enjoy!

Tips for making rockfish

Dredge the fish fillet in a small bowl or shallow bowl filled with flour mixed with salt and pepper before adding to the oil for a battered rockfish fillet. Once cooked, allow to cool at room temperature on a few layers of paper towels before serving with tartar sauce.

Use the blackened rockfish to make fish tacos if you have a few tortillas on hand and cabbage, etc. Sprinkle the rockfish with a little lime juice for an added kick.

Final thoughts on this rockfish recipe

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Konnichi wa / Great Outdoors

September 04, 2021 — Konnichi wa