Rockfish

What is Rockfish?

Rockfish is a general name for more than 100 different varieties of bass-like fish with large eyes, broad mouths, and venomous spines along their back and fins. They vary in color from black to red and some have stripes or blotches of color. Despite their visual differences, all rockfish are firm-fleshed and mild in flavor.[related]

Rockfish Shopping Tips

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Rockfish Cooking How-Tos

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.

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