What Is 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.