What makes our Rockfish ROCK!….
- LINE CAUGHT & FROZEN ONCE – These Alaska Rockfish are line caught to ensure the upmost care in handling then frozen once right after catch. They have a whitish pink flesh with a firm texture and mild, sweet taste.
- VERSATILE & KID FRIENDLY- The perfect fish for Ceviche! It goes great in chowders and Mexican style cuisine. Rockfish are also very popular in Asian markets. In addition to baking or sautéing, we recommend steaming these rockfish in an Asian style with sesame-soy stir-fried greens. Rockfish have an open cell structure and take marinades well. Try our Alaska Rockfish in these kid favorite Rockfish Enchiladas or kick it up a noch for the adults with a little hops and spice in these rockfish tacos!
- MEGA PROTEIN BOOSTER – The high protein content of Alaska Rockfish is easily digestible, and has all nine amino acids the body can’t produce itself — a complete protein of the highest quality.
- A BEAUTIFUL FLAKE – Rockfish are prized in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for their mild, sweet taste, meaty texture, and their versatility. Glistening white, these rockfish fillets are lean and flake easily.
- STRONG PACKAGING- We use 6-7mil heavy packaging to help prevent air leaks and keep it freezer fresh for a long time. These are random-sized vacuum-sealed boneless, skinless fillets and each fillet could be between 10 and 16 ounces in size.
- STEADY HARVEST & DIVERSE SPECIES – Ever since humans first settled in Alaska, Rockfish have been harvested. Not to be confused with snapper, there are 37 species of Rockfish in Alaska. Most of our Rockfish will be Shortraker or Yelloweye.
“MEATY AND FLAKY, it’s perfect for frying and makes the best beer battered fish for Baja style tacos. I also like just grilling it with a mix of soy sauce, butter and garlic.” – CHEF ERIK SLATER – The Seward Brewing Company | Seward, Alaska
Due to the varied types of rockfish available in Alaska waters, state and federal agencies collaborate and divide the species into management groups based on habitat and distribution. Quotas are set for each species and allocated among fishermen. This quota is determined from the previous year’s catch data and in-season monitoring through record-keeping, detailed reporting requirements, and on board observer monitoring. With these detailed schemes in place, Alaska’s fishery managers ensure Rockfish will be sustainably harvested for generations to come. For more information please visit alaskaseafood.org