TASTE & FLAVOR: Red Rockfish is a lean white fish that has a mild, sweet flavor. The flesh has a medium-firm texture with medium sized flakes. They also have a lower oil content which makes it lighter in taste and texture.
PREPARATION: Rock Cod is a great fish for pan searing, baking or panko crusting. You can cook the fish whole or choose to filet into loins.
FISHING METHOD: Longline
CAUGHT IN: San Diego, CA
BOAT: F/V Island Lady G
FISHING SEASON: Year Round
HOW IT COMES: Fish weights approximately 2 to 2.5 lbs. Comes whole gilled and gutted in a long loin bag,
STORING: If you choose to store your fish in the refrigerator we suggest consuming it within 3 days of delivery. If you do not plan on eating the fish within 3 days we suggest freezing it immediately after delivery to ensure freshness. Before freezing we suggest removing the fish from the bag, rinsing it with cold water and patting dry. Then place it in a vacuum sealed bag, airtight ziplock bag, or double saran wrapped before freezing. To defrost run cool (not hot) water over the bag for 5-10 minutes. Defrosting in the refrigerator is the second best option.
SUSTAINABILITY: Please refer to NOAA's FishWatch.gov for more information on this species fishery.
NOTES: For deliveries each pound is a weight estimate, it is not exact. We do our best to get it as close to the ordered weight as possible. Each cut of fish is about 1-2lbs in size and we suggest ordering at least 2lbs for the best cut of fish.
NOTICE: Consuming raw or undercooked seafood or shellfish may increase your risk of food-borne illness.