How Do You Cook with Rockfish?

How Do You Cook with Rockfish?

Emma Christensen
Jul 1, 2013

Q: I picked up catfish for fish tacos the other day, and the fishmonger suggested using rockfish instead. I've never cooked or had it before, and I had some reservations thinking that he may have been trying to upsell me. Has anyone made fish tacos with rockfish before? 

How does rockfish compare to the go-to fish like cod, snapper, catfish, and tilapia? And should I be concerned with any sustainability problems? Thank you for your help!

Sent by Lauren

Editor: We've done breaded and baked rockfish here on The Kitchn, so I imagine it will do just dandy in tacos! The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch is also my go-to resource for sustainability questions:

Readers, have you ever cooked rockfish? What do you think?

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