Alaskan Rock Fish: One of the Last Frontier’s Flavorful Seafoods

Alaskan Rockfish prepared for gourmet meal.You can order Rockfish online today.
Alaskan rockfish are just one of the culinary delights that you’ll find on offer at Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing in Ninilchik. As a whole, the species is quite fascinating. There are approximately 32 different types currently swimming in the Last Frontier State’s waters. Many of them grow up to 28 inches and live for close to 50 years.

Of course there are Alaskan rockfish that grow and live much longer than that. Just last year, a fisherman caught one that was almost 40 pounds and roughly 200 years old. It was a Shortraker. Our initial stats, however, are representative of the average Alaskan rockfish’s size and age.

The Alaskan rockfish has several enemies, including Alaskan sablefish and Alaskan halibut. We have both of those on offer at Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing as well. All three are delicious. The Alaskan rockfish, however, is the one that we’d like to continue spotlighting today.

One of the fabulous aspects of buying Alaskan rockfish is it can be prepared in so many different ways. Some people like to cover the rockfish fillets in batter and deep-fry them. It doesn’t have to be covered in heavy batters though. They can also be breaded with Panko, grated Parmesan cheese or seasoned breadcrumbs. Other people prefer to skip the fryer and steam, grill, poach, sauté or bake the fillets instead.

Either way, Alaskan rockfish fillets are tasty, nutritious and available year-round. The meaty textured, white flesh is mild tasting and absorbs additional flavors easily. Each 4 ounce serving typically contains more than 20 grams of protein, 400 plus mg of Omega-3 fatty acids and roughly 315mg of Vitamin D. It also happens to be very low in fat, sodium, calories and cholesterol. So you could feasibly eat it every day, stay healthy and never be bored.

Would you like to learn more about Alaskan rockfish? If so, please subscribe to our newsletter and contact us at (907) 567-3222. We’d be delighted to ship fresh Alaskan rockfish right to your door. Both 5 and 10 pound packages are available. We also have Alaskan rockfish combo packages that are sure to please.

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