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.
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.