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Spicy Broiled Rockfish – Maryland State Fish

Rockfish (aka Striped Bass)
Morone saxatilis

Striped bass catch - Photo by Brian Kelly

Striped bass catch. If you thought Rockfish were usually fairly small, think again! - Photo by Brian Kelly

The Rockfish was named the official fish of the State of Maryland in 1965 (Chapter 513, Acts of 1965; Code State Government Article, sec. 13-304). Originally called Roccus saxatilis, scientists corrected the genus designation in the late 1960s.

Rockfish is considered by many to be the premier sport and commercial species on the Bay. The silver-flanked, irridescent-striped rockfish is a challenge to catch and a delight to eat. The current Maryland record for rockfish caught in Chesapeake Bay weighed in at 67 pounds, 8 ounces in 1995. Declining stocks, attributed to overfishing and pollution, forced Maryland to impose a moratorium on harvesting the species between 1985 and 1989.

Excerpted from: Maryland at a Glance


SPICY BROILED ROCKFISH

Ingredients for Spicy Broiled Rockfish

  • 2 pounds rockfish fillets ¼ teaspoon seafood
  • 2 tablespoons margarine seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon prepared dash tarragon
  • mustard dash rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon and (or water)
  • pepper seasoning

Directions for Spicy Broiled Rockfish

  1. Wash and dry fish thoroughly.
  2. Place in a single layer, skin side down, on foil-lined shallow baking pan.
  3. Melt margarine or butter in a small pan. Add rest of ingredients and cook over low heat until seasonings are blended and mixture is warm.
  4. Pour ½ of sauce over fish.
  5. Broil, about 4 inches from source of heat, for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour remaining sauce over fish.
  7. Broil until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, about 5 minutes more. Be careful not to overcook.
  8. Remove fish to serving platter and pour pan juices over fish.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.


Recipe courtesy of: Maryland Seafood


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