Rockfish (aka Striped Bass)
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.
Striped bass catch. If you thought Rockfish were usually fairly small, think again! - Photo by Brian Kelly
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
- Wash and dry fish thoroughly.
- Place in a single layer, skin side down, on foil-lined shallow baking pan.
- 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.
- Pour ½ of sauce over fish.
- Broil, about 4 inches from source of heat, for 5 minutes.
- Pour remaining sauce over fish.
- Broil until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, about 5 minutes more. Be careful not to overcook.
- 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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