Pacific Yelloweye Rockfish – “Pacific Red Snapper” (Sebastes ruberrimus)

pacific yelloweye rockfish flavor, texture, omega 3, and seasonality
The Pacific yelloweye rockfish or “Pacific red snapper” is the largest West Coast scorpionfish and one of the longest lived, achieving a maximum of 120 years of age and sometimes attaining a length of 1 meter (3 feet) and a weight of 23 kilograms (50 pounds). This orange-yellow skinned fish is washed with pink on the back and sides, with paler undersides, and is prized in Vancouver's commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries for its large size and excellent meat quality. Yelloweye’s lean, medium-firm flesh has a fine flake when cooked, with a delicate, nutty, sweet flavour. Rockfish stays moist when cooked and is good for baking; whole fish grill very well, and fillets are great for steaming or deep-frying.

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