Grilled Alaskan Rockfish

I’ve never been to Alaska, but it is on my to do list of places to visit after I retire.  Of course I won’t be visiting in the winter, but the summer in Alaska sounds amazing!

If you’re wondering why I brought up Alaska, well last week I came across a new new variety of fish at the market, Alaskan Rockfish.    I didn’t know too much about it Alaskan Rockfish, so I pulled out my phone and Googled it.   What I read made it sound like a wonderful choice for this weeks home menu of Grilled Alaskan Rockfish.

Alaskan Rockfish 3

It has a firm, white and meaty flesh, with a higher oil content that makes it perfect for marinades, wood smoking or the addition of other flavors.   That being said the Rockfish is a blank canvas awaiting  a pallete of flavors.  There’s so much you can do with this beautiful fish, you’ll never have to serve it the same way twice.

Alaskan Rockfish 2

I decided on a marinade with an Asian twist for this dish, and of course I went with what I had on hand.  Tamari sauce and pomegranate molasses made up the base.  I could have let it marinate a little longer than I did, but I didn’t want to overwhelm the Rockfish.  What I discovered was it needs the infusion of flavors.

While the texture of the Rockfish is amazing, it is a little on the bland side so don’t be afraid to give it a good soaking in a tasty marinade, add your favorite flavors to the marinade and whether you grill it, pan sear it, or oven roast it, I promise it will be a hit with your family.   I think I might even try pan frying it next time, who knows it might make one tasty fish sandwich!

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Grilled Alaskan Rockfish
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • 2 6 ounce Alaskan Rockfish Filets
  • 6 large shrimp-shell on
  • ¼ cup tamari sauce
  • ¼ cup pomegranate molasses
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • juice of one lime
  • pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 clove of garlic- chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  1. Mix tamari, pomegranate molasses, olive oil, lime juice, sugar, garlic, and crushed red pepper until well blended and place in small pan to marinate the rockfish. Let marinate for one hour
  2. Add shrimp into the marinade for about 10 minutes
  3. Place Rockfish on a very hot grill and allow to sear on one side until the Rockfish gets nice grill marks and good color.
  4. Turn over Rockfish and cook for 5-7 minutes, placing shrimp on the grill at this time.


Have a wonderful rest of the week my friends, and Have a Happy May Day!


  1. I’ve been meaning to purchase Pom Molasses for a long time, I think this recipe has made it a must on my list!! I’ve never had the rockfish, but I like the sounds of it. I’m not much of a “fishy” fish eater, but this sounds mahi mahi-ish crossed with salmon. Perfect!
    And Alaska is on my list too… never been, but my parents cruised there a few years back and are still talking about it. One day!!

  2. Lovely grill marks!!

  3. This sounds delicious Dennis. I’m always looking for a new choice of fish for the grill that’s clean tasting. Been grilling flounder lately. Very nice and clean too if you haven’t tried it.

    I’ll definitely look for some Alaskan Rockfish.

  4. Geez this sounds great. I’m a fish freak! I will be trying this and I can’t wait to get the Pom Molasses. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Dennis, Love this recipe for spring; light and refreshing. +’d it for you too.


  6. This is amazing, was just looking through the coming week’s food ads and saw rock fish. Never heard of it. So the timing is perfect and how can I argue with $5.99/lb.? Yum!

  7. I found Rockfish on sale at the Met Market for $7.99 and wanted to try it out. Turned out wonderful! I’m going to try your marinade on chicken as well.

    Anyway, had to give you a shout out and a 5 star rating to thank you for the recipe and lovely photos.

  8. Great recipe. I catch a lot of rockfish and ling cod every year and am constantly looking for new recipes. I put it all in a pan to marinate in my chamber vacuum sealer and put on the grill and my friends were absolutely delighted. I have over 80 rockfish fillets in my freezer from this spring and now will use this recipe a couple times a week. Thank you. Oh yah, I catch a lot of spot prawns every year and am happy to find a marinade that works well for those too.

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