The commercial season for rockfish (also known as striped bass) is open, so now is the time to look for this fabulous fish at area eateries and in local seafood markets.
Snag a few filets and try this recipe from the Virginia Marine Products Board [LINK]
More information and recipe after the Jump
Horseradish-crusted Wild Virginia Rockfish
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons horseradish
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
½ teaspoon minced garlic
1 anchovy fillet (optional) 1 pinch white pepper
4 rockfish fillets (6 ounces each)
Blend yogurt, horseradish, bread crumbs, garlic, anchovy and pepper in food processor. Dredge rockfish in flour then coat with horseradish mixture. Bake in 350 degree oven for 9 to 12 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serves 4.
The Scoop: the nation’s first fishing conservation law was enacted in 1639, pertaining to the use of Atlantic striped bass.