Blackgill rockfish, Sebastes melanostromus

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Description: Rockfish is a broad name for over 70 varieties of fish. Black gills are uniformly dark red and reside in deep waters.

Availability: May-February

Taste: Rockfish is firm, lean, and mild-flavored with a nutty accent. Its flavor profile lends itself to a wide range of rubs, marinades, and sauces.

Nutrition: Rockfish is a good source of niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium.