Vermilion rockfish, Sebastes miniatus

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Description: Vermilion rockfish range in color from bright red to orange to red. They are native to the waters of the Pacific Ocean off western North America from Vancouver Island to Baja California.

Availability: May through 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 a good source of niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium