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Parmesan Rockfish tasty way to enjoy catch without frying

Fried fish and chips is a delicious way to enjoy a day’s catch of rockfish, lingcod or halibut, but baked fish is a tasty alternative to deep fried fillets. Aside from being healthier, baked fish, when cooked properly, tastes great, is easy to prepare and clean up, and adds variety for anglers who enjoy weekly servings of their catch. Parmesan Rockfish is also a lower sodium alternative to fish and chips, since it tastes great without adding salt.

Fish with white fillets, such as rockfish, lingcod and cabezon, like these caught last summer aboard the Kraken, taste great baked with a mixture of parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.

Parmesan Rockfish requires just a few ingredients, and since it’s baked, several portions may be cooked at once. Delicious when served with baked potatoes, rice, or pasta, along with coleslaw. This recipe tastes great with rockfish, lingcod, halibut, surfperch (which can sometimes flake apart when fried) or Pacific cod. Serve with lemon and tarter sauce.

Parmesan Rockfish

1-2 lbs. rockfish (or other white fish) fillets (works great with whole fillets, or fillets cut into smaller pieces)

1/3 cup bread crumbs or panko

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1/4 tsp. dried basil

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 or 3 eggs, beaten

1 lemon, sliced into wedges

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine parmesan cheese, bread crumbs or panko, basil, thyme, onion powder and black pepper. Dip fish in egg wash, and then coat with breading. Place on a baking sheet (use a nonstick cooking spray). Bake for 10 minutes, or until fish easily flakes with a fork.

Combine bread crumbs or panko, parmesan cheese, thyme, basil, onion powder and black pepper.
Dip fillets in egg wash and then coat with breading.
Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Serve with coleslaw, lemon and tarter sauce.

To catch a limit of rockfish or lingcod to enjoy this delicious recipe, contact Brookings Fishing Charters at (541) 813-1082 or visit

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