You will enjoy these delicious Garlic Parmesan Rockfish fillets, coated in well-seasoned bread crumbs & baked until flaky. Only 10 minutes prep time!
You will enjoy these delicious Garlic Parmesan Rockfish fillets, coated in well-seasoned bread crumbs & baked until flaky. Only 10 minutes prep time!

A couple years ago, my husband and I discovered rockfish, also known as Pacific Snapper. My husband brought some fillets home from the fish counter at our local grocery store. Since neither of us had tried rockfish before, I had to figure out WHAT to do with it.

Long story short… I found a great recipe, made it, and we loved it! Since that time, I’ve used this mild tasting fish in several recipes, including a few which are mentioned at the bottom of this post.

The recipe I am sharing today is one I found on the internet, and it does not disappoint! This rockfish recipe is really easy to prepare, and tastes delicious! It’s a perfect meal on a busy day, because it has minimal prep, and then into the oven it goes! Here’s how to make it!

Prepare The Rockfish Fillets

NOTE: The recipe as written makes 4 servings. I cut the recipe in half (for myself and my hubby), so my photos will reflect that!

Season the rockfish fillets on both sides with a little bit of salt and pepper. **Don’t forget to preheat your oven to 425° F. at the same time!

The fish fillets are lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.

Prepare Bread Crumb Coating For Garlic Parmesan Rockfish

The next thing you need to do is prepare the seasoned bread crumb topping that will cover the fish. This step is quick and EASY! I was able to use some of my homemade bread crumbs in this recipe, but any plain bread crumbs will do.

Place grated Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, minced garlic, and lemon zest, and a pinch or two of salt and pepper onto a large plate. Combine these ingredients well, and then you’ll have seasoned bread crumbs, ready for the rockfish. Spread them out evenly on the plate.

Bread crumbs, lemon zest, garlic, and Parmesan cheese are combined to make topping for fish.

Cover Fish Fillets With The Bread Crumb Coating

Place one fillet at a time on top of the bread crumb topping, and coat the bottom with crumbs, then turn and coat the other side. This is called “dredging” the fish. Use your fingers to help press the bread crumb coating onto the fish.

When done, repeat with the other pieces of fish. If there is any of the bread crumb mixture remaining, press it onto the fish fillets.

Rockfish fillets are coated in the bread crumb topping before baking.

Drizzle 2 Tablespoons of olive oil onto a baking sheet. Place the crumb-coated garlic parmesan rockfish onto the oiled surface. Leave a little space between each of the fillets.

Drizzle each fillet with the remaining olive oil, and the lemon juice. Once that step is completed, the garlic parmesan rockfish fillets are ready to bake!

Olive oil and lemon juice are drizzled over crumb-topped fish fillets before baking.

Bake The Garlic Parmesan Rockfish

Bake the garlic parmesan rockfish at 425° F. for approximately 20 minutes. When done, the fish should be golden brown, and should flake easily (with a fork). Remove from the oven, and transfer the fish with a spatula to each plate, for serving.

When done baking, garlic parmesan rockfish are golden brown and flaky.

If desired, garnish the fish with parsley and a thin lemon slice, and serve! We enjoyed our garlic parmesan rockfish served on top of rice, with sautéed green beans (from our garden), fresh corn, and a slice of sweet, cold watermelon on the side! YUM!

Garlic parmesan rockfish fillet on rice, with green beans, corn, and watermelon on the side.

We really did enjoy this meal, featuring garlic parmesan rockfish. My hope is that maybe you will be inspired to try this simple dish, and make it for those you love! Have a blessed day!

Looking For More ROCKFISH Recipes?

You can find all of my seafood recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few rockfish recipes you might be interested in include:

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Original recipe source: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a26595710/garlic-parmesan-baked-flounder-recipe/

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Garlic Parmesan Rockfish
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

You will enjoy these delicious Garlic Parmesan Rockfish fillets, coated in well-seasoned bread crumbs & baked until flaky. Only 10 minutes prep time!

Category: Entree-Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic parmesan rockfish
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 303 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil , divided use
  • 4 rockfish fillets , approx. 5 ounces each
  • salt and pepper , to season fish
  • ½ cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • parsley and lemon slices (optional) , for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Drizzle 2 Tablespoons of olive oil onto a baking sheet, and set aside.

  2. Season the rockfish fillets on both sides with a little bit of salt and pepper.

  3. Place Parmesan, bread crumbs, garlic, lemon zest, and a pinch or two of salt and pepper onto a large plate. Combine ingredients, and spread them out evenly on the plate. Place one fillet at a time on top of the mixture, and coat the bottom with crumbs, then flip and coat the other side. Use your fingers to help press coating onto fish. When done, repeat with other pieces, using all the crumb mixture.

  4. Place rockfish onto oiled baking sheet., leaving space between each fillet. Drizzle each piece with remaining olive oil, and the lemon juice.

  5. Bake fish at 425° F. for approx. 20 minutes. When done, the fish should be golden brown, and flake easily with a fork. Remove from oven; transfer fish with a spatula to plates, for serving. Garnish each fillet with parsley and a lemon wedge, if desired. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Rockfish
Amount Per Serving (1 fillet)
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 334mg15%
Potassium 474mg14%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 182mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 Comments on Garlic Parmesan Rockfish

  1. This was my first time cooking Rockfish so I needed a good recipe. This did not disappoint. My family really liked the crust. Next time I will try someone’s suggestion to use Old Bay instead of salt and pepper to season the fish.

  2. I am not a cook and I made this tonight. I was supposed to cook over video with my sister and niece, but it got postponed. So easy and delicious. I added too much lemon juice, I had a big lemon, but my family still devoured it. Thank you for the last minute recipe!

  3. This was very good. I added butter instead of olive oil and no salt or pepper just a dash of old bay seasoning. Rockfish was new for us. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Jessica… thanks for the great tip. Glad you enjoyed the rockfish recipe. It has become one of our “go to” varieties of fish. Have a great day.

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