Rockfish AKA Pacific Red Snapper

Canadian Pacific Red Snapper is a name used for several varieties of Rockfish. Ask your fishmonger what kind of rockfish when you purchase and do a little research to learn about each one you try. This is a firm, clean, delicately flavoured fish that holds up to the light battering very well. One fillet is ample per person.
Course Fish
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Valerie Lugonja


For 4 fillets:

  • 4 fresh fillets of sustainably fished rockfish
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs , well beaten and seasoned with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and some freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup of Italian breadcumbs , or homemade Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Dredge each fillet, to cover completely in flour, egg, and breadcrumb mixture
  2. Fry 2 at a time in 2 tablespoons of oil, and 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown at medium high heat
  3. Add remaining fat to the hot pan before frying the other 2 fillets
  4. Serve immediately with a slice of lemon