Pacific Rockfish — all year
The Pacific rockfish is known for having the most aliases in the sea. You may have seen this firm white fish listed as quillback, pygmy, shortbelly, longspine, or yellow-eye. Most commonly referred to as "Pacific ocean perch," rockfish has mild flavor profile making it a versatile cooking staple. Prepare it in the oven or on the stove and don't be shy with the sauces—rockfish absorbs bold spices and herbs quite well.