Blackened Dusky Rockfish with Corn & Avocado Salsa

Blackened Dusky Rockfish with Corn & Avocado Salsa

This dish from Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse is a fantastic smattering of deliciousness, in which cajun-style dusky meets a twist on a Southwest style salsa. Fresh & flavorful, enjoy it on your own patio, with friends, family, and your favorite beer.

Blackened Dusky Rockfish with Corn & Avocado Salsa | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 25 min
Serves: 4


  • 4 (6-ounce) Alaskan rockfish fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun-style seasoning
  • 1 cup short grain white rice
  • 1¾ cup water
  • 1 small bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons yellow onion, diced
  • ¾ cup cooked yellow corn kernels
  • ½ small avocado, seeded, peeled, & diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt


Rinse rice under cool water until water runs almost clear. Drain. Add rice and water to rice cooker. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Keep rice warm.

Rub bell pepper with 1 tsp oil. Place pepper over open flame on stove top or grill, or under broiler. Cook until skin is blistered and charred, ~3 mins. per side.

Place pepper in a covered bowl. Allow to rest 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, sauté onion until transparent.

To mix salsa, rinse & rub off charred skin from bell pepper. Dice one quarter of the roasted pepper. Mix with onion, corn, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, cumin and salt.

Heat an oiled skillet over medium heat. Dredge rockfish in cajun seasoning. Gently place fillets in skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until opaque throughout.

Plate hot rockfish portions with a serving of warm sticky rice and scoop of the salsa, cooled. Garnish with cilantro and serve with a lime wedge.

Tim’s pro cooking tip: Make extra salsa! This stuff is amazingly good - you’re going to want more. Also, feel free to experiment and make this into a taco. Let us know how it goes!

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*The information displayed is our analysis of the recipe based on its ingredients and preparation, and should not be considered a substitute for professional nutrition advice.

Blackened Dusky Rockfish with Corn & Avocado Salsa Recipe | Sitka Salmon Shares
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