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Mama’s Rockfish Bake

Simple and Delicious

Mama’s Rockfish Bake

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Prep time: 5 min  |  Cook time: 25 min  |  Total time: 30 min
Serves: 3

Dawn Young

Dawn Young

Dawn Young, the co-captain of the F/V Bella Dawn, is the matriarch of one of our larger fishing families. She and her husband Mark come from a long line of fishermen and have raised their kids on the boat as well. They place a high value on knowing where their food comes from. In fact, Dawn sites it as the main reason she likes fishing for Sitka Salmon Shares — She wants to know that their catch is going to community members that appreciate its origins. She is happy to pass on recipes as well, this one for a simply prepared rockfish. It can be prepared quickly after a long day at the office, or even a long day on the boat!


  • 1 lb rockfish
  • 1 Tbsp dill, chopped
  • ⅓ c sour cream
  • ⅓ c mayo
  • ¼ c parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp pickle juice
  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Prepare Rockfish

Preheat oven to 350°.

Sprinkle the rockfish fillets with salt, pepper, and dill on both sides.

Prepare Sauce

Mix the sour cream, mayo, parmesan cheese, and pickle juice together.

Bake Rockfish

Place fish in a baking dish and spread mayo mixture on top.

Bake 20-25 minutes until rockfish is cooked through and the top is a little browned.

Brown Garlic

In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat while the rockfish is baking. Sauté garlic slices until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove garlic slices from pan.

Sauté Broccolini

Add broccolini to the pan and sauté 3-4 minutes until bright green. Add 2 tablespoons water and cook until broccolini is cooked through and water is evaporated. Season with salt & pepper.


Sprinkle garlic slices over the broccolini and serve alongside the rockfish

Dawn's Pro-Tip: The sour cream and mayo help protect the fish from overcooking, so don’t stress out too much over the perfect cooking time.