RECENT CATCH INFO: James River, VA
Catch method: gill net
Striped bass (aka rockfish) is high in protein and low in calories – a 3 oz serving has 15g of protein and just 80 calories. Add the health benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids, and a firm white flesh that loves everything from the grill to a pan sauté and you’ve got a whole lot to love in one little fillet.
Striped Bass can be substituted in recipes that call for snapper, halibut, cod or grouper. This is a great opportunity to refer to the classic Mark Bittman guide, White Fillet a Dozen Ways.
Saveur featured at least 8 different Striped Bass recipes including fillets with chanterelles
Striped Bass with Cilantro-Onion Salad and Yogurt-Avocado Purée – Barton Seaver
Striped Bass Poached in Spicy Soy Sauce another Bittman classic that would work well with both fish
Steamed Striped Bass with Ginger & Scallions from Lantern Chef/Owner Andrea Reusing
Seared Rockfish with herb butter – Bit & Grain