RECIPE: BBQ Rockfish Sandwich


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A Sweet and Nutty Whitefish with Tang and Crunch in Every Bite

It’s no secret that we love a good fish sandwich (here’s why they’re the perfect meal). And produced in collaboration with Rob Eggleston, the Executive Chef of Seamore’s of New York, this BBQ Rockfish Sandwich recipe especially dazzles the taste buds, all without having to fire up the grill! If you love the taste and texture of grilled rockfish, this recipe features the slightly sweet and nutty taste of wild-caught rockfish, the tang of BBQ and the crunch of homemade coleslaw in every bite. If you weren’t in a festive mood already, this recipe will have you rock-fishin’ out!

About Rockfish 

Rockfish is a white fish also referred to as Pacific snapper or rock cod. It's an incredibly versatile fish commonly sold in filets, making it easy to work into many types of meals. In terms of taste, many cooks find this mild white fish similar to red snapper, sea bass, striped bass, and mahi mahi. This white fish is a favorite among home cooks and chefs alike, and it lends itself well to a wide variety of recipes from savory umami broths to fish tacos.   

BBQ Rockfish Sandwich (Courtesy of Rob Eggleston, Executive Chef, Seamore’s)

(Makes 4 servings)


12 oz. of rockfish fillets

½ cup BBQ sauce

8 oz. chiffonade green cabbage

8 oz. chiffonade red cabbage

8 oz. chiffonade watermelon radish

½ cup lime or lemon juice

⅛ cup sugar

1½ tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean chili paste), or your preferred red pepper hot sauce, to taste. 

¾ cup coconut milk

Fresh picked cilantro leaves

Fresh picked mint leaves

4 sandwich buns 


1. In a blender, combine lime juice, sugar, gochujang and coconut milk. Blend until smooth and creamy.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine sliced red and green cabbage, watermelon radish and herbs.

3. Add coconut slaw sauce to the mixing bowl of vegetables and stir until combined. Season with salt to taste.

4. Marinade rockfish in BBQ sauce for at least 30 mins before cooking.

5. Roast rockfish at 375° for 5 minutes. Flip halfway through cooking and brush BBQ sauce on the top side as the fish continues to cook.

6. Once cooked, portion rockfish into 4 uniform servings. Place each serving on a toasted bun and add coconut coleslaw.

Easy Rockfish Recipes and Meal Ideas

At Wild Alaskan Company, we're always looking out for new ways to make cooking fun and easy. Whether you love broiled, fried, grilled fish, or you're just getting started, we have the perfect recipes and meal ideas for you. 

Love how this easy BBQ rockfish sandwich turned out without grilling? Check out more of our favorite rockfish recipes and explore our blog for even more seafood recipes and tips.

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