Green spots on their head look like freckles

 

Sebastes Chlorostictus or “Green Spots” are yet another variety of rockfish that can be found here in SoCal.   I caught my first ones this weekend on the Indian Trip into Baja Mexico.  They look really similar to the Green Stripe Rockfish (sebastes elongatus), but they are easily identified by the green spots that show up on the top of their head, as opposed to the broad green stripes running laterally on the Green Stripes.  Taste-wise, they are another mild tasting, white fleshed rockfish, suitable for all kinds of dishes.  Use my Simple Way to Cook Fish as a starting point, and then apply your favorite seasonings to match your taste.

 

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