from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small marine fishes of the family Gadidae, of North Atlantic coastal waters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various fishes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any species of small marine fishes of the genera Onos and Rhinonemus (formerly Motella), allied to the cod. They have three or four barbels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gadoid fish of the genus Onos or Motella; a whistlefish; a sea-loach.
- n. Genypterus australis, of the family Ophidiidæ.
And the prawns and the crayfish and the rockling, they swam in and out above their heads: but Don Guzman he never heeded, but sat still, and drank his wine.
I have never cooked rockling before but this recipe...
Sara, rockling is a moist white-fleshed, non-oily, mild fish with few bones and firm, dense, large flakes.
Saute six plump scallops, a dozen large prawns and a piece of your favourite fish mine is still rockling, cut into large cubes, in olive oil, a quarter cup of white wine and four finely chopped garlic cloves.
Add a kilogram of rockling cut into one inch cubes or slices along with some crushed curry leaves, fresh if you can get them; otherwise dried, and cook, covered until just done.
Last night that happened to me and it was a piece of ling, which is usually rockling but can also be pink ling or any one of several other fish.
I have seen rockling at well over $30 a kilo, depending on availability and the season.
Stan Doyle was his nearest challenger with a cod of 0.96kg and Mark Wall came in third with a rockling weighing just 60gm.
Fourteen adults and five juniors caught cod and rockling.
Derek Foster was fourth with one cod and one rockling for 4lb 6oz, S Barlow was fifth with one cod for 1lb 10¼oz.