What is Rosada and why should you know about this exquisite fish?

If you are not yet familiar with the pinkIf you're looking for a delicious fish that has conquered a special place in our Spanish kitchens, then this article is just what you need.
Read on to discover everything you need to know about this delicious treasure of the sea. We are sure that, once you know its secrets, it will become an essential ingredient in your kitchen.

What is pink?

The pinkscientifically known as "Genypterus blacodes", is a white fish very much appreciated in Andalusian gastronomy. It belongs to the hake family, which means that it shares similarities in both texture and flavour with this popular fish. It is a fish that inhabits the marine depthsat a depth of approximately 300 metres. Moreover, it is nocturnal in nature, and tends to hide among the rocks on the seabed during the day.

On the other hand, the fishing zones The most important fishing grounds for rosada are off the coasts of New Zealand. They are also found in the waters of Argentina, Namibia, South Africa and Chile, where this fish is considered a culinary delicacy.

In relation to its sizeThis can vary between 50 and 120 cm, although it can sometimes reach up to 200 cm in length. It is important to mention that females can weigh up to 4 kg. Males, on the other hand, are slightly smaller.

grilled rosada

A versatile white fish with exceptional nutritional properties

One of the most notable features of the pink is its scarcity of thorns. This undoubtedly makes it an ideal choice for the youngest members of the family, as its meat is firm and tasty. In addition, its culinary versatility makes it suitable for various preparations, such as baking, grilling, frying or stewing. However, one of the most typical preparations is grilled with garlic and parsley, or fried with a touch of aioli.

Another of the outstanding qualities of the pink is its low in fat and carbohydratestogether with its high level of protein. These properties make rosada an ideal choice for a healthy diet. The nutritional information per 100 grams will surprise you:

  • Calories: 73 g.
  • Protein: 16.5 g.
  • Fat: 0 g.
  • Iron: 0.4 mg.
  • Magnesium: 28 mg.
  • Potassium: 254 mg.
  • Sodium: 112 mg.

Characteristics of rosé

This fish has virtually no fat or carbohydrates, making it a wonderful choice for those looking to keep their weight under control. In addition, its high protein content not only helps to maintain muscle health, but also supports the formation of new cells and general well-being.

As if that were not enough, it is also a major source of potassiuma mineral essential for the health of the heart and nervous system. It also contains omega 3 fatty acidsThey reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, promote healthy brain function, and are noted for their anti-inflammatory properties.

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Hake or pink?

When it comes to deciding between the hake and rosadaThere are several factors to consider. Firstly, the economic aspectThe first is the fact that the rosada is generally a more affordable option than the hake. Secondly, our personal tastes also play a crucial role in this choice. If we enjoy a slightly firmer flesh, hake might be the right choice. On the other hand, if we prefer a juicier texture and a more intense flavour, pink becomes the preferred option.

Ultimately, the decision between hake and pink will be largely based on our preferences and budget. In any case, both varieties are excellent alternatives for a balanced and healthy diet, as both offer a reduced fat intake, a high level of protein and other essential nutrients.


In conclusion, we can say that the pink is a tasty and versatile fish that will not only please your palate, but will also provide you with significant nutritional benefits. Incorporating rosada in your dishes can be an excellent choice to improve your diet and enjoy a delicious culinary experience, so try it in your next meal!

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A Malaga-based fresh and frozen food distribution and production group with more than 50 years in the sector.

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