Sablefish “Black Cod”
Starting at $77.50 ($15.50 / lb)
Commonly referred to as “Black Cod”, “Alaska Cod”, or even “Butterfish”, the Sablefish is not actually a member of the cod family, nor is it the true butterfish. Rather, it is part of the family Anoplopomatidae, which is confined to the icy waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Due to its extremely high oil content for a white-fleshed fish, the Sablefish “Black Cod” is renowned for its rich, buttery flavor.
The moist, velvety white flesh of Sablefish can be baked, poached, broiled, grilled using a grill basket, or pan-fried. Whole fish (or large fillets) can be roasted with the skin left on.
Because of its oil content, it is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and can stay moist when both barbecuing and smoking (a technique common for centuries among the indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest). However, care should be taken by the inexperienced: it is not suitable for most cod fish recipes. Farmed in British Columbia.
- Species: Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)
- Catch Region: Canada
- Seasonality: Year-round
- Catch Method: Farm
- Yield (Fillet Percentage): 54%
- Flavor Profile: Rich, Buttery
- Texture Profile: Soft, velvety, Large Flakes
- Substitute: Chilean Sea Bass, Halibut, Atlantic Salmon
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Available as Two Skin-on Fillet, 2 Lbs Approx
as One Whole Fish 4-5 lbs