What you may not know about BLACK Cod, is that it’s actually a whitefish. Black Cod, also known as sablefish or butter fish, is named for its deep black skin and buttery flavor and texture.
For a whitefish, Black Cod has an extremely high oil content, which gives it a silky texture, and rich, buttery flavor.
Because of this high oil content, Black Cod also leads the whitefish pack in terms of Omega-3 content. Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats, that play various important roles in your health. These fatty acids are vital for your brain and retinas, can play an important role for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Research also suggests that omega-3 fatty acids can protect against all sorts of illnesses, including breast cancer, depression, ADHD, and various inflammatory diseases.
Black Cod pairs well with Asian flavors such as miso and teriyaki. Due to its soft texture, we recommend baking, poaching, broiling, grilling, or pan-frying your Black Cod. But be careful – make sure you watch it so that it doesn’t get too soft!
Our Black Cod is coming to us straight off the F/V Discovery – a small fishing boat, ran by Alaskan fisherman (and friend), Matthew Short.
Matthew Short is a 3rd generation Alaskan fisherman, meaning he has commercial fishing in his blood.
Matthew spends up to 7 months a year on the pristine waters of Alaska. As a commercial fisherman, Matthew is a captain, small business owner, electrician, plumber, mechanic, and everything else it takes to keep his operation running! His Black Cod is of the highest quality, and one we’re incredibly proud to carry.