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Wild Alaskan Black Cod

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What is Black Cod?

Black cod is a species of cod fish found in the North Pacific Ocean. It is also known as sablefish, butterfish, and blue cod. Black cod is a fatty fish with a firm texture and a mild flavor. The average 4 oz serving of black cod has about 180 calories, 24 grams of protein, and only 1 gram of fat. Like most fish, black cod should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145° F.

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Black Cod Cooking Guide

Black Cod # Method Cook Temp Avg Time Finish Temp
1-2 fillets Sear Med-High 6-7 mins 145 °F
2 or more Grill 375 °F 10-15 mins 145 °F
4 or more Oven 400 °F 20-25 mins 145 °F

Note: The above guidelines are only guard rails. Average time depends on size/amount of meat. Stoves and pans vary in performance as well; so to achieve perfectly cooked Sablefish, always check color and texture regularly.

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Black Cod FAQ

What is difference between cod and black cod?

Black Cod is a white and fatty meat, with a velvety texture and buttery flavor. Cod meat is white and flaky, but firmer and leaner. Both have a mild flavor like most white fish.

What's the difference between black cod and sablefish?

They are the same. Sablefish is commonly referred to as Black Cod and Butterfish. The Sablefish is not a member of the cod family, nor is it the true butterfish. Rather, it is of the family Anoplopomatidae, which is confined to the icy waters off the Pacific Northwest. Due to its high oil content, the Sablefish is loved in the culinary world for its rich and buttery flavor.

What does black cod taste like?

Black Cod is a white fish, also known as Sablefish and Butterfish, is a gourmet fish with a rich, buttery flavor and delicate, silky texture. Like most white fish it has a milder flavor profile compared to fish like Salmon.

Is black cod fish healthy?

Yes. Black Cod is an excellent source of protein and the highest fish in heart-healthy Omega 3's above Salmon or Tuna. It also is abundant in Iron, Calcium, Copper and other Minerals.