Though commonly called black cod, this fish is not actually part of the cod family. Many also refer to it as sablefish because of its black, almost furry skin or butterfish due to
its melt-in-your mouth, oil-rich meat, and buttery flavor. The high oil content makes black cod an excellent choice for smoking or grilling as it stays moist and tender. It’s rich succulent texture and flavor is often compared to sea bass.
Larger black cod are generally considered to have better quality than the smaller fish. An excellent source of heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. The Alaska black cod season runs from mid-March through mid-November.
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