Alaskan Black Cod

Alaskan Black Cod

Regular price $ 14.99

5-7 oz frozen portions of Alaskan Black Cod, hook and line and slinky pot caught by members of Kat Murphy's fishing cooperative, Seafood Producers Cooperative.

Sablefish, aka black cod or butterfish, is a white fish with incredibly high oil content (which means lots of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids!). It’s a deep water fish, frequently caught 2500 feet deep, that is prized for its sweet flavor and velvety texture. Common at high end restaurants on the West Coast, and very popular in Asia, it’s actually a great fish to eat at home because the high oil content makes it hard to overcook.

As you’ll be able to tell from your first bite, “black cod” is a nickname and a misnomer… this moist, fatty fish isn’t actually related to real cod, which is a much dryer fish. But, everybody calls it black cod, so we’re going to, too.

Each portion will feed 1 to 2 people.

This fish ships frozen and may defrost a bit during transport. Return it to the freezer upon delivery, or continue to defrost under refrigeration and consume within 1 day.

To cook: Pat the skin dry and salt it. Sear the fish skin side down in an ovenproof skillet in a high temp neutral oil (grapeseed, canola, rice bran, avocado etc.) until you start to see a bit of a golden color developing at the edges. Put the entire skillet in a 400 degree oven for 5 to 6 minutes, assuming the fish started out cold. This is a forgiving fish - you don’t need to stress about overcooking it. It’s done when you can insert a cake tester or toothpick across the grain of the fish with little to no resistance. Technically, like any fish, it needs to be 145 degrees.

Note that this is an add-on only... it won't be shipped out by itself. Because it requires refrigeration, it needs to go in a box with oysters and clams.

WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Q: Why am I seeing this warning?

A: California's Proposition 65 (P65) takes a very cautious approach to food labeling. This food is harvested and processed in the United States from open and approved waters. Because there's always the chance that wild food from the ocean picks up heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, we provide this warning to ensure compliance with P65 labeling laws.