More commonly known as black cod, though they technically aren’t cod, many know sablefish as butterfish because they taste like butter. They are very rich and fit perfectly with an elegant meal. Because they are loaded with healthy fatty oils, Sablefish also smoke well. Many of our customers and fishermen use them in Asian-inspired recipes. One of our fisherman, Captain Cal Hayashi, makes this wonderful Pacific Rim Steamed Black Cod that many of our members make during the holidays. We also find this miso-marinated black cod recipe to be a standard classic–easy to make and guaranteed to please. The accompanying recipe video makes it easy to make gourmet sablefish at home.
Comparable in richness and flavor with Chilean Sea Bass, our sablefish are sustainably caught in a well-managed fishery in Southeast Alaska.
Our sablefish are caught on hook and line by small boats captained by people like Linda Behnken deep in the waters of the North Pacific and are as good as it gets. Alaska Sablefish (Black Cod) are from a fishery that is managed to be sustainable.
Note, these are 6-ounce skin-on, bone-in portions of Alaska Gold™ sablefish individually vacuum-sealed and conveniently delivered to your door. Each portion is hand-cut and the 6-ounce weight is an estimate. Portion size may vary between 5 and 7 ounces, so a 5-pound box might have between 13 and 15 portions, roughly. A 10-pound box will have 26 to 30 (estimates).