The Unique Flavor Profile of the Alaskan Sablefish

When you’re shopping for different kinds of seafood, there are a few important factors to consider: its freshness, its health benefits, and particularly its taste. With Alaska Gold, you know you also want high quality on all three of those points.

Sablefish, also known as black cod, is particularly known for its buttery taste, which is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Learn more about the unique flavor profile of the Alaskan sablefish as you do your shopping.

Fat and Oil Content

Sablefish, or black cod, is an extremely oily fish with plenty of fat to boot. Don’t let that discourage you, though—in fact, the fats and oils make it a remarkably healthy option, boosting the omega-3s in your diet. That fat content lends the fish a rich yet remarkably mild taste, and the oils give it a smooth texture.

Flavor Possibilities

While rich, sablefish is also mild enough to be a perfect canvas for different flavor stylings. Alaska Gold’s smoked sablefish is savory and ready to eat right away. For cooking applications, try ginger and soy sauce—or barbecue it! Salt and acid both complement sablefish’s rich taste well.

Taste and Texture

Those fats and oils we discussed earlier are the chief components of Alaskan sablefish’s flavor profile. Large, succulent white flakes make sablefish extra tender, while the fat contributes to its rich taste—there’s not so much of a “fishy” flavor here. This makes black cod or sablefish a prime meal for picky eaters who tend to shun seafood. Buy sablefish from Alaska Gold and get creative when cooking it, and even your most finicky diners will praise the fish’s rich, mildly sweet taste.

If you’re looking for the freshest seafood in Alaska and ready to try our famous sablefish, Alaska Gold is the way to go. Whether you buy it smoked or want to smoke or grill it yourself, the unique flavor profile of the Alaskan sablefish will elevate your main course to flaky, buttery perfection.