Commonly referred to as “Black Cod”, “Alaska Cod”, or even “Butterfish”, the Sablefish is not actually 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. Its true name is actually derived from its small, dark brown to black scales, which feel almost velvety to the touch – perhaps like the fur of a sable.
Catch Region: Pacific Northwest
Seasonality: Year Round
Flavor Profile: Unique and Buttery
Texture Profile: Soft and Velvety with Large Flakes