- Taste: mild, succulent, simple
- Texture: flaky, medium firmness, tender
- Origin: USA – Alaska-Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands
- Seasonality: year-round
- Sustainability Rating: Best Choice - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
- Recommended Preparation: sauté, deep fry, soup, poach
- Nutritional Info (serving size 1/2 pound Calories 187, Fat 1g, Cholesterol 134mg, Sodium 855mg, Carbohydrates 0g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 43g, Calcium 19mg, Iron .35mg, Potassium 534mg, Vitamin A 15 IU, Vitamin D 0mcg, Omega 3's 505mg
The Alaskan true cod, also known as Pacific cod, is sustainably harvested in the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands. The mild flavor and firm, flaky texture of this fish allow for diverse cooking applications but remember that this fish is very lean and has the potential to dry out, if not prepared properly. The Pacific Cod is closely related to the Atlantic cod, but it is leaner, sweeter, and slightly whiter; it is also more tender because of its higher moisture content.