Also known as: Scrod Cod
Fished for centuries off the rugged coastlines of Newfoundland and Labrador, this fish has not only sustained communities but has also woven itself into the cultural fabric of our eastern shores. Recognizable by its speckled, olive-green to brownish-grey appearance, the Atlantic cod is a true icon of our waters.
A bite into a piece of cod is a singular experience. Its lean, white flesh boasts a mild and slightly sweet taste, making it a favourite for many dishes. Particularly popular is baked cod — seasoned simply and cooked to perfection, it captures the essence of Atlantic flavours in every bite. It’s also a top choice for fish and chips and other deep-fried fish recipes.
FYI: Atlantic cod under 2.5 pounds are often referred to as 'scrod.'
(Health Benefits based on Scrod Cod (per 100g cooked))
One of Canada’s tastiest freshwater fish, the fillets are excellent for pan-searing but also firm enough for the barbecue.
Good source of vitamin D
Source of protein
Helps with tissue formation
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Seared Scallops
Found anywhere from the surface to the ocean floor 300 m below, this mild, slightly sweet fish can be used in almost any fish recipe.
Source of potassium
Low in sodium
Excellent source of antioxidants
Harvest Salad with Fish and Blueberry Sauce