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Sablefish

Also known as: Black Cod

Sablefish, often called "black cod" (despite not being a type of cod), is a deep-sea treasure from Canada's Pacific coast. Primarily found in the cold, deep waters off British Columbia, it’s characterized by its dark skin and velvety white flesh.

When it comes to taste, the sablefish truly shines, making it a highly sought-after delicacy for seafood lovers internationally. Its flesh is rich, buttery, and flaky, with a melt-in-your-mouth quality that seafood aficionados rave about. Often smoked or grilled, it's also a popular choice for marinating, given its ability to absorb flavours beautifully. With its unique and luxurious texture, a sablefish recipe promises an unforgettable dining experience.

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Health Benefits of Sablefish

  • Vision & Skin Health: Sablefish is a source of Vitamin A, which aids in maintaining healthy skin, supporting night vision, and contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.
  • Energy & Cell Formation: As a good source of phosphorous and magnesium, and an excellent source of B12 vitamins, sablefish may support energy metabolism, tissue formation and red blood cell production.
  • Brain & Muscle Function: As an excellent source of selenium and a source of omega-3s, sablefish may support the physical development of the brain, eyes, and nerves, especially in children under two, while also contributing to normal muscle function.
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