Cod – A Popular Choice for Dinner

Cod is one of the most popular selections in our stores. What’s the difference between the several types we carry?

Alaskan cod will always come to the stores previously frozen. This is due to the fishing cycle and how they process it on the boat, it’s known as frozen at sea. This is the best way to preserve natural quality and ensure the product is available all year.

Since cod is a very popular species, stocks are very well managed, with fishers following only the best practices. For example, in Alaska, where two-thirds of all Pacific cod are landed, the species is managed under two Fishery Management Plans – one for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands region and the other for the Gulf of Alaska region.

Alaskan cod has moist, firm fillets, a distinctive large flake, and a slightly sweet flavor. It is delicious oven-baked or pan-fried with just butter and lemon.

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On the other hand, our Icelandic cod loins have never been frozen, and the product is new to the commercial market, unlike Pacific cod which has been fished commercially since the 1600s. Icelandic cod tends to be bigger, tender, and more buttery, compared to halibut in taste, but for only a fraction of the cost. Fishing is driven by market conditions and managed according to the bio-mass of the fish, which can differ between fishing grounds and season.

Icelandic cod is mild, lean, and flakey and is among the healthiest fish in the sea. An excellent low-calorie source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, serve this fish to support heart health, boost brain power, or just because it tastes so good.



Try it, and you’ll see why cod is SO well-loved! You won’t be disappointed!