Sablefish has a long slender body, somewhat resembling a cod. Because of this they are sometimes called Alaska cod or black cod although it is not a member of the cod family. Similar to the cod it is a bottom feeding fish that lives in the Pacific. Its range is from Alaska to northern California, mostly in the Bering Sea. Sablefish are black or dark green in color with a slightly lighter belly. They average 8 pounds and 30 inches in length however they can grow to 56 pounds and 40 inches. Their meat is creamy white. Because of its buttery, melting flesh it is sometimes called butterfish. It is often smoked and sold as smoked sable. Its flavor and texture is often compared to the expensive Chilean sea bass but the sablefish is much more plentiful.
The sablefish has a very soft flesh that is mild in flavor and high in fat. The best way to cook is to bake, broil, steam or poach. Click on these links for easy ways of cooking
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