Alaska sablefish, a premium-quality whitefish, is moist and succulent, with a rich, distinctive flavor and tender texture.
Harvested in abundance in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea, sablefish is a member of the family Anoplopomatidae. It is often labeled as black cod, although sablefish does not belong to the codfish family.
Alaska sablefish is marketed year-round in a variety of forms. It is available as whole, dressed fish, usually ranging from 3 to 5 lbs.; as fillets, usually ranging from 8 to 24 oz.; or in the form of sablefish steaks.
It is also available in lightly cold-smoked portions, ranging from 4 to 8 oz.; or as a hard-smoked product. Alaska sablefish can be found in either the frozen food section, seafood section or meat department of supermarkets, grocery stores or speciality seafood stores.
A versatile seafood, Alaska sablefish is adaptable to a number of cooking methods. It can be successfully baked, broiled, microwaved, poached, sauteed or steamed. Sablefish is outstanding smoked or grilled. The following recipes are just a few examples of the many ways in which this high-quality seafood from Alaska can be enjoyed.
If you have any questions about Alaska seafood write to ASMI at: Info@AlaskaSeafood.org