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What is Black Cod?

Facts about Black Cod?

Black Cod, which are also called by the name butterfish and sablefish, is a richly flavored fish with a succulent texture and high oil content. The Black Cod is highly valued for its rich, buttery flavor, hence its nickname “butterfish”. In Thailand, the price of Black Cod is around 2000 Baht per kilo. The meat of the fish is white with large delicate flakes.

However, despite being commonly known as the black cod, this fish is not part of the cod family, but of the Anoplopmatidae family. Black Cod can be found in the deep waters of the North Pacific from California and Alaska to the Bering Sea. It can live up to an estimated 5000 feet (1,500 meters) below sea level.

Black Cod has many of the nutrients found in salmon, such as vitamin B12, iron, and protein. Vitamin B12 is vital for keeping the nerves in your body to function properly and helps turn nutrients you eat into energy. The fish also contains a high level of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Both EPA and DHA can help lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the bloodstream.

Black Cod can be cooked in variety of ways from grilled, smoked, broiled, steamed, to raw (sushi and sashimi).

Recommended Black Cod Menu

“Deep-Fried Black Cod in XO Sauce (ปลาหิมะ ทอดราดซอส XO)” from Ruenros Restaurant.

Fresh Black Cod are sliced into fillet and is then coated with a thin layer of flour. The fillet is deep-fried until the outside is crispy, golden-brown while the inside is still soft and tender. Afterward, it is topped with special XO sauce made with secret ingredients from Ruenros Restaurant.

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