One of our favorite types of fish to eat is Sablefish. The funny thing is, not many people have heard of sablefish and often ask me about this delicious fish. So I’d thought I’d write a post about it, because I know you’re just dying to know, right? That’s sarcasm. But jokes aside, let’s face it, you are curious! As you should be.
Sablefish (also known as Alaskan Black Cod) has been around for years!Fishermen have been harvesting this fish since the late 1800s. It’s known as the “chocolate” of fish due to it’s delicious buttery texture and flavor! Now you’re thinking about chocolate and butter, aren’t you? Haha.
But this fish is actually more nutrient dense than chocolate. Let’s take a look at the nutrition facts here.
What makes sablefish so healthy?
- Low in mercury
- High in the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have tremendous heart and brain health benefits.
- Cold water fish – higher in good fats, which can lower blood pressure and improve overall blood cholesterol levels.
- Rich in nutrients like Vitamin B12
Are you ready to cook with this buttery dish?
Here’s our favorite sablefish recipe. It’s pretty simple and pairs perfectly with a summer salad.Print
Ginger Lime Tamari Baked Fish (Sablefish)
- 2 sablefish fillets
- 1/4 cup gluten free tamari sauce
- 2-4 tbsp lime juice
- grape seed or other oil of choice. Sesame works too if you want more of an Asian flare
- 1 tbsp honey
- black pepper and sea salt
- 2-3 slices of fresh ginger.
- Optional- chili pepper seasoning
- Note: if you don’t have tamari you can use gluten free soy sauce or even balsamic vinegar
- Clean your fillets and then place on baking dish.
- Next combine your gluten free tamari sauce, lime juice, oil, honey, ginger, black pepper and sea salt (about 1/4 tsp each for seasoning). Mix in a bowl then drizzle over your fish fillets. There will be some juice that is sitting in dish while baking. Be sure to leave out the ginger till the last few minutes.
- Roast at 400F for about 10-15 minutes. I usually cover with foil for the first 8 minutes then uncover for the rest when I add my ginger.
- Optional -Garnish with chili pepper flakes/seasoning
See, it’s easy!
Next time you’re at the store, look for sablefish! Or I highly recommend ordering from Sizzlefish. That way you don’t even have to leave your house. Ha!
Ever tried Sablefish?
p.s. if you want a kid friendly sablefish recipe, try these broccoli fish cakes below.