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Wild Alaskan Sablefish

Wild Alaskan Sablefish

4 oz portions, skin-on/bone-in |

Product #FBP401

Wild Alaskan sablefish — also known as butterfish or black cod — is a superbly rich, silky delicacy. Sablefish has far more total fat and omega-3 fatty acids than most other fish,  making it incredibly luscious and nutritious!

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Alaskan Seafood
Ships Frozen
Earth Kosher
MSC Certified
Good Omega-3 Source
Number of Portions
Wild Alaskan Sablefish 4 oz portions, skin-on/bone-in
$ 12.78 New in stock
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  • Skin-on / bone-in*
  • Certified Kosher (EarthK) Approved for Passover
  • Fishery MSC Certified for Sustainability
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium "Best Choice”

*Note: The delicacy of sablefish flesh precludes complete de-boning. Your purchase may contain some bones or fragments.

One customer called this rare treat "the chocolate of fish” — a creative description that captures its unique appeal!

Thanks to its sustainable harvest methods, sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) from the Alaskan fishery is categorized as a "Best Choice” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Super rich, and very forgiving

Wild Alaskan sablefish — also known as butterfish or black cod — is a superbly rich, silky delicacy.

Because it lives in deep, cold waters, sablefish accumulates far more fat — and omega-3 fatty acids – than most other fish, making it incredibly luscious and nutritious.

In fact, sablefish actually features more omega-3s than any wild salmon, except king.

And, thanks to its extraordinarily high fat content, sablefish is also more "forgiving” of chef errors than other fish.

Anyone – even folks unused to cooking fish, or who fear failure – can turn out perfectly baked, sautéed, or grilled sablefish!

What People Say

"Hi Randy... I LOVE the sablefish, had never tried it before, must have more. Thank you for all you are doing… will be ordering soon.” – Kathleen Perry, Washington, D.C.

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"Best white fish ever" Francis B on 03/12/2020 15:33 Review: OK, wow. My wife is not a huge fish eater. I love Salmon. I bought this thinking the flavor would be something she likes. Did New York Times cooking recipe. I am awful at cooking fish. Dredged in flour, salt and pepper. couple of minutes each side in cast iron. Best ever white fish. Have traveled the world and eaten a lot. This was amazing. She loved it.

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"Mouth Watering Luscious" Ali B on 08/30/2019 13:47 Review: I thoroughly enjoyed the Wild Alaskan Sablefish. I never had it before other than as a lox-type dish. It is amazing!!! What a treat.

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"I'll Be Back for More!" DONNA G on 06/02/2019 15:44 Review: Beautiful, melt-in-your-mouth buttery goodness! The absolute BEST Sablefish I've ever eaten.

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Ingredients: Wild Alaskan Sablefish
Nutrition Facts
Sablefish Portions-4 oz avg.
Serving Size 4 oz (113g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 156

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 0
Dietary Fiber 0
Sugars 0
Protein 15g

Total Omega-3s 1767mg
EPA 765mg
DHA 811mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Keep frozen at or below 0° F (-18° C). Vacuum-sealed fish held under these conditions should retain its quality for at least six to 12 months. Shellfish and lean white fish (halibut, cod) generally have a longer freezer life than fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sablefish).

NOTE: Seafood stored in frost-free freezers should be used within 3 months.

Thawing instructions

Thaw under refrigeration at or below 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius). Before thawing, puncture or remove packaging.

For quick-thawing, place frozen package in cool water for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, just until contents are flexible. Once thawed, immediately cook or refrigerate (if refrigerating, puncture package). Prior to cooking, do not allow fish to reach temperatures above 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius).

Cooking and Serving Tips

Federal regulations require this notice*: “Must be cooked to internal temperature of 165° F prior to serving.”

  • Rinse sablefish quickly in cold, clean water.
  • Cook in a medium-hot lightly oiled pan, under a broiler, or on the grill for 7-8 minutes – or bake 12-15 minutes at 375° F – until only the very center is still translucent.
  • Remove fish from heat and let it “self-cook” another two to three minutes, until just cooked through to center before serving.
  • Enliven your fish entree with seasonings such as Vital Choice Organic Salmon Marinade Mix or other herb-spice blends.
  • Add the seasonings of your choice to a little olive oil and marinate the fish, refrigerated, for 30-60 minutes or overnight. Or, simply mist fish lightly with olive oil or macadamia nut oil and dust with seasonings before cooking.

*NOTE: As long as it has been kept frozen, or refrigerated as instructed under “Storage”, above, it is safe to serve our fish raw or partly cooked, because flash-freezing has rendered it 100% sushi-safe.

Frozen foods are packed with dry ice
and ship Monday through Wednesday (except holidays).

Frozen foods ship via 2nd Day Air service or 1-3 Day Express Ground service, depending on shipping date and destination.

Standard Shipping Fees
  • Up to $49.99 = $6.95 shipping
  • $50 - $98.99 = $12.95 shipping
  • $99 and over = FREE shipping
Overnight shipping and other premium services cost extra; for more information, see our Shipping page. (Live shellfish ship overnight at no extra cost.)
  • We cannot ship perishable goods to PO boxes.
  • Free standard shipping applies to all orders of $99 or more sent to any U.S. street address.
  • Perishable shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are subject to surcharges; please see our Shipping page.
When will my frozen foods arrive?
  • Orders placed Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or before 10 AM Tuesday will ship on Tuesday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
  • Orders placed between 10 AM Tuesday and 10 AM Wednesday will ship on Wednesday* to arrive 1-2 days later.
  • Orders placed after 10 AM on Wednesday through 12:00 midnight Friday will ship on Monday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
*Except when a holiday falls on the designated shipping day.

For more information, see our Shipping page.

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