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Wild Alaskan Sablefish

Wild Alaskan Sablefish

12 oz portion, skin-on/bone-in | Product #FBP101

Buttery Alaskan Sablefish is prized overseas and most of the harvest is exported. You'll be amazed by this super-rich rarity! Our hefty 12-oz. sablefish roast is ideal for families and feasts.

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Number of 12oz. Roasts
Wild Alaskan Sablefish 12 oz portion, skin-on/bone-in
$ 43.50 New in stock
Wild Alaskan Sablefish 12 oz portion, skin-on/bone-in
$ 74.00 New in stock



  • Skin-on / bone-in*
  • Certified Kosher (EarthK) Approved for Passover
  • Sustainably harvested

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

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.

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

Super rich, and very forgiving
Sablefish provides many more omega-3s than any other white fish.

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.

Average Ratings: 5

"Amazing quality and taste!" OBJ on 08/16/2019 18:13 Review: Incredible tasty, flaky and delicate. We normally prepare by searing for 3-4 minutes and finish by baking 12 minutes of so. One of our favorites from Vital Choice.

"Best Fish Ever!" Shelley on 03/03/2019 12:30 Review: Sablefish is possibly the most delicious fish on the planet! Thanks Vital Choice for making it available!

"Sablefish" Bill Q on 02/07/2019 10:34 Review: My wife and I buy the 12Oz Sablefish and split it. Eat once a week. Unbelievable fish. Very tender, A little pricey but this is our treat for the week.

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Ingredients: Wild Alaskan Sablefish
Nutrition Facts
Sablefish Roasts -12 oz avg.
Serving Size 4 oz (113g)
Number of servings: About 3

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 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 15g

Total Omega-3s 1770mg
EPA 765mg
DHA 810mg
* 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.

Free shipping
on orders over $99

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.