Oven-Ready Sablefish

Oven-Ready Sablefish

4 oz portions, lightly smoked | Product #SBC401

Wild Pacific sablefish — also known as butterfish or black cod — is a superbly rich, silky treat that provides more omega-3 fatty acids than most other fish.

Our brined and lightly smoked sablefish portions feature extra-succulent flavor and cook to perfection in a flash!

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Number of Portions


  • Skin-on / bone-in*
  • Lightly brined, and infused with the smoky essence of alder wood
  • Partially cooked by the smoking process
  • No nitrites or artificial additives and preservatives
  • Kosher (OU)
  • Sustainably harvested
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium "Best Choice”

*Note: The delicacy of sablefish meat precludes complete de-boning. Your purchase may contain some bones or fragments. These portions are not cooked fully by the smoking process. They will cook through in 6-7 minutes using medium-high heat.

Wild Pacific 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 fish, making it incredibly luscious and nutritious.

Lightly brined, and infused with the smoky essence of natural alder wood, our golden-hued, "oven-ready” Pacific sablefish is a treat for your senses!

Super rich, and very forgiving

Sablefish provides many more omega-3s than any other white fish. In fact, sablefish 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.

Learn this food's omega 3/6 balance, and why it matters.

Average Ratings: 5

"One of my favorites!" Dee on 10/30/2020 20:00 Review: This is always a treat for me. I love the smoked flavor on this buttery tender fish.

"Fabulous oven ready sablefish" Karen Lyke on 09/04/2020 06:02 Review: This is my favorite treat and comfort food, cooks quickly & easily in the toaster oven. The fattiness is sustaining and satisfying; the light smoking makes superb flavor even better. Add a few veggies and it's a complete meal.

"My former favorite fish is now overly salty" Donna D on 04/28/2020 17:22 Review: First, I love VitalChoice. I regularly treated myself to the lightly smoked Sablefish from 2007 until 2011 and I was smitten. After a time away from VitalChoice, I finally ordered a 24-box and couldn't wait for my beloved butterfish to arrive! Sadly, I found that the level of salt compared to my past experiences overwhelmed the delicate taste of the Sablefish. I am aware that many people love salt, but IMO, fish this briny/salty can only be served as an appetizer with crackers and other garnishes. It is overpriced for this purpose. Next time I will certainly try the unsmoked version, in hopes of rediscovering the beautiful taste of Sablefish. (I still love VitalChoice.) - We are sorry to hear you found this product to be overly salty. Our team will follow up with you today regarding this product. Thank you!

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Wild Pacific Sablefish (AKA black cod, butterfish), sea-salt, natural wood smoke.

Nutrition Facts

1 Servings per container
Serving Size4 oz (113g)

Amount per serving

% Daily Value**
Total Fat 15g 19%

Saturated Fat 4g 20%

Trans Fat 0

Cholesterol 55mg 18%

Sodium 410mg 18%

Carbohydrate 0g 0%

Dietary Fiber 0g 0%

Total Sugars 0g

Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%

Protein 17g 34%

Vitamin D 3µg 15% Calcuim 10mg 0%

Iron 0.25mg 2% Potassium 310mg 6%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Contains 1175mg omega-3 fatty acids per 113 serving. 360mg EPA 550mg DHA


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° F (3° 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 5-7 minutes – or bake 8-10 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.

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