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Smoked Fish & Lox Smoked Sablefish (Lox & Lightly Hot-Smoked) Oven-Ready Sablefish 4 oz portions, lightly smoked
Oven-Ready Sablefish

Oven-Ready Sablefish

4 oz portions, lightly smoked

Product #SBC401

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

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

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  • 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 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 fish, making it incredibly luscious and nutritious.

Lightly brined, and infused with the smoky essence of natural alder wood, our golden-hued, "oven-ready” Alaskan 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

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"A tad too smoked" Toi Y on 03/02/2018 17:06 Review: We really like these smoked portions. the cook very nicely on the infra-red grill& in the convection oven. Just a bit too much salt for our palates/health.

"The Very Best of the Best!" H. Chandler on 02/23/2018 14:00 Review: There's really nothing left to be said...this fish IS the best of the best! We love it and are addicted. Vital Choice has changed our way of purchasing fish. Never, no more, will we buy it in a store!

"Lightly Smokedm, Oven-ready Sablefish" F Gregory Baker on 02/22/2018 06:42 Review: The flavor of this product was excellent but it was mushy instead of flaky. I am thinking it might have been trawl caught or mishandled before it was frozen, but in any event it was not the flaky product I expected. And, I am in the business so I understand the challenge in handling Sablefish. I still have a few portions to try, I will let you know. Greg - Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear your disappointment in this product. Our Customer Service Team will follow up with you regarding this order. Thank you, The Vital Choice Team

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Wild Alaskan Sablefish (AKA black cod, butterfish), salt, natural wood smoke.

Nutrition Facts
Sablefish (Lightly Smoked)
Serving Size 4 oz (113g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 153

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 0
Dietary Fiber 0
Sugars 0
Protein 15g

Total Omega-3s 2003mg
EPA 867mg
DHA 920mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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.

Standard Shipping Fees
  • Up to $49.99 = $4.95 shipping
  • $50 - $98.99 = $9.95 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.