When it comes to black cod, one dish instantly comes to mind: the Pan-Asian delicacy, miso-marinated black cod.

Famously introduced to London by world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, miso-marinated black cod quickly became the signature dish of his global restaurant chain, Nobu. Silky, delicious and deeply seasoned in salty-sweet miso marinade, it’s since been emulated by chefs across the globe. As a result, black cod is now one of the most popular and sought-after seafood items in Pan-Asian cuisine.

But what is it about black cod that makes it so unique? We take a closer look at what this remarkable deep-water fish has to offer.

Is black cod healthy?

Because they live long lives in very deep, cold waters, black cod store a lot of fat in the form of omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, black cod have the highest omega-3 content of any white fish, including many species of salmon. Omega 3’s come with many benefits for your body and brain, making black cod as healthy as it is delicious!

Does black cod have a different taste or texture?

The high-fat content gives black cod its unique silky, velvety texture, as well as its super-rich, buttery flavour. So much so that, in some parts of the world, black cod has become known as ‘butterfish’.

Is black cod easy to cook?

Due to its high-fat content and oily flesh, black cod is very forgiving to cook. A great option for budding home chefs, it’s easy to prepare and unlikely to dry out, even when slightly overdone. It’s also highly versatile and can be baked, grilled, or pan-fried. It’s little wonder black cod has become a go-to option for adventurous eaters.

Is black cod responsibly caught?

Found in extremely deep waters, black cod are predominantly caught using longlines. This catchment method, along with strict regulation and careful management, has allowed fishermen to perform targeted fishing and reduce unwanted bycatch. As a result, black cod is one of the most plentiful and environmentally-friendly seafood choices out there. 

Is black cod a high quality fish?

Our black cod is frozen-at-sea immediately after being caught to retain its freshness. This exceptional quality, along with its distinctive taste and texture, puts black cod top of our list of luxury global seafood items.

But who said premium seafood was just for restaurants? With our parent company continuing to supply black cod into top-end restaurants in London, Hook’d now deliver the same quality fish, directly to your home.

Head to the Hook’d store and order your black cod today; your ticket to Pan-Asian paradise!