Wild Alaskan Cod
4 oz portions, skinless/boneless | Product #FCP401
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- Skinless / boneless*
- 4 oz portions
- Humanely harvested
- Sustainably harvested
- Product of the USA (Alaska's Bering Sea**)
*Note: Despite great care, our Alaskan cod may infrequently contain small, edible bones.
**Our cod comes from Alaska's Bering Sea, not from the Gulf of Alaska, whose cod fishery will be closed in 2020 due to stock declines possibly linked to localized ocean warming. The Bering Sea cod fishery remains healthy and sustainable, and the Gulf of Alaska fishery may reopen in 2021.
Our Alaskan cod is sustainably hook-and-line caught in icy, pristine Alaskan waters, and strict state oversight ensures that this fishery remains an abundant resource.
This truly exceptional cod is the best we've found, and features a flaky, tender texture — an advantage that stems from two unusual practices:
- Optimally humane methods proven by Washington State University to yield a flaky, tender texture.
- Our cod is frozen only once, to further guard against toughening. (Most wild Pacific cod is frozen twice.)
Our suppliers' unusual longline vessels are also specially designed to release any unwanted species ("bycatch") back into the sea with minimum harm.
Why is our cod so much better than most?
The innovative vessels that catch our Alaskan cod employee a unique “Moon Pool” technology allows the fishermen to harvest each fish individually from inside the vessel.
Each fish is stunned as it arrives on board, which immediately puts its central nervous system to sleep so it feels no stress or pain. This greatly reduces release of cortisol and adrenaline in the muscles, resulting in a better texture and higher levels of nutrients.
Finally, our supplier’s unique vessels are the only long-liners with filet machines and freezers on board, which keep the fish at its fresh-caught peak of quality, texture, taste, and flakiness.
The School of Food Sciences at Washington State University conducted a "blind" study whose results demonstrated that — versus traditional harvesting methods — our supplier's uniquely humane methods yields higher quality, flakier fish with higher levels of nutrients.
About Pacific Cod
Pacific cod is closely related to Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua), with a similar, somewhat sweeter flavor and equally firm, flakey texture.
Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) is also known as "gray cod" or "true cod", to differentiate it from "Ling cod" (Ophiodon elongatus) and "Black cod" (Anoplopoma fimbria; AKA Sablefish), which are not members of the cod family.
Average Ratings: 4.5
"Cod" Review: Cod was not tasty and texture was moisture, but will try again. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear your disappointment about this product. Our Customer Service Team will follow up with you regarding this order. Thank you, The Vital Choice Team
"Cod its good" Review: This is another great staple to have on hand. All the good stuff that keeps us healthy. Firm texture. Flakes well.
"Ordered skinless, got skin?" Review: Very disappointed in these cod fillets. They all have a hard, jelly- like skin(?) on the bottom that IS NOT edible. So my 4 ounce portion is now a 3 ounce portion. What did I pay for? Never had a problem with my orders before, so one can understand how upsetting this is. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment in this product. A team member will be in contact with you soon, regarding your order. Thank you, The Vital Choice Team.
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Nutrition & IngredientsIngredients: Wild Alaskan (Pacific) Cod
1 servings per per containerServing Size4 oz portion (113g)
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Incl. 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 26g 52%
Calories per serving120Contains 320mg omega-3 fatty acids per 113g serving. 120mg EPA200mg 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 instructionsCooking and serving tips
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).
- Rinse fish quickly in cold, clean water.
- Cook in a medium-hot lightly oiled pan, under a broiler, or on the grill for 7-8 minutes, 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.
- NOTE: It is perfectly safe and healthful to serve our fish raw or partly cooked, because flash-freezing has rendered it 100% sushi-safe.
- 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.
ShippingFrozen 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.
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