What’s the difference between Alaskan Cod and Black Cod Fish? How do you choose between two delicious catches?

While making your decision, there are a few factors to consider – the leading one being the dish you’d like to prepare. So, here are some key differentiators between the two catches, along with some tasty recipe inspiration for both. 


Alaskan Cod, also called Pacific Cod, is a beautiful white-fleshed fish that is commonly found in the waters of the North Pacific. It offers a mild, versatile flavor as well as a firm, flaky texture. 

It’s famously used for Fish & Chips and is also tasty as a savory bake or roast. 


Black Cod, also known as Sablefish or (the most fun) Butterfish, is a rich, velvety fish that’s found in the North Pacific and the North Atlantic. It boasts a high oil content as well as a delicate, sweet flavor. 

It’s most known in the form of a Miso-Glazed Black Cod or baked in parchment with herbs and veggies.

So, with the differences out of the way, here are some similarities: 

  • Both are low in calories
  • Both are high in omega-3s, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals
  • Both are as delicious as they are easy to prep

When it comes to these two, you can’t go wrong with Wild-Caught Black Cod or Wild-Caught Alaskan Cod. 

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