First of all, Black Cod is not black. In fact, it’s not even in the cod family.
Black cod, also known as Sablefish and Butterfish, is a gourmet fish with a rich, buttery flavor and delicate, silky texture. It has so many different names because it is so popular around the globe. It is found on the menus of the world's most exclusive seafood restaurants. While it is known as a delicacy in many countries, it is especially popular in Japan. In fact, Black Cod can be hard to find in the U.S. because most of it is loaded directly into containers and exported to Japan. However, we have definitely seen a growing awareness and appreciation for Black Cod in the states. It is showing up in many gourmet restaurants, and becoming popular among foodies and adventurous eaters.