A Very Versatile Fish

Native to the North Atlantic Ocean, cod is the most abundant groundfish in the North Atlantic and the best-known fish in the western world. Atlantic cod is harvested year-round and is lean, tender, and mild tasting, sweeter than Pacific cod with a firm, flaky texture. Preparation techniques for this fish are very versatile — it’s delicious when broiled, grilled, steamed, baked, pan-sautéed, breaded and fried, or poached. When perusing the seafood case, you’ll find that the best quality cod fillets are translucent, white to pinkish white, without bruises, moist and firm.

Fish Tip: Cod has symbolized the wealth of the sea for centuries. Its likeness has appeared on stamps, coins, corporate seals and letterheads since colonial times.

Information courtesy of Slade Gorton & Co., Inc.