This week you will enjoy some beautiful pot-caught Alaskan true cod! Yours came from the frozen northlands by way of F/V Raven Bay, Captain Dustan Dickerson out of Dutch Harbor, AK, pot caught. Talk about balls of steel. These guys fish Kodiak all winter!
This is a deeply awesome fishery, and there are several reasons why I am happy to support this fishery… for one thing, these guys are pulling up true cod from pots up off the ocean floor in 2,000 feet of water in Alaska right now, which is badass in itself and a truly sustainable alternative to typical trawling. For another, this is one of the few fish on the West Coast that's called a cod and actually is a cod! ("rock cod," lingcod and black cod are not true gadiformes). Visit the info page for more info on this tasty and sustainable slab.
Perfect for fish and chips or any "cod" recipe. Be sure to check out the Fishwife's true cod recipes, and let us know what you do with it - remember, our fave fish photo wins a Sea Forager oyster shucker!
IQF = Individually Quick Frozen. If what one intends to do is run a sustainable seafood company that is fully committed to high standards, one must occasionally dip into frozen supply, especially in the off-season when big swells and closed seasons are a reality. I should also add that these fish are the same quality that goes out to the top four star restaurants in the country. I am proud to support these fishermen and delighted to offer it to you. We're excited about this fish because it's so damned delicious, mouth-watering, one of the best products we've ever offered, and we know the guys who caught it. Enjoy!
ORIGIN: F/V Raven Bay, Captain Dustan Dickerson out of Dutch Harbor, AK
INFO PAGE: click for fishery info!
RECIPES: Beer battered cod, easy-peasy cod in parchment paper, true cod with mustard-caper sauce, herb crusted true cod, true cod chowder with leeks
PREP TIP: (optional) how to skin your fish fillet VIDEO
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