True Cod – A White Fish Culinary Canvas

The original ‘fish n’ chips’ fish of the United Kingdom, true cod has become a staple in the American diet. As a mild, sweet flavored fish the true cod provides a beautiful culinary canvas for simple or complex recipes. It is lean, low in calories and an excellent source of protein, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, making it a healthy and versatile choice for your menu.

Exploring the true cod fillet

Although a common tasty preparation for this fish is battered and deep-fried, the true cod makes a wonderfully healthy meal when baked or broiled. The tender, lean meat cooks quickly and your chef may choose to paint fillets with herbs, seasonings, spices, sauces and marinades of many varieties for numerous enjoyable entrees. Atlantic and Pacific cod may be used for similar recipes, but the Pacific cod tends to produce larger and thicker fillets with higher moisture content – making it less ideal for breading.

A glorious rebound from overfishing

Decades of overfishing caused populations of true cod to plummet in the past, but fisheries of both Pacific and Atlantic true cod are well-managed today and many populations are now abundant. There is some concern over bycatch from bottom trawling and longlines, but many cod fisheries are shifting to handlines. This method is highly sustainable and significantly reduces bycatch of sea turtles, sea birds and other marine animals. The Pacific cod fishery in Alaska is considered of the best managed fisheries in the world. The true cod is another significant success story to serve as an example for other fisheries to strive for to achieve sustainability.

Whether you are in search of the classic fish and chips recipe or you simply desire a quality white fish for your menu, the true cod from Pucci Foods is an excellent choice. With a certification from the Marine Stewardship Council, our business seeks out seafood from the most sustainable sources on the market. Treat your customers with healthy, fresh and sustainable seafood.

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