Ahh, smoked black cod! This beautiful fish has exceptional flavor, and anabundance of vitamins and minerals. Black cod scores high in protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. And yes, at only 218 calories a serving, you will be on your way to meeting your weight loss goal. At the same time, you will enjoy the unique flavor and a treasure chest of benefits.
Although black cod, also known as Sablefish, is mainly caught in Alaska, this delicious seafood is available in most grocery stores year round. Black cod is usually frozen and then smoked. Because of its rich flavor and delicate texture, black cod is quickly moving from a little known weight loss secret, to becoming one of the most popular fish on the market!
Along with protein and omega 3 fatty acids, black cod contains calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. Omega 3 fatty acids can help lower your cholesterol level, fight off inflammation, speeds up your metabolism and helps to prevent diabetes by controlling blood sugars.The high protein content helps to build muscles, and maintain healthy bones and skin.
With its beautiful color, black cod looks wonderful on your table. The soft smooth textures allows your fork to cut through it like butter. Talk about melting in your mouth!
Alright, now I’m ready to eat! Lets talk about some ways to prepare and enjoy this delicious fish. You can easily prepare black cod in numerous ways such as smoked, grilled, broiled, steamed, and baked.
I love making black cod appetizers and snacks. Just cook your fish any way you like it, and place a small piece of on top of cucumber slices. Sprinkle on some sesame seeds for extra decoration and flavor.
For lunch, a black cod fish wrap is an excellent choice for variety. Prepare a nice piece of fish and add a small amount of avocado, and onion and wrap it up! A salad topped with small pieces of beautiful black cod will add additional nutrition and flavor.
My favorite way to enjoy black cod for dinner is to squeeze some fresh lemon on top and bake in the oven with a few spices for extra flavor. Try some spinach or brussels sprouts for a great side dish.
There are many ways to add black cod into your diet. Keep some extra in your freezer for later use. I’m sure you will love having it close by for whenever you get the impulse to eat this great power food.
This is one way to make a very impressive snack or appetizer for when you have guests over!
The Power Blast!
Calories: 3 ounces smoked 218 calories
Protein: 15 g
Vitamin C: 0
Cholesterol: 54 mg
Potassium: 400 mg
Sodium: 627 mg
Saturated Fat: 4 g