Frozen Black Cod



Despite its name, black cod isn’t technically black. Come to think of it, it isn’t technically a cod either. 

Also known as sablefish, these dark grey, deep-sea dwellers are common to the Northern Pacific Ocean and can sometimes reach up to 90 years of age.

Black cod often goes by the nickname “butterfish”, which might give us a clue as to why they have become so highly prized.

This fish’s silky smooth, fatty, white meat became the talk of the town when renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa began serving his now famous miso-marinated black cod dish in his eponymous restaurants all over the world.

How to Cook

You’d be surprised how easy it is to blow your dinner party guests away with your take on Nobu’s classic black cod dish. Defrost your frozen black cod and begin preparing by bathing in a marinade of sake, mirin, white miso paste and sugar. 

Then, when you’re ready to serve, place the fish in a pan on a high heat and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes to achieve that characteristic caramelisation on the outside. Then transfer to an oven set to 400°F / 200°C for 5-10 minutes to finish cooking. 

When cooked, the flesh should be glistening and easy to separate. 

What to Drink

When selecting a wine to go with your dish, a useful tip is to select a good version of whatever wine you may have used as an ingredient in the dish itself. 

So in this case, why not pair with sake to give your dinner party guests the full Nobu experience.


All our fresh and frozen fish and seafood arrives at your door vacuum packed. This helps to ensure that it stays fresh and is easy to store in your fridge or freezer.


All fresh fish and seafood should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature of between 1 and 4°C and consumed by the date given on its packaging. 


All orders will arrive within 1-2 working days, except for some local deliveries within Sussex which are shipped the same day via our own transport.

All deliveries will arrive before 5.30pm.

We offer free delivery to all UK postcodes on orders over £40.

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