It’s Not Always About the Salmon

Don’t get me wrong… I love, love, love wild salmon- raw, cedar-plank roasted or grilled, but if you’re thinking it’s the only healthy fish out there, get ready to stand corrected.

Think Black Cod.

Also known as Butterfish (and they are, indeed, oh-so-buttery in terms of texture) or Sablefish, and coming in from the not too distant shores of the Pacific NW, it, like Salmon, is very high in Omega 3s.  Aside from their obvious place in the Paleo protein family, they’re also quite sustainable, low in mercury and PCBs and a great source of iodine, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc, calcium and iron.

Pan-sear them with coconut oil, ginger, garlic and shallots, or bake in parchment with fresh basil, oregano, parsley and lemon.

While they’re trickier to de-bone than your typical filet of salmon, the extra little bit of diligence needed to make sure you slow down and eat more carefully is not only worth their lovely flavor, it will ensure you have more time to enjoy and less time to gulp!

I’m having mine simply broiled on a bed of steamed chard for dinner this evening. Simple is sometimes the most devine!