black cod

noun

Definition of black cod

: a large gray to blackish bony fish (Anoplopoma fimbria of the family Anoplomatidae) of the Pacific coast that is an important food fish and has a liver rich in vitamins

called also sablefish

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The seaside restaurant finds former Wirtshaus chef Kenny Seliger cooking dishes such as pan-roasted local black cod and a Mangalitsa pork chop with fresh wasabi root, backed by a big list of California wines. Hadley Tomicki, latimes.com, "Fusion fuels Habesha Taqueria and more L.A. restaurant news," 3 June 2019 What a sight on that patio, with the Pacific Ocean roaring and the decent miso black cod and the celebrities and the rubberneckers. Bill Addison, latimes.com, "How a roaming restaurant critic landed in Los Angeles," 29 June 2019 At lunch, fish tacos made with fried black cod ($19 for three) were garnished with dollops of avocado puree and quick-pickled napa cabbage that dripped liquid onto the plate. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The Vault, San Francisco’s new Financial District blockbuster, comes up empty," 13 June 2019 Founded by Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, the brand now has more than 30 restaurants around the world and is known for its signature dishes, black cod with miso and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Nobu Houston now accepting reservations," 22 May 2018 Yellowtail sashimi, Wagyu beef tacos, black cod and tuna sashimi salad at Nobu. Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "How Deborah Lippmann Changed Oprah," 12 Apr. 2018 Nobu, where the lights are low and the black cod with yuzu is on point, or get low-key ramen at Yui. John Wogan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Dubai: The Layover Hub That’s Truly Worth Sticking Around For," 28 Mar. 2018 But her salmon recipes, like one for seared fish on a bed of kale and quinoa, appreciate the local catch, as does a simple and excellent dish of halibut in Thai curry and another for black cod with bok choy. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "From the Wilds of Alaska, Recipes for Adaptation," 26 Feb. 2018 But senior food editor Claire Saffitz, who developed the recipe, suggests only going for richer fish with a good fat content like arctic char, striped bass, black cod, sable, or salmon. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "How to Cook Fish in the Oven Perfectly Every Time," 19 Feb. 2018

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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