Alaskan cod fillets, known more commonly as Pacific cod, are moist and fleshy with large meat flakes. It has a mild flavor, delicate texture, and a high oil content. Alaska cod is incredibly versatile; it can be baked, broiled, steamed, and even fried. Due to its mild flavor, Alaska cod can be prepared with almost any herb, sauce, spice, or marinade. Alaska cod is lean, making it a great choice for a healthy diet.
Alaskan cod have a mild flavor that puts it on the list of the top 10 fish favorites compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A 3-ounce fillet of Alaskan cod has just 72 calories and 16 grams of complete protein. The amazing thing about Alaskan cod is that it only has 0.4 grams of total fat, which makes it virtually fat-free, yet such a large percentage of the fat is in the form of omega-3 fatty acids that a 3-ounce fillet supplies 9 percent of men’s and 13 percent of women’s daily intake.