Icelandic cod is the same species as the more familiar Atlantic cod but a separate stock. It comes from the chilly waters around Iceland and is much larger and more migratory (thus leaner) than its overfished cousin.
Cod is firm with large, succulent flakes, and it has a mild flavor. You can do almost anything with it—unlike most fish, it stands up to hearty sauces. It is great for fish and chips, and It is good sautéed, steamed, baked, and fried. Seafood Watch rates Icelandic Cod a "Good Alternative," and it is MSC certified. Low to moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $14.00
8 oz. for $7.00*
-- Jamon-Wrapped Cod with Borlotti Bean Stew (adapted from Jamie Oliver)
-- Cod en Persillade (Thomas Keller)