Baked Black Cod with Fresh Parsley Salsa

15 min Cook
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Living in the town of Molyvos on Lesvos Island gives you the opportunity to eat the freshest seafood.  I also happen to come from a family that had fishing vessels from the 1900s up until the 1960s.  My father was a seafood aficionado so seafood was the main staple of our house.  We would eat fish and all other types of seafood at least twice per week, if not 3 times.  

This particular fish, Black Cod, less known as Sablefish, goes great with my Fresh Parsley salsa

First, Cod and Black Cod are not the same.  In fact, the correct name for Black Cod is Sablefish. Sablefish has fatty meat, a velvety and buttery flavor, compared to the white and flaky, leaner, and firmer Cod meat.

Black Cod (Sable Fish)

black cod sable fish


Traditional Cod (Bakaliaro) 


With regards to price, Black Cod (Sablefish) is much more expensive than Cod both in restaurants and at the supermarket. 

If you are on Keto, then Black Cod (Sablefish) is your friend and is up there with Salmon, Mackerel, and Tuna.  I use Black Cod to make fish stock/fish broth because of the fat content.  

Baked Black Cod with Fresh Parsley Salsa

Baked Black Cod with Fresh Parsley Salsa

This is a quick and easy-baked Black Cod (Sablefish) dish with my Fresh Parsley Salsa which you can find under “Sauces and Dressings.”
prep time
5 min
cooking time
15 min
total time
20 min


  • Baking Pan


  • 1 lb. (450 grams) of fresh Black Cod

  • 1.5 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • Fresh Parsley Salsa (see Sauces & Dressings)


Preheat your oven to 400 F Degreed (about 200 C Degrees).
Rinse your fish and pat dry it well using kitchen paper towels.
Arrange your cod in a baking tray. Add your olive oil on the fish, and your salt and pepper to taste.
Bake the cod for about 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish. Once done remove from the oven.
Add your Fresh Parsley Salsa over your Black Cod and serve immediately.
Enjoy! Bon Appetit! Kali Orexi.


Make your Fresh Parsley Salsa first and set aside. You can use any other kind of fish as well; grouper, halibut, cod, snapper, sea bass, or sea bream will all work with this recipe.

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Sauces & Dressings

Fresh Parsley Salsa

1 min Cook