Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters
Fishing Method: Longline, Handline
Latin: Gadus morhua | French: Cabillaud | Spanish: Bacalao | Icelandic: Þorskur
|Product||Size (oz)||Box Sizes|
|Cod Loin Skinless||8+ 12+ 14+ 16+||11, 22 lb.|
|Cod Loin Skin On||8+ 12+ 14+ 16+||11, 22 lb.|
|Cod Fillet Skinless||8-12 12-24 24-32 32+||11, 22 lb.|
|Cod Fillets Skin On||8-12 12-24 24-32 32+||11, 22 lb.|
|Cod Heads On Gutted||50 lb.|
|Cod Headless Gutted||50 lb.|
|Cod Tails||20 lb.|
|Cod Cheeks||11 lb.|
|Cod Tongues||11 lb.|
|Cod Wings||11 lb.|
|Cod Jaws||11 lb.|
|Cod Heads||22 lb.|
Atlantic Cod likes eating Capelin, Herring, Lobsters and other Shellfish.
Our Atlantic Cod is known for its snow white, pearlescent flesh, and gentle but distinctive flavour. It has a mild and slightly sweet taste with large flakes that fall apart easily when cooked.
The average size of Cod caught in Iceland is in the range of 55 to 90 cm. Cod can grow quite large; where the largest individual ever caught in Icelandic waters measured 186 cm and was 17 years old.
Salties Imports offers Atlantic Cod all throughout the year. The chart bellow shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:
As a family company with deep roots in the fishing villages of Iceland, Salties Imports chooses its fishermen and producers carefully to make sure the product is of the highest quality and freshness. Most are independent fishermen in Iceland who use small boats.
Atlantic Cod is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 100 — 200 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 4°C — 7°C. The largest fishing areas are found off the south western coast, the Westfjords, and off the south eastern coast.
Salties Traceability Program
All Cod sold by Salties Imports comes with traceability documents showing boat numbers, fishing gear, landing sites, and processing locations. It is our belief that transparency is a necessity in seafood so our customers know exactly all details of the product.
Fishery management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. A catch limitation system is the cornerstone of the Icelandic fisheries management system. Management is also supported by other measures such as area restrictions, fishing gear restrictions, and the use of closed areas to conserve important vulnerable habitats. Our Atlantic Cod is Oceanwise certified and carries the oceanwise mark.
Cod makes up such an important part of the Icelandic culture that for centuries it served as our coat of arms: A butterfly Salted Cod with a golden crown, situated on a red shield.
We recommend Deep Frying, Boiling, Pan Frying, Poaching, Baking, Grilling, Steaming, and Sautéing our Atlantic Cod.
Nutrition per 100 grams
|Nutrients and Minerals||Amount|
|Total Fat||0.4 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.093 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.22 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.056 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 g|
|Dietary Fibre||0 g|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||0.39 g|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids||0.018 g|