Wild cod fillets, sourced from the pristine northeastern reaches of the Atlantic Ocean, are gently poached in olive oil until they are tender and flaky—but never mushy. We love their sweet, succulent flavor: Even though no butter goes into their preparation, the fillets have a buttery richness you won't find in other preserved (or even fresh) cod. Family-run company Bacalaos Alkorta, based on the Basque coast of Spain, packs them in high-quality olive oil that gives the usually lean fish a wonderful lusciousness and imparts distinct grassy-fruity notes.
Try these cod fillets as an upgrade to canned tuna in any recipe, but especially for niçoise salads and pasta—cod is both a lighter-tasting option, as it has a more delicate flavor than tuna, as well as a richer option thanks to the silky olive oil. Or make a simple and delicious open-faced sandwich: Spread a few forkfuls of cod on a hearty rye or baguette with a sprinkle of salt, chopped fresh herbs, a splash of lemon juice and peppery shaved radish.
Net Weight: 4.5 ounces
Ingredients: Cod, olive oil, salt
Place of Origin: Spain