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Alternative Names: Ling, Lemonfish

Monterey Bay Recommendation: Cobia caught in the U.S. Atlantic and farmed in closed tanks is a "Best Choice." Cobia from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is a "Best Choice" when caught with handlines and a "Good Alternative" when caught with longlines. Don't buy farmed cobia from Panama.

Uses in Cooking: Can be grilled, broiled, or sauteed.

Similar Fish: Swordfish is texturally similar, but Cobia is really unique and there is no great substitute.

Description: This fish is nutritionally similar to salmon and has a pronounced, but pleasant flavor. The meat is steaky and extremely firm, more like pork than other fish.

Fun Facts: Cobia are closely related to remoras, the fish that are often seen suctioned onto larger fish like sharks.