[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kjaergaard Magnus Kjaergaard] at Monterey Bay, California

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kjaergaard Magnus Kjaergaard] at Monterey Bay, California

Ling Cod

Alternative Names: Buffalo cod, cultus cod

Monterey Bay Recommendation: Buy lingcod ("kinmutsu" in sushi) from the U.S. and British Columbia because it’s a "Best Choice" or "Good Alternative." Heads up: More than 80% of the lingcod caught in the U.S. is a "Best Choice."

Uses in Cooking: These versatile fish can be baked, broiled, fried, grilled, sauteed, or steamed.

Similar Fish: Cod, spotted sand bass, striped bass

Description: This is a lean white fish with a somewhat firm texture and large flakes. It is mild flavored, but interesting. It is prone to drying out, so it should be cooked quickly.

Fun Facts: The meat of some Ling Cod is bright blue. It can look unnatural and fish with this meat will also have a bright blue mouth.