Is Cod Kosher Fish?
- Although growing up I always thought cod to be a non-kosher fish, is cod kosher is not exactly a fair question. Cod is not a single fish but a genus of fish which means there are many species associated with the name cod and many kinds of cod are kosher. Similarly there are many fish not part of the cod fish family that often classified as cod. In fact Haddock and Hake which are one of the most common kinds of fish marketed as cod are not even really part of the cod family and are kosher cod.
Kosher Cod has mild flavor and a dense, flaky white flesh. Cod livers are processed to make cod liver oil, an important source of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).
Kosher Cod Recipes
See below for Kosher cod recipes
See also fish patties recipes here.
Here is a list of Kosher Cod as listed by the cRc – Chicago Rabbinical Council
Codfish (Family Gadidae), Including: Cod (Gadus morhua), Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus); Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus); Pollock, saithe, or coalfish (Pollachius virens); Walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma); Hakes (Urophycis species); Whiting (Meriangius merlangus); Blue whiting or poutassou (Micromesistius poutassou); Tomcods or frostfish (Microgradus species). Sablefish or black cod (Anoplopoma fimbria),
Cod – cultus, black, blue, or ling
Greenlings (Family Hexagrammidae), Including: Greenlings (Hexagrammos species); Kelp greenling or seatrout (Hexagrammos decagrammus); Lingcod, cultus or blue cod (Ophiodon elongatus); Atkamackerel (Pleurogrammus monopterygius).
For more general Kosher information see What Is Kosher? A Brief Guide to Eating Kosher
Is Cod Kosher posted by Culinary Kosher Recipes