Cod is the classic white fish. It’s not just the traditional fish and chips, but also delicious as a flaky fillet with an array of accompaniments.
Cod is naturally low in fat while still containing lots of the essential nutrients that we love fish for: protein (one of the body’s main building blocks), selenium, iodine and vitamin B-12. If you’re looking for a lean but filling food, are on a bit of a health kick or avoiding meat, then cod is ideal.
It’s also very versatile – tasty with delicate flavours of lemon and herbs, packs a punch with spices and garlic, or enjoyable simply on its own. Since it doesn’t have a strong “fishy” taste, cod is brilliant for introducing children to seafood; meaning Captain Birds Eye’s cod fish fingers have been the maker of many a fish fanatic.