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Turmeric Sablefish (Black Cod) with Tomatoes & Capers

Turmeric Sablefish (Black Cod) with Tomatoes & Capers Recipe
Photo courtesy Kelley Jordan

May Premium Sitka Seafood Share
Recipe & Cooking Tips

Turmeric Sablefish (Black Cod) with Tomatoes & Capers | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 25 min
Serves: 4


  • Fish:
  • 1 sablefish fillet
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 doz Castelvetrano olives, pitted and smashed lightly with the side of a chefs' knife
  • 1 Tbsp capers, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice, approx. ½ lemon, squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Rice:
  • 1 c jasmine rice
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1-2 tsp caraway seeds


Cook Rice

Combine the rice with 1¾ cup water, the butter, and caraway seeds. Bring to a boil, and boil until most of the moisture has evaporated. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Prepare sablefish

Heat non-stick sauté pan to medium-high, then add 1 tbsp olive oil. Drizzle sablefish with olive oil and lightly rub into the flesh; salt and pepper to taste the flesh and skin, then coat the flesh with turmeric (it’s not necessary to put turmeric on the skin).

Carefully place the sablefish into your pan, skin side down.

Combine ingredients

Flip once the flesh above the skin starts to turn more white/cooked, then add the tomatoes, olives, and capers to the pan.

Once the sablefish is cooked to preference, add parsley and lemon juice to the pan, and mix with the tomatoes, capers, and olives. Salt and pepper to taste.

Plate + Serve

Flip the sablefish onto a plate carefully with a spatula and pour the remaining ingredients onto the fish.

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Turmeric Sablefish (Black Cod) with Tomatoes & Capers Recipe | Sitka Salmon Shares

Turmeric Sablefish

- with Chef Lewis, Kelley, and JD -

The youngest and most adorable chef on the Sitka Salmon Shares team teaches us how to quarantine in the best way possible... By making delicious seafood meals with hook-and-line caught sablefish (black cod), of course! Featuring and produced by our amazing photographer and videographer dynamic-duo, Kelley and JD Schuyler of Skyler Creative.