Today I have the most delicious paleo and gluten free Ginger Lime Black Cod recipe. Black Cod is also known as sablefish. I tried it for the first time when it arrived in my box of Sizzlefish. Now, you can try it too because I am teaming up with Sizzlefish to give away a box of beautiful healthy seafood delivered right to your door!  That’s right! It’s giveaway time again, woo hoo!Ginger Lime Black Cod (sablefish) #paleo | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Disclosure: I was given a sample box of Sizzlefish free of charge. I was not compensated for this post in any other way.

Confession, I had never heard of sablefish, and I had never heard of Sizzlefish either. Now I know what both are. I know that sablefish is just the same thing as Black Cod, which was on my list of seafood to try, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I knew that it was on the thumbs-up list from Monterey Bay Aquarium and I had seen an amazing recipe in Bon Appetit that I actually had torn out and pinned to my wall for a year. I wanted to show you what I was talking about, and just spent twenty minutes digging through all sorts of old files from before I moved into my new office, which isn’t new anymore, and I couldn’t find it. So you’ll just have to trust me that I was excited to have a sample of it arrive at my very frosty and snow covered door step. Sorry I’ll try to focus now.

Ginger Lime Black Cod Recipe (sablefish) #paleo on

Right, fish. Which brings me to not knowing about Sizzlefish. This is a company my new food blogging and fitness diva extraordinaire/friend Lindsay told me about. Can I just say, this is one of the best things about being a food blogger… meeting all sorts of cool people from all over, and networking and being the first people to find out about and discover cool new stuff. That’s how I found out about brewing my own kombucha and about Stitch Fix. And now this Sizzlefish thing. It is 10x cooler than StitchFix (and doesn’t make your head look like its being swallowed by a giant printed cowl-necked sweater for the tenth month in a row! Sorry. Focus. Right. ) Sizzlefish, is no surprises, perfectly portioned seafood, flash frozen when it is still at its very freshest, and then packaged up and delivered right to you. They have all different types of fish to choose from, and you can choose the combo you like. Pretty convenient.

Sizzlefish is giving away a Paleo Prime pack to one of you dear readers today. To enter, leave a comment below letting me know what is your favorite way to prepare fish. Then make sure you mark off that you did on the rafflecopter widget (that’s how I pick a random winner.) You can also gain more entries on social media, just follow the instructions on the widget.
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Ginger Lime Black Cod Recipe (sablefish) #paleo on healthyseasonalrecipes.comNow, onto this Black Cod recipe. Or sablefish, or whatever you want to call it. Deee-freakin-licious! That’s what I’ll call it. Lime, ginger and garlic. You really can’t go wrong there. These are the flavors of awesomeness. The fish is marinated in the awesomeness, and then baked, because that seems like the easiest thing to do. I garnished the fish with fresh chopped cilantro too. I served it with black and white quinoa and a recipe which you’ll be seeing here soon (next week I hope.) It was so delicious! I am so glad to have tried it!
Healthy Tip: Sablefish has the same levels of Omega Three Fatty acids as salmon!

Happy Cooking!



ginger lime black cod

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Couse
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Ginger lime marinated sablefish filet with fresh chopped cilantro on top. A gluten-free and paleo recipe.



  • 1 clove garlic, finely grated with a rasp style grater
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 4-5ounce portions black cod or sablefish filet (sub another mild white fish such as mahi mahi or haddock), about 1 pound
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Whisk garlic, lime zest, lime juice, agave syrup, olive oil, ginger and salt in a small bowl. Place sablefish in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Pour the lime mixture over the fish, press the air out of the bag and seal. Agitate bag to coat the fish in the marinade. Refrigerate, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Remove fish from the marinade and discard the marinade. Place fish, skin side down on the parchment and transfer the baking sheet to the oven. Bake until the fish is cooked through and just flakes apart when pierced with the tip of a knife, 12 to 15 minutes. Garnish with cilantro


51 mg Cholesterol, 6 g Added Sugar


  • Serving Size: 4 ounces
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 1028 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 25 g