How to Cook a Ling Cod

Ling cod is a fish from the cod family that is found exclusively on the west coast of North America, especially near the coast of British Columbia. Ling cod are characterized by a long, single dorsal fin, a large mouth and teeth, and deep brown to dark green coloring. Mildly flavored, the ling cod is both a good source of protein and low in fat. You can cook ling cod the same as other types of codfish.


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Rub the ling cod with olive oil and place the fillets into a baking dish. Skip the olive oil if you are cutting back on your fat consumption.

Step 3

Slide the dish into the oven and bake uncovered for roughly 20 minutes, or until the fish is flaky and cooked through.

Step 4

Remove the fish from the oven and serve with steamed or roasted vegetables, a tomato relish or sauce for added flavor.


Step 1

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a skillet and heat the pan to medium high on the stovetop.

Step 2

Add the ling cod fillets to the pan and sauté them for three to five minutes per side, turning once, until cooked through.

Step 3

Remove the pan from the heat and serve the fish with vegetables or a sauce.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking dish

  • Olive oik

  • Pan

  • Spatula

  • Needle nose pliers


Remove the small pin bones along the fillet with needle nose pliers if they have not been removed for you.

Dust the pan-fried ling cod in flour before sautéing for a slightly crisp coating.