Blue Cod, Lingcod Ophiodon elongatus Buffalo Cod, Greenling, Green Cod, Rock Cod, Rockfish, Rock Trout
The Ling Cod is actually a Pacific greenling. The Latin name translates as elongated snake tooth, referencing the canine looking teeth that line the fish's mouth.
With a mild flavor it is second only to smaller in the West Coast markets. The meat is tender yet firm and a little chewy with large soft , moist flakes. The flesh sometimes has a greenish color but cooks up white.
The principal season for lingcod runs from October to May in the North and April to October in California.
Quality Beware of meat that is brownish or reddish in color as this is a sign the fish is old or was not properly bled.