Our family has been eating our way through the different frozen cod options at Costco and recently bought the Furikake Crusted Cod from Sea Cuisine. We thought the cod was tasty and were pleasantly surprised by the robustness of the furikake flavor profile.
This was not our favorite frozen cod meal from Costco, we like the Everything Seasoned Cod better, but believe this is a perfectly acceptable product that a lot of people will love.
I think the real question that you will have to answer for yourself is about whether or not you like the flavor of nori. If you love nori then you will love this cod. If you hate nori then this is not the product for you.
The cod is Product Number 1707197 and currently costs $19.89.
The cod is sustainably harvested, wild caught, off the coast of Iceland.
What is Furikake?
Furikake was invented in Japan in the early 1900s by a pharmacist named Suekichi Yoshimaru. He was inspired to create a seasoning that would make it easier for people to consume essential nutrients like calcium and iron. The first furikake blend he created was a mixture of sesame seeds, ground fish bones, and seaweed.
Today, furikake comes in many different varieties, with each blend containing a unique combination of ingredients. The furikake seasoning for this fish is a combination of soy, nori and garlic.
Furikake Cod Cooking Instructions
The cooking instructions for the cod are:
- Preheat your oven to 425F.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Arrange the cod onto the baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until an internal temperature of 155F is reached.
- Let the cod cool for two minutes before serving.
We followed these instructions and the cod came out amazing. I believe that the fish would also be excellent cooked in an air fryer but do NOT recommend cooking in a microwave oven.
You get five very generous filets per box which makes for an extremely filling meal.
The crust is savory, salty and very tasty with a nice crunch. The crunch from the furikake coating is followed by the smooth, soft texture of the cod which is a great “1-2” combination.
The cod tasted fresh and light without any of the undesirable “fishiness” flavor or smell.
The furikake flavor was enjoyed by my wife and myself but I wouldn’t be surprised if your picky eaters turned their noses up at the nori flavor profile.
Serve this cod with some rice and a salad and you will have a wonderful meal!
I like the Everything Seasoned Cod at Costco a little better than this Furikake Cod but this is still an excellent option.
Costco Furikake Cod
- 1 box Furikake Cod from Costco
- 1 package Mashed Potatoes
- 1 large Salad Mix
- Preheat oven to 425F
- Line a baking tray with aluminum foil
- Place frozen furikake cod pieces on tray in a single layer
- Bake the cod for 25-30 minutes to an internal temperature of 155F
- Prepare mashed potatoes according to package instructions
- Let cod cool for two minutes then serve with mashed potatoes and salad.
One serving is about half of a filet and has the following calories:
- Calories = 190
- Fat = 6g
- Cholesterol = 35mg
- Sodium = 500mg
- Carbohydrates = 17g
- Protein = 19g
I suggest you double the calories, etc because most people are going to serve a full filet instead of 1/2 filet.
Price of Furikake Cod at Costco
The two pound box of cod costs $19.89 which is just a fuzz under $10 per pound.
At $10 per pound this is a bit expensive for cod but the quality of the fish and seasoning blend is worth the cost.
Reviews of Other Frozen Fish Options at Costco
When it comes to frozen fish you have lots of options at Costco. Some of the products we have reviewed are below:
The Trident brand is selling a Beer Battered Cod at Costco that is a Costco fan favorite with lots of raving fans and almost no negative reviews. People love to use the fish to make Fish and Chips, Fish Tacos and Fish Sandwiches.
Costco is selling the Kirkland brand of Everything Seasoned Cod at Costco and people are divided on the product with the main issue being comparison to other products. For example, many people think this cod is okay but not as good as the previous brand of Everything Seasoned cod that Costco used to sell. Other customers think this cod is okay but greatly prefer the Beer Battered Cod from Trident.
Costco is also selling the High Liner branded Miso Glazed Cod at Costco. We thought the fish was okay but not great. The miso glaze comes off the fish while baking so you will want to serve it with rice or mashed potatoes to have something to drizzle the sauce over. Everything about the meal tasted fine but was not impressive.
Costco also sells bags of Kirkland Frozen Mahi Mahi. We like to grill this meaty fish and use it for fish sandwiches. This is one of the best fish for the grill that we have come across.
Last up is a look at the Best Frozen Salmon at Costco. In general you will have a choice between Farm Raised Atlantic Salmon and Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon. The Wild Caught Sockeye is the better choice for a LOT of reasons.