There is nothing better than enjoying fresh seafood while sitting outside on a warm evening.
Now that it’s summertime, it’s time to try out some delicious homemade seafood recipes, especially Alaskan pollock!
Did you know that Alaskan pollock is one of the most consumed seafood species in the United States? And for good reason too!
Pollock has a mild flavor that is similar to cod. It has a light, flaky texture and, like most fish, is loaded with lean protein and essential vitamins.
Pollock can be pan-seared, baked, or grilled and its versatile flavor makes it easy to pair with almost any side dish.
Are you in need of a little inspiration? Here are 15 of the best pollock recipes to try making at home.
1. Baked pollock with a cheddar and herb crust
This recipe is bursting with fresh herb flavors and comes together in just about 20 minutes.
You will need four pollock fillets seasoned with salt and pepper. Place them on a baking tray with the skin side down and make sure the tray is well-oiled so the fish doesn’t stick.
The crust is made up of breadcrumbs, finely grated cheddar cheese, garlic, melted butter, fresh parsley, and fresh dill.
Mix all of the crust ingredients in a bowl and press a generous amount on top of the pollock before baking.
A helpful tip is to slightly warm up the plates they will be served on. This will help to keep the fish warm so you can enjoy it down to the last bite.
2. Oven-baked pollock
Do you struggle with deciding what to cook for dinner on a busy weeknight?
This easy pollock recipe might become your new go-to. It also only has four ingredients!
All you need are four to six pollock fillets, sour cream, grated parmesan cheese, and melted butter.
Simply season the fillets with salt and pepper to your liking, spread the sour cream mixture on them, and bake.
If you’d like the fillets to be a bit more brown and crispy, turn on the broiler for a minute or two before removing them from the oven.
3. Frozen pollock
This one isn’t a specific recipe, but more so some tips on how to cook pollock from frozen.
When shopping for frozen pollock at the grocery store, make sure it is completely solid and store it in your freezer properly.
When it comes time to thaw the fillets, place them in the refrigerator overnight or immerse them in cold water while sealed in a plastic bag.
Frozen pollock can be cooked on the stove, in the oven, or on the grill. It is not recommended to cook it in the microwave.
4. Chili garlic Alaskan pollock
This recipe combines sweet, spicy, and savory flavors to make an unforgettable meal.
The pollock fillets are served atop a bed of warm quinoa and freshly cooked veggies, including onions, tomatoes, squash, and zucchini.
To make the glaze, thoroughly mix Sriracha, mustard, and honey and brush part of the mixture on top of each of the fillets.
The rest of the mixture will be mixed in with Greek yogurt and drizzled on top once the bowl is assembled.
The pollock and vegetables are then roasted in the oven and served on top of the quinoa.
This homemade meal is easy, healthy, and sure to please everyone!
5. Easy Alaskan pollock fish tacos
Are you in the mood for tacos, but not craving chicken or beef? Fish tacos are an excellent choice and pollock is a great fish to use for them.
This recipe cooks the pollock in an instant pot, but it can be cooked however you prefer. Once it’s finished cooking, cut it into bite-sized pieces. This won’t require much effort though since pollock is a flaky fish.
The recipe lists chopped vegetables such as onions, red peppers, green onions, and cilantro as toppings. You can dress the tacos up with whichever toppings you prefer! Serve them on warm tortillas and enjoy.
6. Grilled lemon pollock
Are you hosting a few guests for dinner? This pollock recipe is sure to blow them away. The bright flavors of fresh dill and lemon juice will not disappoint.
The fish is marinated before it’s grilled so all of the flavors are locked inside. The marinade consists of dill, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, and a bit of salt, pepper, and sugar.
Allow the fish to marinate for about 20 minutes, but the longer, the better. Make sure the grill is preheated before you place them on there. It’s also easy to overcook pollock, but don’t! Once it easily flakes off with a fork, it’s ready to be devoured.
7. Baked pollock
This baked pollock recipe is almost identical to number 2 on this list. It includes a mixture of sour cream, parmesan cheese, and melted butter to smother on top of the pollock fillets.
Be sure to season them with salt and pepper first. The pollock should be baked in a well-greased baking dish at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for a half hour.
If you prefer a bit of spiciness, sprinkle your pollock with a few drops of your favorite hot sauce.
8. Lemon butter sauce for whitefish
This simple sauce can be used to dress up any variety of white fish, including pollock.
All you need is freshly squeezed lemon juice, a quarter stick of butter, fresh parsley, chopped shallot, and a pinch of salt. Chopped almonds are optional as well.
The butter should be cut into small pieces and added a bit at a time to thicken the sauce.
It’s important to watch the sauce so it doesn’t burn. Once the pollock is cooked, spoon a generous amount of sauce over it and let your tastebuds go wild.
9. Oven-baked pollock with pesto sauce
Pesto tastes amazing on just about anything. This recipe is so simple, the pollock fillets should be seasoned with salt and pepper and then smother the pesto on top. You can use either homemade or store-bought pesto.
Bake the pollock in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 to 12 minutes. Serve them with a small salad or your favorite rice.
10. Alaskan pollock foil packets
Do you stress about having to prepare the main course and a side dish? Well, you can do both with this recipe! By creating an aluminum foil pouch, you can cook the pollock and veggies on the grill all at once.
This recipe uses zucchini and yellow squash for the veggies. Slice them into half-moon-shaped pieces and dress them in olive oil, then place the pollock fillets on top and season them.
The packet will lock in heat nicely when they are cooking on the grill, making them the perfect summertime meal.
11. Alaskan pollock a la plancha
“Plancha” is the Spanish word for “iron,” and this delicious recipe is cooked in a cast-iron skillet. It features a plethora of fresh veggies such as bell peppers, potatoes, pearl onions, and tomatoes.
Pollock cooks beautifully in a cast-iron skillet. Once everything is fully cooked, it should be garnished with parsley, olive oil, salt, and pepper. It’s recommended to serve this dish with a side of toasted bread.
12. Garlic butter pollock fillets
Here is another easy dish that is incredibly flavorful. Simply mix minced garlic, melted butter, dried parsley, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
Once the oven preheats to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, arrange the fillets in a single layer in a baking dish and pour the mixture over them.
Bake them for about 25 to 30 minutes, but feel free to adjust the bake time depending on the thickness of the fillets.
13. Baked pollock with tomatoes and feta
Are you following the Mediterranean diet? Even if you aren’t, you’ll still want to add this delicious pollock recipe to your list.
This recipe is so easy to assemble. Layer the pollock fillets in a greased baking dish and top them with seasoning, chopped tomatoes, dried herbs, feta, and lemon juice.
Once it is finished baking, serve it alongside a fresh green salad. This healthy meal just might become your new favorite dinner!
14. Breaded pollock fillets for 2
Cooking for two? There’s a recipe for that, too. This one combines breadcrumbs and various spices to dredge the pollock fillets in. The spices include salt, pepper, garlic powder, and rubbed sage.
After combining the ingredients well, coat the fillets in the mixture before baking them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve the breaded pollock with a salad, rice, or your favorite vegetables as a side dish.
15. Alaskan pollock southwestern salad with avocado dressing
Lastly, a healthy and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. This pollock southwestern salad even comes with a homemade avocado dressing recipe, too!
Did you know that Alaskan pollock also comes in burger form? That is what this recipe features. The salad not only is topped with that, but also with black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onion, and garnishes of your choice, such as fresh cilantro or avocado.
The stunning homemade dressing is made with avocado, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic. It will be a bit thick, so add a bit of water until you reach the desired consistency.
Nothing beats seafood in the summertime, and these pollock dishes will not disappoint. Which of these delicious recipes will you be trying first?
15 Easy Pollock Recipes
- 1. Baked pollock with a cheddar and herb crust
- 2. Oven-baked pollock
- 3. Frozen pollock
- 4. Chili garlic Alaskan pollock
- 5. Easy Alaskan pollock fish tacos
- 6. Grilled lemon pollock
- 7. Baked pollock
- 8. Lemon butter sauce for whitefish
- 9. Oven-baked pollock with pesto sauce
- 10. Alaskan pollock foil packets
- 11. Alaskan pollock a la plancha
- 12. Garlic butter pollock fillets
- 13. Baked pollock with tomatoes and feta
- 14. Breaded pollock fillets for 2
- 15. Alaskan pollock southwestern salad with avocado dressing
- Choose your favorite dish!
- Prepare ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready in 30 minutes or less!
Saturday 15th of January 2022
All recipes sound delicious! I will definitely give them a try! I grew up in Poland and had pollock as fried filets very often.