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30 Pollock Recipes to Impress Your Family and Guests

A sustainable alternative to cod, the Alaskan pollock is a highly versatile white fish that can be cooked in a wide range of different ways. This fish can be baked, seared in a pan, grilled, or cooked in a water bath, a la sous vide. It’s a protein-rich fish packed with nutrients like magnesium, vitamins, and minerals, making it a great choice for your heart and overall health.

You can easily find frozen and fresh pollock at your supermarket or fishmonger, so it’s perfect for a weekday meal or dinner party. These pollock recipes run the gamut from impossibly simple to chef-worthy, and each of them tastes incredible!

#1. Baked Pollock With a Cheddar and Herb Crust

Encrusted in a mix of cheese, herbs, and breadcrumbs, the pollock is baked to perfection with a subtle golden crust. Every bite is full of a savory and herby flavor with a crusty texture that is to die for. This pollock recipe will go very well with a fresh salad, green beans, or sautéed potatoes.

#2. Baked Pollock With Sour Cream Sauce and Pickles

Juicy, tender pollock cooked in a delectable sour cream, pickle, and garlic sauce, this recipe will be a hit at any event. For the best results, you’ll want to marinate the fish in the sauce for a few hours prior to baking to bring out the most flavor and a beautiful aroma.

#3. Thai-Inspired Wild Alaska Pollock Meatballs With Sweet Potato Noodles and Almond Butter Sauce

This Thai-inspired dish is easy, quick to prepare, and tastes exceptionally good. What you need to do is pulse together a mix of vegetables, pollock, egg, herbs, and condiments, and form meatballs. While the meatballs bake, make your sauce by combining almond butter, lime juice, olive oil, soy sauce, and ginger. Toss the baked meatballs in sauce and serve on a bed of sweet potato noodles!

#4. Easy Fish Tacos Using Alaska Pollock

Tacos are great for quick weeknight dinners, especially when you make them with a hefty dose of protein and veggies. Something about raw greens and shredded cheese just makes pollock come alive. This recipe is so easy that even the kids can lend a hand in preparing a meal. Just prep all your ingredients and assemble.

#5. Grilled Pollock with Olive, Lemon and Onion Salsa

These pollock filets paired with a beautifully bright and fresh salsa made of olives, red onion, and lemon are set to warm everyone up. Serve your white fish with salad and barley, then drizzle your salsa all over. This is bound to be your new favorite recipe for family meals during the colder months!

#6. Baked Pollock With Garlic Lemon Butter, Spinach, and Roasted Potatoes

If you want your pollock moist and buttery soft after cooking, steaming it in parchment paper is the way to do it. Place your pollock on a bed of fresh spinach in the parchment boats and drizzle with a zesty sauce of garlic, lemon, and mustard. Bake with potatoes in the same pan for 20 minutes. Serve!

#7. Pollock With Pesto Crust

This is a simple dish that uses fennel bulbs to dress up your fish along with some tomatoes, onion, and rosemary. The vegetables are cooked in butter with vegetable broth and then baked with the fish. The Parmesan, oats, and pesto crust on your pollock brings this meal together beautifully.

#8. Easy Alaska Pollock and Veggies Foil Packet Dinner

Foil packets are like little packages filled with delicious surprises. Wrap up some potatoes, asparagus, pollock, lemon, oil, and seasoning to serve up a complete meal. Make sure you slice the potatoes thinly so they cook within the same time as everything else. Garnish this easy masterpiece with lemon slices and green onions.

#9. Alaska Pollock a la Plancha

A Spanish cooking method, “a la plancha” refers to cooking meat or fish on a cast iron skillet to get a lovely sear. This recipe delivers a wonderful mix of pollock, charred sweet peppers, onions, potatoes, lemons, and tomatoes. Finish your dish with olive oil, salt, pepper, and serve with toasted bread.

#10. Greek Baked Pollock

Bring some fresh Greek flavors into your kitchen with this one-tray bake. It features feta, aubergine, courgettes, fresh pollock, garlic oil, and a generous helping of herbs. Serve your flaky fish with baby spinach, lemon zest, oregano, and a squeeze of lemon juice to finish.

#11. Beer-Battered Pollock Bites

Beer-battered fish is a classic British favorite, and for a good reason. To make these crispy fishy bites, you’ll first prepare your sauce with mayonnaise, lime juice, and coriander and set it aside. Then, dredge your pollock in the batter and deep fry until you get a beautiful golden color. Serve your fish with the dipping sauce and lime wedges.

#12. Alaskan Pollock Southwestern Salad With Avocado Dressing

Here’s a healthy, flavorful Tex-Mex fish salad that will make you think twice before ordering that hamburger. Pan-seared pollock served with black beans, corn, tomatoes, and mixed greens is a healthy, filling meal. Topped with an irresistible avocado dressing flavored with garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice, this dish will have everyone reaching for seconds.

#13. Crispy Wild Alaskan Pollock With Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Tartar Sauce

Elevate simple fish sticks to a restaurant-worthy gourmet meal. In this recipe, you’ll coat your pollock with potato flakes to give it a crispy texture. Take the time to prepare your own tartar sauce with mayo, pickle relish, and capers — you won’t regret it. Serve with roasted broccoli and mashed potatoes.

#14. Wild Pollock Fish Burgers With Mango Guacamole

The next time you feel like having a burger, make yourself this recipe instead. You’ll enjoy a healthy dose of omega-3 with fewer calories and a ton of flavor. The fish burgers are coated in creamy guacamole made from avocado, mango, lime, red onion, and spices. For carbs, serve in a whole-wheat bun.

#15. Baked Pollock With Bechamel Sauce

When you give pollock a proper béchamel treatment, you end up with a tender, moist, and fragrant fish that melts in your mouth. Your seafood will look fabulous sitting on a bed of fresh greens and served with rice or some creamy mash.

#16. Creamy Wild Alaska Pollock Enchiladas

This recipe makes use of poblanos, tomatillos, and cilantro to prepare an enchilada sauce that’s unbelievably tasty with poached pollock. The tortillas are dipped in this lip-smacking sauce, filled with wild Alaska pollock filling, and then baked. Top with Mexican crema and chopped cilantro for a Mexican dish that you’ll want to prepare time and again!

#17. Teriyaki Pollock and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Stir-frys are one of the easiest and tastiest meals you can make with nearly any ingredient. Teriyaki sauce is so versatile, you can use it on pollock to give it an Asian touch. Cook your carrots, scallions, bean sprouts, pollock, and ginger in a wok. Serve with rice for a hearty meal.

#18. Alaska Pollock Gratin

This gratin recipe is perfect for the whole family. Tender Alaskan pollock topped with a cheesy sauce makes an irresistible meal, especially when it’s topped with breadcrumbs and rosemary sprigs. To give your dish a beautiful golden color, add some butter into your breadcrumbs beforehand.

#19. Dried Pollock Soup

This healthy Korean dish called bugeoguk makes use of dried pollock, also known as hwangtae. This dry fish has a unique texture that’s flaky and spongy, making it perfect for wintertime soups. The pollock is brought alive with fish sauce, Korean radish, and sesame oil, giving you a lovely mix of flavors.

#20. Instant Pot Coconut Crusted Alaska Pollock

If you’re wondering how to prepare fish in your pressure cooker, give this Instant Pot recipe a try. In just under 20 minutes, you’ll have perfectly cooked pollock with panko bread and coconut crust that’s hard to beat. Serve your fish with rice to soak up that lemon-coconut flavor and roasted vegetables like asparagus.

#21. Hoisin-Glazed Wild Alaskan Pollock

Hoisin sauce is a beloved Chinese condiment that can be used in a host of different dishes. In this recipe, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and rice vinegar form a savory-sweet glaze for your flaky pollock filets. The dish pairs exceptionally well with a side of crisp sautéed vegetables and a sprinkle of furikake and green onions.

#22. Sous Vide Pollock With Celeriac and Mussels

Sous vide is a cooking technique where meat or fish is cooked by vacuum sealing it and submerging it in temperature-controlled water. It may sound complicated, but if you follow the steps, the results are so worth it! Here, the pollock is marinated in thyme, lemon zest, and peppercorns before cooking and served with mussels, sea vegetables, celeriac, and crunchy hazelnuts.

#23. Pan-Fried Pollock Filet on a Purée of Potatoes With a Caper Sauce

In this delectable dish, pan-fried pollock combines with a creamy potato purée and caper sauce resulting in an impressive but quick and easy dish for weeknights. You don’t need any fancy ingredients to make this stellar meal — just fish, butter, potatoes, lemon, chicken stock, rosemary, and capers! Simple, hearty, and super tasty!

#24. Wild Alaskan Pollock and Quinoa With Tomato-Caper Sauce

This incredibly flavorful meal is also very healthy and can be made in just half an hour. Flaky and tender pollock filets are served over a scrumptious bed of quinoa and vegetables. Top it off with the sauce made with olive oil, capers, and tomatoes for a delightful flavor.

#25. Fried Garlic Soy Wild Alaska Pollock

Put your deep fryer to good use for a meal you’ll never forget. This crispy battered Alaskan pollock coated with a homemade chili garlic sauce will steal the show at any event! The two-ingredient sauce made with soy sauce and chili garlic sauce adds a punch of flavor to the fish. Serve with steamed rice and a refreshing cucumber salad.

#26. Wild Alaska Pollock Coconut Curry With Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Ready to make a pollock curry that will impress even the pickiest of eaters? In this dish, you poach the pollock in a lovely coconut curry made with broccoli, bell pepper, cauliflower, coconut milk, and various herbs and spices. Serve your curry with basmati rice and a cucumber yogurt sauce for an explosion of flavors.

#27. Baked Pollock Parcels With Ginger and Tamari Vegetables

Cooked with refreshing veggies like pak choi, spring onions, and pepper, this baked pollock recipe is a culinary delight. The dish is enhanced with an umami tamari dressing that’s easy to make and great for other dishes as well. Serve your fish with nutty brown basmati rice to soak up the delicious juices.

#28. Sheet Pan Wild Alaska Pollock With Kale, Butternut Squash, and Cranberries

This dish is a beautiful blend of textures and colors. Not only is it pleasant on the eyes, it’s also incredibly healthy. Baked pollock is served on a bed of kale and baked butternut squash. Topped with spicy honeyed pecans and dried cranberries, this dish is a masterpiece perfect for dinner parties.

#29. Soy Sauce Cured Sous Vide Pollock With Green Apple Salad Recipe

Brine your pollock filet with a combination of soy sauce, fish sauce, and miso paste for a flavor-packed dish. The fish is cooked sous vide and served with a tart and spicy green apple salad made with apple, tomato, carrot, and green beans. To finish, sprinkle on some cilantro and roasted peanuts.

#30. Pollock Montreal

You’d be hard-pressed to find a simpler recipe than this. Season your pollock filets with black pepper and paprika and bake them with onion, tomato, and green pepper. Once the fish is cooked, top it off with some Cheddar cheese and bake until the cheese melts. Serve with some rice or a simple salad!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.