According to the specialists, Pollock is a type of fish that is rich in nutrients, vitamins (B12) and omega-3, a reason why it is important that you include it in your diet. In fact, if you eat this kind of fish you can help your organism increase and improve brain function, control cholesterol levels, prevent heart diseases, and the list could go on. However, whenever purchasing Pollock meat, make sure that you avoid getting it in the form of processed food and/or in prepackaged form.
In this article, we intend to share with you a handful of recipes based on Pollock that you might want to try out as soon as possible. Before doing so, we recommend that you make sure that you’ve got all the necessary ingredients. This way, you can avoid having to improvise and/or go to the store while in the middle of cooking. So, make sure that you have pen and paper near you so that you can start taking notes.
One of the easiest ways to cook Pollock is by baking it. In order to impress your friends and family with a nutritious meal, you should try out this simple recipe. Make sure that you have 4 or 6 fish fillets, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1/3 cup of sour cream, some parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
To start, preheat the oven to 350 (F) degrees. Then, place foil on your pan so that the filets won’t stick to it and then lay the meat in the pan. Next, go ahead and mix the sour cream, the butter, and the cheese and spread the resulted mixture on top of the fish. Finally, place the pan in the oven.
If your filets are rather thick, you should bake them for 25 minutes. Still, if they are not, 15 minutes should suffice. In the end, the fish should have a golden/brownish finish.
If you are ready to take your cooking skills to another level, you could try preparing baked Pollock with pine nuts and cherry tomatoes. To make this recipe, you will need 4 medium fish fillets, 5 ounces of pine nuts, a red chili (chopped), 1.5 ounces of water, 1.5 ounces of lemon juice, a bunch of cherry tomatoes, a piece of grated ginger (of approximately 2 centimeters), one garlic clove, a pinch of salt and ¼ cup of olive oil.
Place the fish fillets in a roasting dish. Next, to prepare the marinade, mix the remaining ingredients in a different bowl and then add them over the filets. The filets should be evenly covered in the mixture. Wrap the dish and leave it to rest for approximately one hour.
After the suggested time has passed, preheat your oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit) Cook the marinated fish for 12 or 15 minutes, depending on the size of the filets. Once the baking is over, you can add some more basil, mint or chili.
Pan fried Pollock
Another way that you can cook this kind of fish is by frying it. This recipe is also easy to prepare and equally delicious. For starters, you will need 6 or 8 filets, 4 tablespoons of milk, 2 beaten eggs, half a teaspoon of salt, ¼ cup of flour, ¾ cup of delicious parmesan cheese, ¼ tablespoon of garlic powder, sage (rubbed), onion powder and black pepper. Also, don’t forget to use olive oil for the actual frying.
Firstly, all dry ingredients should be mixed on a plate. Secondly, in a separate pile plate, add the milk and the eggs and stir them in order to end up with a homogenous mixture. Then, heat the oil in a pan.
Thirdly, take each filet, coat it with the egg and milk mix and then add a second coat by laying it in the dry mix. Lastly, place the filet in the pan. Once one side of the meat has a beautiful, brown color, flip it over. The excess oil should be drained by using paper towels. This recipe can be cooked in less than half an hour.
If you are a fan of spicy food, we suggest that you consider making this following recipe. For this, you will need no more than 5 medium-sized Pollock fillets. Also, for marinating, you should use 3 tablespoons of vinegar, a tablespoon of fennel powder, two pinches of turmeric powder, ¼ tablespoon of pepper, a tablespoon and a half of chili powder, salt and ¼ tablespoon of cumin powder.
Next, mix all the ingredients and spread the mixture over the fillets. Next, let the marinade work its way into the texture of the fish for at least 10 minutes. Then, take your frying pan and add oil. Once the oil is heated, place the fish in the pan and fry it on each side. If your family is fond of fried, spicy foods, this is the recipe for you.
Grilled Pollock with lemon juice
If you are not a fan of fried food, we suggest that you consider grilling the fish. Because of its rich aromas, we recommend that you try out this recipe of grilled Pollock with lemon juice. You will need between 4 and 6 ounces of fish, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 4 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, 1/3 cup fresh dill, a minced garlic clove, 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper (as fresh as possible).
Take a normal plastic zip-lock bag and add all the before mentioned ingredients in it. Mix them together as well as you can. Next, take the time to verify if the bag is closed and then place it in the refrigerator for at least 25 minutes. Once the time is over, simply take the filets out and throw away the remaining marinade. Lastly, cook the filets on the grill for approximately 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
This Pollock with butter and garlic recipe should also make it to your shortlist as it is very rich in flavors and also effortless to cook. The total cooking time that it requires is 15 minutes. Firstly, you should have 4 or 6 oz. of Pollock fillets, four minced garlic cloves, 3 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of parsley (finely chopped), one tablespoon of olive oil, 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
Secondly, take the fillets and mix them with the lemon juice, the salt, and the paper. To make the sauce, melt the butter and add the rest of the ingredients (except the parsley). Grill the filets and then pour the sauce over them. Last but not least, drizzle the parsley over the fish and serve.
Grilling Pollock in foil
We couldn’t have ended this list of recipes without mentioning this method of cooking Pollock. For this recipe, you should buy 1 lb. of fish fillet (it doesn’t matter if it is fresh or frozen). You also need 2 tablespoons of butter, paprika, one tablespoon of salt, one spoon of chopped parsley, a tablespoon of pepper, a tablespoon of dill weed, a medium-sized onion and ¼ cup of lemon juice.
Make four large squares out of aluminum foil and, in each of them, add butter and equal quantities of fish meat. In a bowl, add salt and pepper, the lemon juice, the dill weed, and the parsley. Take the mixture and pour it in equal quantities over the fish. Sprinkle each foil with paprika and add the onion slices. Wrap the foil in such a manner that enough room is left for the fish filets to expand. Grill each foil for 6 minutes on each side.
Particularities of cooking Pollock
Before we finish with this article, we believe that it is important to talk to you about the particularities of cooking Pollock. For instance, you should know that, just like any other fish meat, Pollock doesn’t have to be cooked for an extensive period of time as the process can easily dry it.
What is more, it is crucial that one only purchases Pollock from reliable, sustainable sources. What we mean by this is that you should not buy fish from sellers that stock the fish in the Western Bering Sea, as this area is known for its unsustainable fishing practices.
Likewise, if you decide to buy fresh Pollok, keep in mind that the specialists recommend that you invest in fish that has been caught in the last 48 to 72 hours. Whenever doing so, it prudent that you pay attention to the smell of the fish and that you avoid purchasing a product that is smelly. If you want to be safe, you can always buy frozen filets.
All in all, we are sure that, if you decide to follow our direction and suggestions you will be able to provide a healthy and tasty meal for your loved ones. So, don’t waste any more time, make sure that you’ve got the right ingredients and start cooking.