Pollock

What is Pollock?

What is Pollock?

Pollock is the name used for two different species of fish from the North Atlantic: Pollachius pollachius (pollack) and pollachius virens (Saithe). Both species are similar in size and can be used interchangeably in cooking. Though other fish are referred to as pollock (Alaska pollock, for example) these two species are the only two that are recognized as true pollock.[related]

Pollock Shopping Tips

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Pollock Cooking How-Tos

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

More On Pollock

Pollock is topped with onion, green pepper, tomato slices, and cheddar cheese, and baked in the oven. Serve with starch and vegetable of your choice (I use rice and asparagus spears).
I'm always looking for ways to enjoy baked fish. This recipe works not just for pollock but for just about any fish fillet. Cook time will depend on the thickness and size of your fillets. I used frozen pollock fillets, thawed.
A lot of flavor for an inexpensive white fish.