Pollock is the most abundant species of Alaska’s seafood. A member of the cod family, Alaska pollock used to be dismissed as cod’s “poorer cousin” and referred to as tomcod. Today pollock is recognized as a valuable resource in its own right and has become a popular ingredient in many fish products, including surimi, fish sandwiches and many of the numerous varieties of frozen fish fingers or fish portions found at the supermarket.
Known for its versatility, Alaska pollock is an ideal substitute for cod, though pollock fillets are smaller - usually averaging 2-4 ounces per fillet. Fish average 1/2 - 2 pounds in weight and 12-20 inches in length. Fillets tend to creamy tan in color due to a slightly higher oil content than found in cod.
The Alaska pollock fishery has been certified to meet the strict environmental and sustainability standards of the Marine Stewardship Council.
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