Healthy, filling and delicious, this Alaska pollock recipe with noodles, vegetables and Chinese five spice is perfect for a simple stir fried fish dinner. You can make it in less than 15 minutes, which makes it a great meal for busy families!
Fish is a great source of protein and a healthy option that I try to eat at least once a week with my family. So, I'm delighted to be working with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to share one of their Alaska pollock recipes.
Why Choose Alaska Pollock?
The great thing about Alaska pollock is that it's a sustainable choice as well as being wild and natural. The fish is not farmed and so has a natural diet in the clean waters of the Pacific Ocean. It's free from artificial colours, preservatives and pesticides as well as any GMOs.
The Health Benefits of Alaska Pollock
Alaska pollock has a low fat content of less than 1%. It is also a protein powerhouse containing 16g of easily digestible protein per 85g portion as well as 285mg of Omega 3s. Eating complete high quality protein helps to maintain a lean body mass, regulates metabolism and builds stronger muscles.
In fact, Alaska pollock is ranked number 17 in the BBC's list of The World's Top 100 Most Nutritious Foods.
As well as these health benefits, Alaska seafood is also a great source of vitamins E, C, D and A and the minerals zinc, iron, selenium and calcium. You can find out more about the health benefits of Alaska Seafood here.
What is in this Alaska Pollack and Noodles Recipe?
This simple fish supper recipe is made from frozen Alaska pollack which you can buy in many supermarkets. The main ingredients also include dried egg noodles, stir fry vegetable mix, soy sauce and Chinese five spice.
You can use fresh vegetables for the stir fry or a frozen stir fry vegetable mix. If you use frozen vegetables it turns this into a great store cupboard recipe as you can make it even when you don't have any fresh ingredients!
It's perfect for those days when you get home from work tired and want a healthy nutritious meal but without having to prep lots of veg. Of course, I'm not saying you have to use frozen vegetables. Just that you can.
Can you cook the pollock from frozen?
Pollock can be cooked from frozen or defrosted and then cooked. If you want to defrost it, defrost it in the fridge overnight or to defrost it more quickly, put it in a bowl of cool water.
Can you adapt this stir fried pollock and noodles recipe?
You could adapt this recipe and use salmon instead. Alaska salmon has similar health benefits and can be cooked in the same way.
You could also use a different kind of noodles with the fish or even swap them for rice.
If you want to spice up the recipe a little then add some extra chilli oil or fresh sliced chilli peppers when you serve it. I also liked a little sesame oil stirred into mine for that lovely nutty flavour.
What can you do with any leftovers?
I think fish recipes are always best when they are freshly cooked. However, if you do have leftovers of this Alaska pollock noodle dish, they will keep in the fridge until the next day.
Alaska Pollock Recipe with Noodles
- 200 g medium egg noodles dried
- 2 tsp stock powder I used vegetable stock but you could omit this
- 3 tbsp oil
- 500 g Alaska pollock fillets frozen, cut into chunks
- 500 g stir fry vegetables fresh or frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
- soy sauce, chilli oil, black pepper optional for seasoning
- Put the noodles in a bowl with the stock powder and cover with boiling water. Or just cook the noodles according to the pack instructions.
- Heat two tablespoons of the oil in the wok and fry the fish chunks until cooked. It should take about 5 minutes.
- Take them out gently so they don't break up.
- Add the rest of the oil and stir fry the vegetables along with the 5 spice powder for about 3 minutes.
- Drain the noodles and stir them into the wok along with a little soy sauce and black pepper. Add some chilli oil too or let everyone add their own at the table.
More Fish Recipes
If you like this Alaska pollock stir fry recipe then why not check out one of my other fish recipes? And you might also like my Spicy Recipes Collection.
This lemon and parsley sauce would also be great with pollock.
Or for a spicier dish try this Moroccan salmon with ras el hanout.
If you love easy spicy midweek meals then do check out my spicy recipes collection for inspiration!
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