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Try these quick and clever, yet simple tricks to help you elevate your seafood game. As the nation’s leading source of wild seafood, Alaska knows a thing or two about preparing fish. We’re here to share our secrets and invite you to share yours too!

Check out #AlaskaSeafoodHacks from some of our amazing partners, or post your own hack on social!
  • Gaby Dalkin, who is a cookbook author, chef, and food and lifestyle writer whose website and content via What’s Gaby Cookin has established her as the go-to source for fun culinary ideas.
  • Justin Sutherland, chef and operator of multiple award-winning restaurants, host of Fast Foodies, winner of Iron Chef America and contestant on season 16 of Top Chef.
  • Lindsey Baruch, photographer, recipe developer, content creator, writer and cook behind LindseyEats on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
  • Sean and Bri Dwyer, Alaska seafood harvesting family. Sean is the captain of the FV Brenna A featured on the Deadliest Catch. Bri is a professional photographer whose work captures the life of a fishing family both on and off the water.
  • Maya Wilson, Alaska chef, food photographer and author of The Alaska from Scratch cookbook.
  • Kikkan Randall, Alaskan Olympic and World Champion skier, cancer survivor and active mom.
  • Food52 is featuring an online hub of shoppable original #AlaskaSeafoodHacks recipes like DIY Alaska Salmon Hand Rolls and Sheet Pan Breaded Alaska Cod .
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Our Favorite Hack: Cook It Frozen!®

No need to thaw! With simple, time-saving COOK IT FROZEN!® techniques, prepare a delicious, healthy meal in as little as 15 minutes cooking directly from frozen.

Quick Cooking Techniques


Prep (6 oz. fillets)*: Oil/season fish, then seal in spray-coated foil packets. Heat grill to 400°F/200°C.

Salmon: 10-12 minutes
Cod: 8-10 minutes
Pollock: 5-6 minutes
Doneness: Firm, opaque

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Grilling Recipes


Prep (6 oz. fillets): Oil/season fish. Place on spray-coated foil-lined baking pan on middle rack. Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.

Salmon: 8-10 mins
Cod: 8-10 mins
Pollock: 4-6 mins
Doneness: Firm, Firm, mostly opaque

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Baking Recipes

Sauté / Pan Sear

Prep (6 oz. fillets): Oil/season fish; place skin up in heated pan. Turn stovetop to medium-high heat.

Salmon: 3-4 minutes each side
Cod: 1-2 minutes each side
Pollock: 1-2 minutes each side
Doneness: Browned, firm, mostly opaque

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Sauteing Recipes


Prep (6 oz. fillets): Line wooden steamer with lettuce/herbs/ citrus OR spray-coat to avoid sticking. Use 2 (3oz.) portions, cut to fit. Bring 1-inch water in a 12- inch pan to a simmer.

Salmon: 5-7 minutes each side
Cod: 4-6 minutes
Pollock: 3-4 minutes
Doneness: Moist, tender, opaque

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Steaming Recipes

Instant Pot

Prep (6 oz. fillets): Add 1 cup water to bottom of pot. Place seasoned fish on steam rack. “Steam” using quick release vent.

Salmon: 2-3 minutes
Cod: 2-3 minutes
Pollock: 1-2 minutes
Doneness: Moist, tender, opaque

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Instant Pot Recipes

Sous Vide

Prep (6 oz. fillets): Season fish; add 1 Tbsp. favorite sauce/broth/ water to fish in zip-top bag. Remove air using water displacement method. Add sealed bags to hot water bath. Heat water to 130°F/54°C.

Salmon: 30 minutes
Cod: 30 minutes
Pollock: 30 minutes
Doneness: Moist, tender, opaque

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The Best Hack #AskForAlaska

Seafood from Alaska is not only easy to prepare, but wild and sustainable. #AskForAlaska and look for Alaska on packaging and signage to guarantee that you are getting wild and sustainably harvested seafood.
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From stovetop tricks, no-cook recipes and more, continue to join us as we inspire you to #CookWild with wild and sustainable seafood from Alaska. #AskForAlaska
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This battered & breaded Alaska pollock sandwich with crisp cabbage and a zesty combo of Tonkatsu Sauce & Kewpie Lime Mayo by @jordan__rubin / @mr.tuna_maine is as good as it sounds.😋

Follow along with the video above and read the recipe below and at the (🔗 below).

❇️ Tonkatsu Sauce
4 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce
2 ½ tablespoon Worcestershire

❇️Kewpie Lime Mayo
2 cups Kewpie Mayo
¼ cup sweet condensed milk
1 lime (juice & zest)

1 loaf white bread
8 pieces of 2-4oz frozen battered & breaded Alaska pollock portions
Canola oil, as needed
½ head of cabbage
Salt to taste

✅Step 1
Make Tonkatsu Sauce
Mix all ingredients together and set aside.

✅Step 2
Make Kewpie Lime Mayo
Mix all ingredients together and set aside.

✅Step 3
Prepare Bread
Cut into 8 1-inch-thick slices.

✅Step 4
Fry Alaska Pollock
Deep fry pollock pieces at 350 degrees for 3 minutes or until internal temperature of 165 degrees, then season with salt.

✅Step 5

Assemble Sandwich
Spread 1 ½ tablespoon of Kewpie Lime Mayo onto both sides of bread and then top with fried cod, ½ cup of cabbage, 2 tablespoon Tonkatsu Sauce, cut in half and serve.
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