Five Spiced Alaska Pollock Panko

Serves 12
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes


22 ounces Tomato, diced, canned

4 ½ Tablespoons Sugar

1 ½ Tablespoons Ginger, minced

2 Tablespoons Rice vinegar

1 teaspoon Lemon juice

¼ teaspoon Salt

1/8 teaspoon Pepper, ground white


4 Cups Calrose rice, rinsed in water

32 fluid ounces Coconut milk, canned

4 Cups Water

½ Cup Coconut, shredded, sweetened, dried

 1 ½ teaspoons Salt, kosher

2 teaspoons Pepper

4 teaspoons Black sesame seeds

4 teaspoons White sesame seeds


10 fluid ounces Rice vinegar

2/3 Cup Sugar

6 Tablespoons Sesame oil

¼ cup + garnish Mint leaves

3 fluid ounces Mirin wine

3 Tablespoons Lime juice, fresh

3 Tablespoons Ginger, chopped


12 ounces Napa cabbage, julienne

6 ounces Daikon radish, julienne

6 ounces Carrot, julienne

6 ounces Radish sprouts


4-1/2 lbs. Alaska pollock fillet, boneless, cut into   2-ounce pieces

1-1/2 Cups Flour, all purpose

6 Tablespoons Custom 5-spice blend*

6 Eggs, whipped

4 to 5 Cups Panko

As needed, Oil for frying



Simmer tomatoes, sugar, ginger and rice vinegar on low heat until a thick sauce.  Transfer to a food processor.  Add lemon juice, salt and pepper; pulse a few times until chunky.  Chill until serving.


In a medium-size pot, add rice, coconut milk, water, coconut, salt and pepper.  Bring to a low boil and simmer, covered, on low for 20 minutes.  Remove from heat; let rest for 10 minutes.  Fluff and garnish with sesame seeds; keep warm.


For dressing, add rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, mint, mirin, lime juice and ginger to food processor and blend on high for 30 seconds.


Lightly mix napa cabbage, daikon, carrot and radish sprouts with dressing.


Preheat oil for frying to 375°F.  Mix flour and custom 5-spice blend.  Dredge Alaska Pollock in flour mixture, then in egg, and finally roll in panko.  Deep fry pollock pieces until floating and brown.  Place on paper towel to drain.

For serving, arrange salad on plate with fried fish, coconut and a side of tomato jam.


*Custom 5-spice blend: one tablespoon each salt, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder; and 1/2 tablespoon cayenne, all blended together.