SEATTLE — Food truck The Fork & Fin is one of many restaurants raising awareness about sustainable seafood as part of Seattle's Wild Alaska Pollock Week (Feb 28 - Mar 8). Praised for it's mild taste and flaky texture, wild Alaska pollock is one of the most "abundant and sustainable species in the world." 

The Fork & Fin's Bjorn Thorpe shows us a few of their dishes featuring wild Alaska pollock and share their recipe for Grilled Wild Alaska Pollock Tacos. 

Recipe: The Fork & Fin's Grilled Wild Alaska Pollock Tacos

From The Fork & FinServings: 8 Tacos

Ingredients

  • High-oleic oil of choice
  • 1lb Trident Seafoods Wild Alaska Pollock Skillet Cuts
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • ½ tbsp Mexican Oregano
  • ½ tbsp Paprika
  • ½ tbsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp Onion Powder
  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste
  • Corn tortillas

Additional Taco Ingredients

  • Guacamole
  • Smoked-chili crema
  • Cabbage Slaw
  • Queso fresco
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Pickled red onion
  • Lime wedges

Directions

  1. Mix your spices, salt, & pepper in a small bowl
  2. Bring your large, well-oiled frying pan to medium-high heat
  3. Stack 2 corn tortillas & fry until golden on both sides. Repeat 7 times & store under clean dish towel
  4. Add more oil to frying pan 
  5. Add frozen Wild Alaska Pollock Skillet Cuts & spread evenly 
  6. Pour your spice mix over the wild Alaska pollock & toss until all sides are evenly coated
  7. Fry for 4-5 minutes, ensuring all sides of the Skillet Cuts are cooked
  8. When the wild Alaska pollock reaches an internal temperature of 145°F & begin to flake, transfer to a serving dish
  9. Assemble your tacos beginning with guacamole on a tortilla. Add 4-6 pieces grilled wild Alaska pollock, followed by the remaining ingredients in the order shown above.
  10. Enjoy!

ABOUT POLLOCK: "Wild-caught in the glacier-fed waters of Alaska, wild Alaska pollock is one of most abundant and sustainable species in the world – often praised for its versatility, nutrition and outstanding mild taste and flaky texture. As the largest certified sustainable fishery in the world, wild Alaska pollock accounts for 30% (by volume) of all fish caught in the U.S. – with much of that making its way onto the plates of Washington state residents. Wild Alaska Pollock Week provides Seattle seafood aficionados and foodies alike with the opportunity to enjoy this tasty, nutritious fish while celebrating the fisherman and the industry that help bring it from sea to table." wildalaskaseafood.com

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