A cousin to cod, Wild Alaska Pollock is one of the most-consumed fish in the U.S. It is a mild-flavored white fish with a soft, delicate and flaky texture when cooked. Also known as the Walleye Pollock, it differs from the larger, oilier Atlantic pollock, which is actually a different species.
Yes, because Wild Alaska Pollock is rated low for levels of mercury, it is a safe and healthy choice for pregnant women. The FDA lists Wild Alaska Pollock as one of the best fish choices for pregnant women, with recommended consumption of 2-3 servings each week.
Yes, all U.S.-caught Wild Alaska Pollock is sustainably managed and harvested under strict U.S. regulations. We require any product passing under Trident ownership to comply with fisheries and trade regulations that discourage illegal harvest conduct or fraudulent supply chain activity. We’re committed to helping maintain safe and sustainable fisheries and seafood across all of our products.
Mid-level trawlers catch all of our Wild Alaska Pollock off the shores of Alaska in the northern Pacific Ocean. Our fleet of state-of-the-art fishing vessels ensures that every fish is caught, prepared, and frozen right onboard, within minutes of capture.
When fully cooked, Wild Alaska Pollock has a mild flavor and soft texture. Its taste and texture are similar to cod, but more delicate—perfect for pairing with light sauces and your favorite herbs and spices.
Wild Alaska Pollock is a very versatile fish! Depending on the product you purchase, you can enjoy it in various ways. If you’re preparing Wild Alaska Pollock Fillets, we recommend cooking from frozen with your preferred methods such as pan-fry, conventional oven, grill, or barbeque. The following are general cooking recommendations for Wild Alaska Pollock Fillets (individual products may reflect cooking variations):
Pan-fry: Preheat a nonstick pan to medium-high, add a thin layer of oil, and fry for about 5 minutes on each side.
Conventional oven: Preheat oven to 425°F, place fillets on a lightly greased baking sheet, and top with your favorite sauce or seasonings. Bake fillets for 13 to 16 minutes, or until fully cooked.
Grill or Barbeque: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (375°F), spray fillets with oil, place on the grill, and cook for about 5 minutes on each side.
Indoor Grill: Preheat the grill to high heat (400°F), spray fillets with oil, place on the grill, and cook for about 5 minutes on each side.
Only Genuine Wild Alaska Pollock products are quickly processed and frozen within hours of the catch, either aboard the vessel or in nearby land-based facilities. Other non-Alaska Pollock products are typically frozen once at sea, then thawed and processed later and frozen a second time, which creates water loss and can negatively affect the taste and texture of the finished product. Learn more about what defines Genuine Wild Alaska Pollock.
Trident Seafoods uses two types of expiration dates on its products: Best By and Use By.
BEST BY date is an advisory date and refers to the timeframe we believe the quality of the product will be at its best. As long as the product has been stored properly, it will remain safe to eat but may lose flavor and/or texture once it passes this date.
USE BY date is a food safety date and refers to the time in which the product must be consumed.
Almost all our retail products are made using wild-caught seafood. In the very rare cases where we purchase farmed seafood, for example tilapia, we make this clear on our packaging.
What you are likely seeing are naturally occurring crystals called magnesium ammonium phosphate. If consumed, the crystals are completely safe; they are easily digested and absorbed by the body as simply as the mineral matter of any food. While the occurrence is moderately common in canned seafood, it is relatively rare that crystals of a large enough size to be noticed are formed.
FDA requires that foods containing MSG (monosodium glutamate) list it in the ingredient panel on the packaging as monosodium glutamate. While we do not add MSG to our retail products, some items such as yeast extract and soy extract may contain naturally occurring monosodium glutamate. Because we are aware that these ingredients are of interest to some consumers, we clearly list them in the ingredient statement when they are included.
We are aware of the concerns of some consumers surrounding the use of Bisphenol A (BPA). We do not use epoxy-based materials (the cause for potential Bisphenol A generation) in any of our packaging.
Trident Seafoods products are available across the country! Use our Store Locator to find Trident Seafoods products near you. You can also filter for specific products to see if your local store carries exactly what you’re looking for.
It depends on the product you purchased:
FROZEN ITEMS: During production, there is a processing step where the product is sprayed (or quickly dunked) with a light coating of very hot cooking oil. This makes the product “oven friendly”, but it is not a fully cooked item and should be treated as a raw product.
CANNED ITEMS: Our canned salmon is fully cooked and completely edible, right out of the can.
SMOKED ITEMS: Our smoked salmon products are ready to eat right out of the package. Our Hot Smoked and Retort Smoked (shelf-stable) products are fully cooked. While cold-smoked salmon is ‘ready to eat’, it is not fully cooked.
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