A fish very similar to its cousin cod, but smaller and without the barbels.
European pollock is often just known as ”pollock” but shouldn’t be confused with Alaska pollock which is a Pacific Ocean fish. It’s a popular fish for fish & chips in the UK.
Easily confused with saithe.
How to cook pollock
This is a small fish but can replace cod in most recipes. It can be boiled, fried – ideally coated – or baked. It responds well to steaming.
The fillets tend to be relatively small and thin. If you rub the fish with salt an hour/half an hour before cooking, you get almost the same effect as soaking larger pieces (e.g. of cod) in brine.
If the fish is fresh: Fish & chips.
MSC labelled fish has green status, otherwise yellow.