ALASKA GLOBAL FOOD AID PROGRAM
INTRODUCING NEW WILD ALASKA POLLOCK PRODUCTS FOR CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Alaska’s sustainable oceans produce the finest, deep skinned, single frozen Wild Alaska Pollock that is perfect for school meal time and snack time. We are excited to offer for your review and comment, new Wild Alaska Pollock products that are nutritious, delicious, and developed with our children in mind!
Surimi Approved for School Lunch Programs
On December 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved shelf-stable Wild Alaska Surimi products as a meat and snack credit in its school lunch programs.
Surimi is a premium-quality, all-natural seafood product, made from sustainably sourced Wild Alaska Pollock, flavored with crab, shrimp, scallops and/or lobster. Surimi is precooked and ready-to-use, offering zero waste, superior convenience and easy preparation.
Wild Alaska Pollock: Fresh, Sustainable Protein & Power Food
We are excited to introduce you to some new Wild Alaska Pollock products. They are all nutritious, delicious and easy to prepare; they are developed with your children in mind!
Alaska’s sustainable oceans are the source of the finest, single frozen, Wild Alaska Pollock products, perfect for mealtime and snack time. We aim to provide creative kid-friendly products that use natural ingredients and fit the nutrient requirements for child nutrition and the National School Lunch Program. Currently, Wild Alaska Pollock Whole Grain Rich Breaded Fish Sticks are the only consumer-ready Pollock product (ID #110851) on the NSLP Foods Available list.
Wild Alaska's New Healthy Options for School Meals & Snacks
For a lighter than air option, Wild Alaska Pollock Skillet Cuts can be added to any dish to soak up the flavor. These bite sized diamond shapes are perfect for stir-fry, served on pasta or salad. They are packed with clean, lean protein providing 15g protein and 40 mg EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids per serving.
Wild Alaska Ancient Grain Breaded Fish Nuggets are light and crispy, with a heathy whole-grain coating. These versatile offerings can be served in a taco, salad or with a side of carrot and celery sticks, applesauce or fresh fruit for a kid-friendly meal.
Whether it’s our traditional authentic Japanese American-style California sushi roll with Wild Alaska Pollock Surimi seafood shreds, avocado and nori seaweed, or seasoned Wild Alaska Pollock Jerky Bites, kids will love these new finger foods. School Cooks will be pleased to know they are fully cooked and just need to be defrosted to serve. Our Wild Alaska Pollock Protein Noodles are a fully cooked, ready to eat option that is packed with protein. The noodles are perfect in a soup (like ramen) or prepared Pad Thai style. They can be eaten hot or cold.
Click below for nutrition facts, recipes, and our survey!
WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK!
Please take a minute to fill out a short survey on the new Wild Alaska Seafood products so we may better serve the needs and tastes of our consumers!
We aim to provide creative kid-friendly products using natural ingredients that fit the nutrient requirements for child nutrition and NSLP.
As we work with USDA FNS to expand the variety of affordable Seafood products, we want to know what you think about these new, commercially available Wild Alaska Pollock products!
NUTRITION FACTS & INFO: Wild Alaska Pollock
WILD ALASKA POLLOCK JERKY BITES
Made from wild caught Alaska Pollock, these seasoned, wet-brined, alder smoked, and dried tender jerky bites are savory and spicy. They taste just like beef jerky and can be produced with any flavor profile.
* Nutrition Facts Panel in development
RECIPES: Wild Alaska Pollock
HOME STYLE WILD ALASKA POLLOCK PROTEIN NOODLE PAD THAI
2 Lbs. Wild Alaska Pollock Protein Noodles (1 package)
2 Teaspoons Tamarind Concentrate
2 Tbs Dark Brown Sugar
2 Tbs Hot Water
1 Tbs Vegetable Oil
2 Large Eggs, beaten
2 Scallions, thinly sliced, white/green parts separated
2 Tbs Fish Sauce
½-1 Teaspoons Chili Garlic Sauce (for mild-med heat)
2 Cups Mung Bean Sprouts (or other sprouts)
½ Cup Carrots, shredded
2 Tbs Roasted Peanuts, chopped
Cilantro leaves, chopped
In a small bowl, whisk together the tamarind, brown sugar, fish sauce, and chili-garlic sauce. Whisk in 2 tablespoons hot water and set aside.
Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over high heat. Add eggs and scramble until set (about 1 minute). Add scallion whites, tamarind mixture and Wild Alaska Pollock Protein Noodles.
Cook, gently stirring until noodles are warmed through (about 3 minutes). Add scallion greens, 1 cup bean sprouts and carrots; cook 1 minute longer. Divide among plates or bowls and top with remaining bean sprouts, peanuts, and cilantro.
Serve with lime wedge and enjoy!
WILD ALASKA POLLOCK SKILLET CUT STIR FRY
1 Lb. Wild Alaska Pollock Skillet Cuts (1 package)
1 Lb. Broccoli/Broccolini, cut into bite-size florets
2 Tbs Vegetable Oil
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Tbs Ginger Root, grated
1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into ½ inch strips
1 Tbs Black Bean Sauce
1 Tbs Soy Sauce
½ Tbs Chili Garlic Sauce
2 Green Onions, thinly sliced
2 Cups Rice (brown or white)
Bring pot of water to a boil and cook rice, according to package directions, about 20-45 minutes depending on variety. Set aside.
Bring another pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli or broccolini florets to boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes until crisp tender or microwave 2 minutes on high power. Set aside.
Heat half the oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat. Pat fish dry with paper towel and cook, about 2-3 minutes each side for thawed fish and 8-10 minutes for frozen, gently turning halfway through the cooking time. Remove to a bowl.
Add the remaining oil to the skillet and add the garlic and ginger, cooking for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add the broccoli/broccolini, peppers and 1/2 cup water. Cover and steam for 3 minutes. Stir in the black bean sauce, soy and chili sauce and return fish to the skillet. Toss gently to combine.
Serve over rice, sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds, and enjoy!