Easy Alaska Pollock and Veggies Foil Packet Dinner ~ #AskForAlaska


Get your kids in the kitchen and enjoy this delicious, easy to prepare, Alaska Pollock and Veggies Foil Packet Dinner.


I'm going to be honest here, like I usually am. This meal is SUPER EASY to prepare, but one of my most difficult to photograph. It took me preparing this meal three times until I was happy with the end results. The first time we prepared it, the weather wasn't cooperating so my photos looked rather dark, and the second time, I was being a mother and doing so many things at once that I forgot it in the oven, so my asparagus weren't as firm as I wanted them to be. They do say that the third time's a charm and while it still isn't perfect, it does looks a whole lot better. I do have to say that each time it tasted absolutely amazing. My husband seemed to think that it was just my way of wanting to eat and enjoy it each time, and he may just be right, because it was delicious!

This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Since the year begun, we've been thoroughly enjoying eating and living healthier, and so far the results speak for themselves. I've lost a few pounds, nothing to brag about, and the kids have actually been looking forward to dinner, and even Madison, my youngest, has been making her way into the kitchen. We have been trying new veggies and incorporating a lot more fish into our diet, and you may remember that was one of the goal that we were trying to achieve this year, and so far so good.


When you're a mom, it may seem that you're pulled every which way. It can get hectic in my household and to be honest, I don't have the time to spend hours in the kitchen preparing dinner. So for me it's all about simplicity, but still great tasting, healthy and nutritious, and wild-caught Alaska whitefish varieties such as halibut, sablefish, sole, Alaska pollock and cod are just that.


Did you know that Alaska's cold pristine water produces the purest, high quality seafood? Their wild fisheries contribute to nearly 60% of all seafood harvested right here in the USA. They are sold fresh and frozen all year round and can be made into delicious recipes for your entire family to enjoy and as a way to get them to eat more seafood. That's why today I'm sharing with you this very easy and delicious Alaska Pollock and Veggies Foil Packet dinner that even the kids can do.

Alaska Pollock and Veggies Foil Packet Dinner

Ingredients:

3 medium organic potatoes sliced thinly and divided into 6 portions
2 bundles organic asparagus, also divided into 6 portions
Extra virgin olive oil (preferably organic and about 2 tablespoons per foil packet)
6 Alaska pollock fillets
3 lemons cut in half
Old Bay seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
(Thinly sliced organic green onions and lemon slices for garnish)


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. On about a 12" sheet of foil, add your portion of potatoes and asparagus on the center of the foil. Make sure potatoes are sliced very thin so they cook through in the same amount of time it takes the Alaska pollock to cook.

3. Evenly drizzle the potatoes and asparagus with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Continue the process for each of your portions.

4. Top each pile of potatoes and asparagus with 1 Alaska pollock fillet.


5. Evenly drizzle each Alaska pollock fillet with about 1 tablespoon olive oil, then squeeze half the juice of the lemon over the Alaska pollock fillet.

6. Next, season each Alaska pollock fillet with salt, pepper and old bay seasoning.

7. Seal your foil packets tightly to make sure that your olive oil and lemon juices don't leak through.

8. Place your packets on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, garnish with your green onions and lemons, and serve.


Now there are two ways that you can serve your foil packets. You can either eat directly from your foil packet or you can plate it. The older kids prefer eating directly from the packets as there are no dishes to clean up afterwards, plastic forks works wonders too. For the younger kids, I suggest plating it.

So the next time you're at the supermarket or the fish market, "Ask for Alaska" to ensure you’re enjoying the best, most sustainable seafood in the world. And visit the Alaska Seafood website for some amazing Alaska seafood recipes, cooking techniques and tips for those who are new to cooking fish, and to learn why it is important to #AskForAlaska at the seafood counter and in restaurants.

Annmarie John
31 Comments

31 comments:

  1. This dish turned out amazing! I love easy dishes like that this!

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  2. I have to try this, if Madison can make this then so can I. I don't think I've ever seen Alaskan pollock though, but we have lots of cod and salmon and stuff here. I might have to substitute, but I'm sure it'll taste just as good. To be honest with you, I've never wondered where my fish came from, but now I'm going to have to ask.

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  3. We've been trying to eat less red meat... so I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for chicken and fish recipes. This sounds and looks fabulous! I will have to try it out!

    Gosh Madison is growing up so fast!

    Wishing you a lovely week.
    xoxo

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  4. This does look so easy to make and delicious, too. Totally going to give this a try now. Thanks for sharing here ;)

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  5. That looks delicious. I love to make meals that are healthy and easy, and it doesn't get much easier than packet cooking!

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  6. Using the foil is such a great idea to keep on moisture and flavour. I will have to give it a go.

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  7. It is so nice to have a meal that is nurishing, healthy, tastes good and all cooks up together. That fish does have a lot of nutrients and Alaska seems like the place to get your fish.

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  8. That's my kind of meal. Healthy but delicious!

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  9. Whenever I make fish for dinner, this is pretty much spot on how I do it. My biggest setback is what seasonings to add to give it good flavor. I'll have to look for Old Bay seasoning for the next time I make fish. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I have never had pollock before but my best friend was talking about it the other day over supper! I would really love to try it and I think this recipe would be a good start.

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  11. Now this sounds like an absolutely delicious dinner. I have a love for fish though I don't think I've ever tried pollock, something I need to rectify!

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  12. Third time is definitely a charm. This does look good and I'm glad you're meeting your new year goals!

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  13. We love fish! Ive never cooked it in aluminum foil like that. THat seems to be a timesaver. Plus it keeps its flavor.

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  14. It looks sooo good! It looks fresh and delicious! I love fish, can't wait to make it!

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  15. This looks like a really quick and easy recipe. Yum!

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  16. I never had this brand before. I would try it just to honor one of my best friends who is really from Alaska!

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  17. It's hard to photograph food! Not always but it's a weird time of year with lighting. Good job!
    Also, I'm hungry. We have Alaskan Pollock in our freezer right now! And I'm going to buy some fresh fish for a post for Monday. Yay for being blog twins!

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  18. What a delicious and fabulous meal! I love how easy these potatoes are to make!

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  19. I love a easy meal with a night fish fillet! I need to try to make this soon!

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  20. Don't be so hard on yourself - it looks pretty tasty to us! We love fish and this looks super easy to make x

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  21. We all love our fish too and this dish looks amazing especially the alaska pollock fish. It looks succulent!

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  22. This is brilliant. I love to eat fish, but I never thought about cooking it this way. Who knew that you could get great frozen fillets from Alaska, either. Can't wait to try this.
    Estelle

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  23. We are always super super busy, so quick easy recipes are always welcomed in our house x

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  24. Angela Ricardo BetheaMarch 15, 2018 at 3:44 AM

    Oh, this recipe makes me feel so hungry. It look really delicious and tempting. I will definitely try to make this. I bet my hubby would love this so much.

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  25. I love fish dishes, especially ones that are quick and easy to prepare and cook. This looks like a really delicious dish and I will definitely be giving it a try

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  26. I'm not a huge fish eater (& i live at the seaside) but this looks delicious! xo

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  27. I'm allergic to all seafood/fish so although this sounds super healthy and tasty sadly it's something I can't try. Glad that the healthy eating is going well for you all.

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  28. Looks delicious - I’ve never made dinner in a aluminum foil packet before. It looks pretty straight forward, love it!

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  29. This dinner looks incredible! We cooked a meal in foil over the summer last year and it was honestly, amazing! It is so much more flavoursome, I think!

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  30. This looks like a delicious and healthy meal for all the family

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  31. Yum, you know I love EASY dinner ideas! This sounds great, and pollock is really good!

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