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Fresh Wild Cornish Pollack
Cornish ‘Line Caught’ Pollack
Pollack is a more sustainable member of the cod family that is plentiful in the West Country. It has firm, white or slightly pink, flaky flesh and a delightful, mild flavour. It’s been popular down here for a long time, but the rest of the country has only recently found it.
Pollack can be found in abundance in Cornish waters. They can be caught off the coast of Penzance, where they can be found in considerable numbers amid the coastal rocks. Larger fish are typically found further out at sea, particularly near wrecks, where they can be fished sustainably using a rod and line. This can be difficult since the fish tend to bite and then dart back into the wreck, tangling the line.
FLAVOUR: Sweet | TEXTURE: Medium | IN SEASON: All Year
Pollock is another huge fish seen in Cornish waters. It has a large concave tail and can grow to be a metre long. The lower jaw extends past the upper jaw. Their bellies are white, and their colours range from dark olive green to a golden shine with silver flanks.
Pollock in smaller sizes can be found off jetties, piers, harbour walls, and rocks. Because they prefer cover, larger ones can be found in deeper waters around rocks, reefs, and shipwrecks. They can be found in sites such as Cape Cornwall, the Padstow region headlands, Port Isaac, Boscastle, and Tintagel.
Many of our boats use handlines and rods to catch our wild Pollack. We have an excellent knowledge of what makes a good hand line fisherman, and many of our fisherman have been practising this method for over 30 years.
Seasonality: All Year – Best in Jan to May
Did you know? The terms ‘pollock’ and ‘polack’ are not synonymous. They are both close relatives of cod, but pollock comes from Alaska, whereas pollack, or lythe as it is known in Scotland, is indigenous to British waters.
Nutritional information per 100g:
Rich in vitamin B12, vitamin B6, selenium and phosphorous
Cook pollack in the same way you would cod, pan-frying, grilling, or baking. It’s a great alternative for battering and deep-frying foods like home made fish fingers, and it’s also delicious in stews and curries. And, as with cod, a quick brining firms the flesh while also bringing out the flavour.
Best eaten immediately.
Store in the fridge between 0ºC-5ºC, and eat within 2-3 days.
We’re pleased to work with many top chefs, restaurants and cafés, across the UK, who share our passion for the highest quality, sustainably caught Cornish seafood. Orders are taken and collected daily to bring the freshest produce from the boats to the kitchen, meaning not just more memorable meals for diners, but important investment in the Cornish fishing community.
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