I took the CFE’s International Saltfish Blogger Recipe Challenge, and glad I did because I actually had never heard of or tried the fish before now and what a pleasant surprise after accepting the challenge!
HOORAY FOR FISH STICKS! These tasty Coconut Crusted Pollock Fish Sticks are a fantastic appetizer prior to any entree or could even be enjoyed as an entree. I remember eating fish sticks growing up as a kid and sometimes when feeling nostalgic I like to recreate childhood food memories, except these aren’t your normal out of a box fish sticks, they’re a healthy spin on a childhood classic w/ an avocado cream dipping sauce.
If you’ve never had pollock fish, Isla Brisa Salted Pollock Fillets, come from the cold waters of the North Pacific. It’s a low fat, high in protein, mild-flavored delicate white fish thats flaky in texture.
My other favorite thing about this fish and this recipe is its super easy to work with and prepare! I hope you enjoy these as much as me. 🙂 HAPPY EATING!
- *Follow instructions for preparing the fish on back of package 24hours prior to cooking
- 1 Package of Isla Brisa Pollock Fillets
- 1/3 Cup of Cornstartch
- 1 tsp of Salt
- 2 tsp of Paprika
- 2 Cups of Sweetened Coconut
- 3 Egg Whites Beaten
- 2 Avocado
- 2 tbsp of Lime Juice
- 2 tbsp of Finely Chopped Cilantro
- 1/4 Cup of Coconut Milk
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut your pollock fillets into strips.
- Add cornstarch, salt, and paprika in a bowl
- Add coconut flakes in a separate bowl.
- Add egg whites to a separate bowl and beat until foamy.
- Dredge pollock fillets in the cornstarch mixture, then dip it in the egg white, and roll it in the coconut, coating pollock well.
- Place on lined baking sheet, and bake 15 to 20 minutes until the coconut is browned.
- Make avocado dip by adding avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and coconut milk in food processor then salt & pepper to taste.
- *FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING THE FISH ON BACK OF PACKAGE 24HOURS PRIOR TO COOKING
CFE International offers a number of brands of salt fish which can be purchased at Costco, Jetro, Publix, & SaveALot!