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Enjoy this Teriyaki Noodle Bowl using Alaska pollock.
Back in 2010, our family traveled to Alaska to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We drove a motorhome up and back. It was a very long drive, but it was worth it. A lifetime of memories was created for the entire family.
We did many amazing things on the trip. We relaxed in natural hot springs, hiked on a glacier, interacted with sled dogs, and saw a lot of wildlife. This included Alaska’s Big Five, which are bear, wolf, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep.
The highlights of the trip included driving into the Arctic Circle, seeing Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), and going on a marine wildlife cruise.
It had been a lifelong dream of my husband to visit the Arctic Circle. We left our motorhome parked in a campground and spent a long day driving into the circle and back.
Only 10% of the people who visit Alaska actually see the top of Denali. This tall mountain is usually obscured by clouds. We camped in Denali National Park and took a bus trip deep into the park but did not see the mountain. It finally came out on our fifth day in the viewing area when we were in Talkeetna. It was quite majestic! In this photo, you can see where it sticks out way above the clouds.
Part of our trip to the Last Frontier was spent in the Kenai Peninsula, which is also known as Alaska’s playground. The Kenai is a peninsula south of Anchorage. It has mountains, rivers, glaciers, and an incredible coastline. We took a day cruise out of Seward to see marine wildlife and glaciers in and around Resurrection Bay. Several humpback whales swam in close proximity to our boat.
The Kenai Peninsula is a popular place to fish. We saw many fishing boats and individuals fishing all over the place. We had some fresh pollock at a restaurant in Homer and it was delicious. All the fish we had in Alaska was really good, and we have been purchasing seafood from Alaska ever since.
We usually just grilled fish around here and eat it with some vegetables but my kids have gotten tired of that so I have been coming up with different ways to incorporate fish into our supper. This Teriyaki Noodle Bowl has become a favorite in our house, especially with the children.
How do I get my family to eat more fish?
Create Teriyaki Noodle Bowls! This fun dish requires a few simple ingredients. While you could create your own teriyaki sauce, I prefer to purchase a bottle of it at the store to use. When you purchase Alaska pollock, make sure to or look for “Alaska” and/or the Alaska Seafood logo on the packaging. You can also ask the fishmonger to confirm the seafood is from Alaska. You will also need your favorite vegetables, egg noodles, and sesame oil.
The cold waters of Alaska produce the purest, high-quality seafood. Alaska’s wild fisheries produce nearly 60% of all seafood harvested in the United States.
Teriyaki Noodle Bowl Recipe Directions
Marinate the Alaska pollock in half of the marinade for 1 hour, turning once.
Grill the fish on medium-high heat for approximately 5 minutes on each side. Let the fish rest while you finish preparing the meal.
Microwave or steam the vegetables until cooked. Do not overheat. Drain and set the vegetables aside.
Cook the egg noodles for 2 minutes in boiling water or according to the package directions. Drain the noodles and set them aside.
In a large skillet or wok, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables and stir for 1-2 minutes.
Stir some teriyaki sauce into the vegetables.
Toss the noodles into the vegetables and stir until well coated with the teriyaki.
Spoon the noodle mixture into a bowl and top with the Alaska pollock. The fish can be left whole or broken into pieces and stirred into the noodles.
Doesn’t that look tasty? My kids love it. I love how you can customize this dish. You can use your family’s favorite fresh or frozen vegetables along with your favorite wild-caught Alaska whitefish. In addition to Alaska pollock, you can try halibut, sablefish (black cod), sole, or Alaska cod. All these varieties are a great way to incorporate more fish into your family’s diet.
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