If you have raw, frozen fish filets, then you can have seafood freezer meals in 15 minutes. Cooking fish from freezer to plate is a safe, quick, and easy technique. I learned of this technique at www.cookitfrozen.com, a website featuring Wild Alaska Seafood. Now, Wild Alaska Flavor has released a new eBook: Frozen to Fork, No Need to Thaw. The eBook includes “Simple, delicious Alaska seafood recipes featuring the Cook-it-Frozen!® Technique,” according to the publisher, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. As a confirmed fan of the Cook-it-Frozen® website and app, I was excited to review their visually appealing, user-friendly guide and cookbook featuring frozen fish and crab recipes. The delectable looking Alaska seafood recipes in the eBook were developed by Chef Erik Slater of Seward, Alaska. I prepared one of the cod recipes from the eBook (on pages 9 and 17) for this post.
Freezer Meals with Alaska Seafood
The eBook begins with tips for cooking seafood from frozen. As with the Cook-it-Frozen website and app, easy and concise instructions (with photographs) for preparing frozen fish for cooking from the freezer fill the first few pages of the eBook. There is no limit to how a seafood freezer meal or entree an be prepared using the Cook-it-Frozen® techniques: you can grill, steam, saute, pan-fry, bake, and roast a variety of fish. There are even a couple of recipes for cooking snow crab legs from frozen.
eBook Beauty and Function
The pages of Frozen to Fork, No Need to Thaw are a range of muted pastel colors, which seem to match vegetables and other elements in the food photographs. It’s a beautiful eBook. Lovely photographs of seafood garnished with baby greens and herbs, cherry-sized radishes, wedges of lemon and lime command attention on each page. In addition to the main recipes, such as “Roasted Alaska Cod with Kale Pesto and Tomato Jam”, there are recipes for sauces to pair with a range of fish and other seafood. For example, I roasted cod directly from the freezer and prepared a tomato jam with fresh tomatoes–all in 30 minutes. It was a a restaurant-worthy meal. Freezer meals that include Alaska seafood are fresh tasting and extraordinarily flavorful, even with simple seasonings and condiments.
According to the AlaskaSeafood.org, “84% of consumers are likely to purchase frozen seafood.” So you probably have frozen fish fillets in your freezer right now? Have you ever tried cooking fish from frozen? If not (or even if you have), download the Frozen to Fork, No Need to Thaw (at the bottom of this post) and let me know how cooking fish from frozen and having seafood freezer meals works for you.
Note: I received compensation in the form of Alaskan seafood, courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The opinions in this review are entirely my own. Photographs: copyright Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes, 2014.