The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of adding insoluble proteins recovered from Pacific whiting surimi wash water (SWW) on the mechanical and functional properties of Alaska pollack surimi gels. Insoluble proteins from Pacific whiting SWW were added at 0 (control), 10, 30 or 50 g/kg into Alaska pollack grade FA surimi. Changes on mechanical properties, expressible water (EW) and color attributes were evaluated in pastes and gels. Results obtained showed that texture profile analysis, puncture test and EW parameters increased significantly by increasing the amount of insoluble proteins added. Although slight changes in color attributes were detected, all surimi gels remained in the same color zone. The results obtained suggest that insoluble proteins from Pacific whiting SWW could be used to improve the mechanical properties of Alaska pollack grade FA surimi gels with a minimum effect on color.