While I don’t eat a lot of seafood, one surefire way to get me to eat it is to coat it in batter an fry it up. There, I said it. I love me some fried seafood – my favorite is popcorn shrimp (although anything with the word “popcorn” in it’s name is probably good.) In addition to popcorn shrimp, Gorton’s Seafood offers a variety of crispy fried (or for those eating healthier – nicely grilled) seafood.
About Gorton’s Seafood
Truth be told, I rarely shop in the frozen seafood aisle. The issue I’ve had in the past is quality. When it comes to seafood – especially frozen seafood, you want to make sure that you’re getting quality product that won’t taste mushy or “too seafoody” when cooked. When I stopped in front of the Gorton’s Seafood section of the freezer, I was impressed by the different options they had to choose from – Beer Batter Fillets, Tilapia, Shrimp Scampy, and more. After a few moments of pondering, I selected a bag of the Crispy Battered Fish Fillets, a box of Beer Batter Shrimp, and a box of Popcorn Shrimp.
First up, I decided to try the Beer Batter Shrimp. These shrimp are no joke. They are sizable jumbo shrimp that have been butterflied and deveined. They’ve been dipped in “pub-style batter” made with real beer and were ready for a quick cook in the oven. 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. They came out with a perfect crisp, just the right amount of golden, and were a big hit with everyone. These are great options for dinnertime or even for appetizers at a party. They’re the perfect finger food.
Next we cooked up the Popcorn Shrimp. Again, these cooked up quickly – 14 -16 minutes in the oven (at 425.) After baking, they also had a great crisp and were perfectly cooked without excess of oil or grease. You have to be careful with things that say “popcorn” because you might find yourself eating shrimp after shrimp while watching an old Heroes episode. Maybe, possibly.
I haven’t cooked up the fillets yet, but if the shrimp have anything to say about it, these will be delicious as well.
I was so impressed with the flavor and the coating of the Gorton’s Seafood I sampled. They cooked up beautifully and I loved that the shrimp weren’t mushy or too firm. If you want delicious and easy to cook seafood to serve to your family, you can find Gorton’s in the freezer aisle at a grocery store near you.
Gorton’s Seafood Online
- Visit the Gorton’s Seafood Website
- “Like” Gorton’s Seafood on Facebook
- Follow Gorton’s Seafood on Twitter
The WiC Project Gorton’s Seafood Giveaway
THREE (3) Winners will each receive TWO (2) FREE product coupons and a Gorton’s Custom dinner plate!
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.