I’ll be honest. I had a bad experience with frozen seafood once. It was some generic brand of frozen tilapia that looked dull, smelled slightly fishy and most definitely should not have been eaten. I’ve pretty much stayed away from frozen seafood ever since.
Then, a few weeks ago, Gorton’s Seafood issued a challenge – a 200 calorie challenge where we would sample one of their 20 products that are under 200 calories. Knowing that Gorton’s already has a reputation for quality frozen seafood, I accepted that challenge. As part of that challenge, Gorton’s Seafood provided us with free product coupons to facilitate our review.
As I browsed the freezer section, I was pleasantly surprised by variety of Gorton’s Seafood products that were under 200 calories. Other people must have liked it too because several of the 20 products that are under 200 calories were sold out. After a few moments of checking out the options, we picked up Gorton’s Grilled Sandwich Fillets (90 calories/serving,) Roasted Garlic & Butter Grilled Tilapia (80 calories/serving) and Cajun Grilled Fillets (90 calories/serving).
Once we were home, I was ready to take the challenge. I started of with the Gorton’s Roasted Garlic & Butter Grilled Tilapia. I figured it was a good first fish, so to speak. Garlic – good. Butter – good. Tilapia???
It was actually delicious! No weird fishiness or slime. The fish is pre-grilled and just needs to be heated in the oven. You don’t need to season or cut or do anything but bake and enjoy. The fish was flaky, not mushy, and packed with flavor. It has completely changed my perception of frozen seafood.
Over the next few days, the rest of the Gorton’s fillets were eaten and thoroughly enjoyed. Both the Grilled Sandwich Fillets and the Cajun Grilled Fillets were packed with flavor. The Sandwich Fillets are great for a quick lunch or dinner option. And all of these are perfect for low calorie meals.
Are you ready to take the 20 under 200 Gorton’s Seafood challenge? Head to the freezer section of your local grocery store, pick up one of the Gorton’s under 200 calories products, and take the challenge yourself!
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The WiC Project Gorton’s Seafood Challenge Giveaway
One winner will receive a Gorton’s Seafood prize pack which includes 5 free product coupons for Gorton’s Seafood, and a spatula, oven mitts and apron so you can cook up some yummy Gorton’s Seafood.
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.