I had the opportunity to try out several Gorton’s items in exchange for this blog post. All opinions belong to me. Read on!
If you keep an eye on my Instagram, I post a LOT of photos about what I’m eating. And 90% of the time, it’s a chicken or turkey based meal. That’s what we typically eat. Sometimes we add in pork or beef, but mostly chicken or turkey. One thing I never prepare at home? Fish. It’s not that I don’t like fish, because I DO! But there’s a certain someone in this house (cough, Jon, cough) that doesn’t eat fish. He didn’t grow up eating Fish Sticks & Mac ‘n Cheese like I did. He didn’t have salmon later in life, nor sushi, cod, tilapia – none of it. Honestly, he’s missing out!
When I got the opportunity (thanks Candice for sharing!) to try out some of the Gorton’s seafood varieties, I thought YES! Since these can all be prepared relatively quickly in the oven, I could easily make it for me and make something else for Jon. But, turns out, Aubrey is a fan of seafood and we enjoyed these as lunches over the course of a few days. That’s my girl!
I was able to grab several varieties from Target – because let’s face it, that’s pretty much the only spot I go to on a regular basis. Our target has the grocer so we have a large selection in the freezer case!
I also grabbed the beer battered fillets to try out.
First meal, I made fish sticks, mac n cheese, and fruit for Aubrey. I only made her 3 (I ate two for me!) to see how she did. Well, here’s some pics of what she thought..
She’s a ham, like me. You can’t tell, but she loved it . She ate them all, had some of mine, and also had some of my tilapia.
My lunch was the Signature Grilled Tilapia that I made with cous cous leftovers. It was so delish. I only started eating Tilapia within the past 3 years but I know one big complaint is on the mild flavor so you really need to have a great season combo for it. This one was perfect. It had just enough flavor and the texture of the fish was spot on. Flaky, but not dry. Oh, and see that dip next to my fish sticks? I’ll post the recipe at the bottom of this post. I called it Flame Sauce. ha ha.
The next dish I tried was the Classic Grilled Salmon. The sauce was great and I paired it with more couscous, mashed potatoes, and veggies. I’m always starving so I again doubled up on the patties. I enjoyed the Tilapia a bit more, and I think the Salmon texture wasn’t as flaky as I’ve had before. But, if you want a quick dish without spending a fortune, this is a great option. Aubrey liked this too and I’m glad she enjoyed the fish 🙂
I still have a few things left to try, but wanted to give you my thoughts on these. I did make the beer battered fillets and, again, the Flame Sauce, and man. so good.
Now for some fun things. Gorton’s is having an online sweepstakes for a trip to Boston! You can enter daily through October 18 (which is an awesome day since that’s our anniversary!) for a trip for 4 and it includes airfare, hotel, activities AND spending money!! That’s awesome! If you’d like to try out some of these dishes, you can get a coupon by visiting their site!- Gortons.com!
Now for my Flame Sauce:
add 1 tbsp ketchup, 1 tbsp mayo, 1/2 tsp relish, 1/2 tsp sriracha. Mix and enjoy! If you need more heat, add at your own risk!