Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gorton's Seafood Review & Giveaway **Closed**


I have always ate Gorton's Seafood off and on my whole life but recently reconnected with them when I saw that they had updated alot of their products so I was doubly grateful when I was allowed to review some of their products for you! I got to review the Butterfly Shrimp and the Classic Crunchy Golden Fillets.

I chose to get 2 boxes of the Butterfly Shrimp for a meal because my husband is nuts about Butterfly Shrimp and because I knew I would not be able to get him to eat grilled fish or shrimp. I did not want to waste food so I was not able to get a 3rd product to review. But, like I said, I have eaten Gorton's products before so I have tried several other products and I will tell you about them later after I tell you about the 2 I did review.

I did not fry either product because we are trying to watch our cholesterol but from past experience, I can tell you that they are awesome fried but if you can't fry them for some reason, baking them is just as good as long as you don't over bake them.

Lord, my daughter one time did that and those were the hardest shrimp I think I have ever tried to eat! Follow the directions on the box, but be aware, that all ovens are not the same so I always keep a check on anything baking in the oven until I see how they do.

My oven tends to heat faster so I have to shorten the time that is on the box, but start with what they say and just keep an eye on it and you should be okay. The Butterfly Shrimp are crispy and great tasting by themselves but we have tried it the way that was on Gorton's recipe page on their website. It is called Butterfly Shrimp with Key West Sauce.

It was a hit with my husband! I had to use just cocktail sauce because of my bladder condition but he was able to eat it and he said it was one of the best sauces he has had in awhile. So, Kudos to Gorton's for coming up with a successful sauce recipe! Oh, and one other thing, they now have Resealable Bags! No more having to put leftover shrimp or fish in a freezer bag!

Now, for the Golden Fish Fillets we just ate them the way they came out of the box! I am not one to mess with a good thing too much and if this had been the grilled fish I would have gotten a little more fancy but we like our fish with just cocktail sauce or tartar sauce so we left it at that. I love crunchy fish just as much as I do shrimp and I was not disappointed with Gorton's Golden Fish Fillets!

We also took french bread and cut into smaller sections and made fish sandwich's similar to what you get at some fast food restaurants. Then you just add some lettuce and tartar sauce with a little bit of diced up dill pickles and you have the perfect fish sandwich.

Now, for one other product that I have tried but not for this review, is their Shrimp Scampi. This is about the only way I can get Mike to eat shrimp besides the fried kind. He will eat Shrimp Scampi if I make it and then pour it over either thin spaghetti with garlic bread or I put it on a nice salad.

Other than that, he really has no interest in grilled shrimp. I, on the other hand, love grilled seafood and I will order when out but for home, I have to prepare what everyone will eat, not just me.

When I make the Shrimp Scampi I will add some onions and mushrooms along with grated parmesan cheese and capers then pour all of this on top of the thin spaghetti! It is really good. I hope you try it sometime and you will be amazed at how much it almost tastes as good as going out to eat! You can also throw a little fresh parmesan on top of the whole dish when you get ready to eat if you are into cheese as much as were are. It really makes the dish pop then!

Gosh, Gorton's has so many other products to try other than the three I told you about and I hope you check them out and see what they have to offer. They have two types of salmon, two types of grilled shrimp, 4 types of tilapia, 3 types of fish tenders, 5 types of shrimp, 3 types of battered fish, 5 types of natural grilled fillets, 4 kinds of breaded fillets and one fish stick. I bet you can find something in there for everyone!

I am going to change the history a little bit and give you a snippet of what Gorton's has to say about going "green":
Environmental responsibility and preserving our natural resources goes beyond our long-time commitment to sustainable fishing practices. It also involves reducing the environmental impact of the work we do and the products we make. As a leader in frozen seafood, we believe that we must also be a leader in environmentally responsible practices, and set a positive example in our industry and our communities.
Connect with Gorton by several ways:

Mailing Address:
128 Rogers Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone: (800) 222-6846
Fax: (978) 281-8295

Gorton's has been so gracious enough to offer (3) winners (2) free coupons for their products along with a Gorton’s Custom dinner plate. Open to U.S. residents only.

The 3 winners are: Lois Jones, Cheryl Free and Janet Vickers.

24 comments:

Alicia said...

frozen tilapia

Jennifer Haile said...

I like the Salmon Lemon Butter Grilled Fillets and the Classic Grilled Shrimp.

Jennifer Haile said...

I 'd like to make the Coconut shrimp stir fry recipe.

eclairre said...

The grilled tilapia looks yummy

Lois Jones said...

I would get the Breaded Fish Fillets. My family loves them!
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Becky said...

My husband loves the grilled shrimp :)

Lois Jones said...

I think I would try the Cheesy Fish Fillet Broccoli Casserole.

Becky said...

I would like to try the lemon, coconut shrimp stir fry recipe! :)

Mommy-Money said...

coconut shrimp!
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Sarah said...

I would get the Garlic and Herb Filets!
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Sarah said...

I would like to try to make fish tacos!
sarahandmike@hellokitty.com

Daisy522 said...

All Natural Lemon Butter Grilled Fillets

Cheryl Free said...

I'd buy the Grilled Shrimp Scampi ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Cheryl Free said...

I'd love to try the Cheesy Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp

Carol L. said...

Definitely the Grilled Shrimp Scampi
Carol L
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Carol L. said...

I'd like to try the Shrimp Scampi pizza and the Mini Tostadas with Wholly Guacamole & Shrimp.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

nicolesender said...

I'd like to try the Classic Crispy Battered Fillets.
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nicolesender said...

I'd like to try Gorton's Sheperd Pie recipe.
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Carmen said...

Grilled Shrimp Scampi! I love it at restaurants, so would be great to have a easy to way to make it at home! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Carmen said...

Would love to try Asian Shrimp Baked Wontons, they look delicious!

Shay said...

SHERRIE CRUSON ON RAFFLECOPTER

I would buy the Grilled Shrimp Scampi. Yum!

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Shay said...

SHERRIE CRUSON ON RAFFLECOPTER

I would love to the the Coconut Lemon Shrimp Stir Fry recipe.

grannylovesgiftbaskets@hotmail.com

kellyr78 said...

I would buy their Classic Breaded Fish Sticks
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Cheryl Free said...

I replied to your email -- *Thanks so much*
Mary's Cup of Tea and Gorton's! We look forward to having Gorton's Frozen Seafood for dinner soon ヅ