I recently had the pleasure of reviewing one of Gorton's frozen seafood dinners that is included in their 20 at less than 200 calories each. I never really paid that much attention but when I did, I realized that somewhere in the back of my mind, I must have known I was doing something right because some of these meals are even less in calories than some of the diets everyone is always on!
So, it was a no brainer to me that we should participate in the Eat Seafood Twice A Week promotion to get people to try and eat better and to get emotionally and physically in shape. I have always tried to watch my weight but it's getting harder and harder to do because of the Hypothyroidism and the Fibromyalgia. Both drain my energy and when you throw in IBS, well, it's just hard to eat sometimes, especially healthy because those are the very foods that cause my tummy the most distress. I may not be the poster child for this promotion but I am giving it my all and will do the very best I can!
Now the product we chose to try was the 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 Shrimp Scampi that it would be hard to list them all here. But I can tell you that they have awesome battered fish filets that you can put in the oven or in a skillet. I prefer the oven due to less calories plus I don't like fried foods.
I bet once you take a look at what all Gorton's has to offer, you will be making regular trips to where they have it in the grocery store. Stop by and check them out and see if you can find something that you like and that your family will like also. Do what I do and add a few extra ingredients to make it taste more homemade and you can do it with less than 2 added ingredients. One that goes really well with a lemon pepper or garlic sauce is capers and onions or mushrooms.
Little bit of History:
Founded in 1849, Gorton's is one of America's oldest continuously operating companies. Headquartered in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Gorton's continues to be the innovative leader in the seafood industry. Gorton's proudly stands behind its products with its "Trust the Fisherman Guarantee," which represents an unwavering commitment for over 150 years to providing the best-tasting, highest quality seafood meals. Among consumers the Gorton’s Fisherman, in his yellow slicker and rain hat, has become an icon symbolizing this commitment.
You can check out Gorton's here:
Gorton's, Inc.128 Rogers Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone: (800) 222-6846
Fax: (978) 281-8295
Gorton's has been kind enough to offer one winner their own free coupon to try any of the low calorie choices that they have available. Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck!