Sunday, September 29, 2013

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

I have some awesome Gorton Seafood products to share with you today. We got to review some really awesome products from Gorton's and I just had to share them with you.
Here is what we reviewed:
1.)  Fish Sandwich Fillets (we got 2 bags of these)
2.)  Beer Battered Fish Fillets
3.)  Crispy Battered Fish
4.)  Skillet Crisp Tilapia
5.)  Gorton's Ship Wheel Key Chain'
6.)  Gorton's Fisherman USB
7.)  Assortment of Recipes and Post Cards
We really ended up loving these the best. I was really amazed at how awesome they tasted! We just baked them in the oven and then I toasted some really nice home made rolls we got at the local bakery with a touch of butter on the rolls and when they were nice and crunchy, we added the Fish Sandwich Fillets to the bread along with Tartar Sauce and that was it! I am not into a lot of stuff added to my sandwich. I loved the crunchy taste of the bread and the fish all combined together. I thought it was just as good as eating out! We paired our sandwich with tater tots.
Our next favorite was the Crispy Fish Fillets. They were totally awesome and very crispy, which is how I like my fish to be if I am eating it that way. We always bake all of our Gorton products and I guess you could pan fry them or other frying techniques, but I like baking best. That way I am hopefully saving on some of the fat and calories.

I think that these make an awesome quick meal when you really don't have a whole lot of time to get dinner ready and done before it's time to go somewhere or just relaxing for the evening. I like that I can whip something up pretty quick for my family but at the same time, still have that home cooked feel to it by adding great veggies and other options to round out a great dinner. We had hash brown potatoes and golden sweet corn with butter.
I don't know if you have ever eaten Tilapia fish before but it is one of the best fish out there that does not smell or taste fishy. So, if you love fish but not the smell or taste of it, then this is the fish for you. I have eaten lots of different ways, but sometimes just plain and simple is good enough.
We picked out the Garlic & Herb flavor for our Skillet Crisp Tilapia because those are our favorite spices. Now, this is one fish that you can use the skillet instead of the oven. It comes out beautifully! That's the secret that Gorton's Seafood has, no matter what you do with their fish, it comes out perfect every time. I haven't yet had a bad experience using their seafood for any of my meals.
We paired the Tilapia with rice with just butter and pinto beans with onions. Simple but perfect and the only side that took the longest to cook was my Basmati rice! 
The Beer Battered Fish Fillets have a really nice taste to them and I baked them a tad longer so that I could get a crisper fish. It's a personal choice, so you don't have to do that if you don't want to. I don't know for sure why Beer works so good as a batter but it sure does add that extra little punch to fish! If you haven't had Gorton's Beer Battered Fish Fillets, you really need to get a bag of them. They just might become your favorite way to eat fish!
As you can see, I love Tater Tots, too! Mike did bake up some Crinkle Fries with his. He likes the Tater Tots but not every time we eat fish. You can really make anything you want with these fish selections, they are very versatile and go with just about anything. I took the approach of these being my go to meals when either I didn't feel good and didn't want to cook or had a time problem. And for me, what's the point of spending extra time making side dishes if the whole idea was to speed up the process, so that is why Tater Tots or the Crinkle Fries are most often used with the fish dinners.

Now, here are the key chain and the USB that was included in my little package.

I thought it was pretty darn neat how they did the Fisherman USB, don't you?

And the Gorton's wheel key chain is really nice and these pictures don't do it justice. It is very nice and heavy and has an awesome shine to it.
Lastly, we got a selection of Post Cards along with a few recipe cards to use for some idea's on what to use Gorton's products in my meals.
Here is why Gorton's is good for you:
Gorton's gluten free Grilled Fish items have healthy omega-3 fatty acids and are an excellent source of lean protein. A diet that includes seafood twice a week has health benefits that could include:
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol levels
  • Maintaining healthy blood glucose levels
  • Supporting healthy weight loss and weight management
  • Enhancing brain growth and development
  • Promoting heart health

Don't forget to go and enter Gorton's Wicked Seafood Sweepstakes! Just click on the below banner to go and enter.
You can also visit Gorton's and download a coupon to get some money off of your purchase. They also have a Recipe tab that you can look up and find some exciting new ways to make some great meals. You can also go and explore their products to see what all that they have added to their seafood family.
Connect with Gorton's:
Mailing Address:
128 Rogers Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 
Phone:  (800) 222-6846
Gorton's will be giving one winner their own little package that will consist of (3) $2 off coupons on Gorton's seafood, your own Gorton's keychain and Fisherman USB. You will also get your own collection of Post Cards and Recipe Cards.

Disclosure: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Catie said...

I would like to try the Classic Grilled Salmon!

Mami2jcn said...

I'd like to try the tilapia.

CatOLuck said...

I'd like to try Crispy HomeStyle Shrimp. catoluck at icloud dot com

spock7005 said...

I love their Crunchy Breaded Fish Sticks! Delicious, not at all like the sad mess in the school cafeteria. They are the best! (Sorry, Mrs. Paul!)

Kim Pinch said...

I would like to try the grilled haddock.

Paula L. said...

Would love to try the grilled salmon.

jandplee at att dot net

Marti Tabora said...

I would like to try the grilled tilapia. Thanks.

Megan Parsons said...

I'd like to try the skillet crisp shrimp! makeighleekyleigh at

ann said...

I like the square sandwich fillets mostly

Carolyn Colley said...

I would like to get the Gorton’s Classic Grilled Salmon Fillets

Sherry said...

Garlic Grilled Shrimp
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Amanda Rauch said...

I want to try the Extra Crispy Tenders-those sound really good!

amandajoyrauch at

Amanda Emily said...

Id like to try the Garlic Grilled Shrimp first

coupons (at) amandaemily (dot) com

MELINA said...

I would like to try the fish sandwich fillets.

Ken Ohl said...

the salmon fillets sound great. thankyou, ken

deb c said...

I would like to ret their Shrimp Scampi.

missdeb1 at earthlink dot net

deb c said...

I would like to ret their Shrimp Scampi.

missdeb1 at earthlink dot net

lmurley2000 said...

I would like to try their shrimp

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Dax Michaels said...

I tried the Gorton's Fish Filets (breaded)and gagged!!! I had to schlepp myself (and the filets) back to the store for a refund