Another home run here for the Gorton fish company, with these Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets. They feature a golden-brown, light yet crispy crust, cook up in less than a half-hour, and function well as the main course in most any lunch or supper meal.
Advantages, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- 100% real fish. This product contains neither fillers nor MSG, and is rich in natural Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Easy to find, in most big and small grocery stores.
- During baking this product produces an appealing yet not overbearing, quite mild fish aroma.
- It features a re closable box, small as it is, and incorporates the Gorton signature yellow color, that makes locating this product in the store a cinch.
- A toll-free hotline is provided if you’re not completely satisfied with this product.
- Gorton verifies this product as “mercury-safe.” It contains either insignificant levels of, or no mercury at all. And, they inspect it for maximal safety and quality.
- I particularly enjoy how Frank’s Xtra Hot Sauce spices up these battered fillets. The combination of the sauce and seasonings in the batter creates a course that tastes as hearty as a beef steak. Yum!
- It’s hard to do better than the provided preparation instructions. Followed to the letter, you’ll get perhaps the most pleasing flavor and texture.
- This battered fish makes a sizzling noise while baking, like a turkey in the oven, which fills me with anticipation and wonder about how much longer it will take for it to finish baking.
- Their on-par price raised no eyebrows. Not exceptionally cheap, nor exceedingly expensive. A fair price for this product.
- These taste very much like the Great Value Crispy Battered Fish Fillets I reviewed recently, though they are a little more expensive than that store brand. The shapes and ingredients appear largely the same, although these Gorton’s fillets are slightly heavier. You get more fish per fillet here, but you get fewer fillets.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- The package is small, at just 11.4 ounces, and contains just 3 servings (2 fillets per serving, for a total of 6 fillets).
- Higher than expected calories per serving, at 240 calories, or 120 calories per fillet.
- For maximum food safety and taste, you must keep this product frozen until ready to use. Never allow it to thaw prior to cooking.
- If you accidentally thaw this product, do not refreeze. If it’s bee thawed for more than a few hours, your best bet is to just throw it away.
- Preparing in toaster ovens or microwave ovens is not recommended.
- No plastic bag to seal these fillets was provided.
- Enriched flour is a mainstay ingredient here.
- Position racks in the middle holders in conventional oven.
- Pre heat oven to 425 degrees F.
- While preheating is going on, line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil, for easy cleanup afterwards.
- Coat that foil liner with some high-temperature non-stick cooking spray or oil.
- Place desired number of battered fillets in this foil-lined baking pan, arranging them such tha you have a little space between each fillet.
- Then, once the oven reaches 425 degrees, place pan, uncovered, in oven, in the center of the rack.
- Bake for 22 to 24 minutes total time, or until crispy and browned.
- Flip fish after 12 minutes (half way through baking).
- Then, remove the fillets from oven. Note that fish is not completely cooked until its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. or higher.
- Turn off oven, and let the fillets stand for a minute or two. I do not remove them from the baking pan until the sizzling stops entirely.
- Serve and enjoy.
Promptly refrigerate any unused portions.
Alaska pollock, water, vegetable oil (cottonseed and / or soybean), rice flour, enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), tapioka dextrin Less than 2% of yellow corn flour, modified corn starch, salt, sugar, spices, onion powder, baking powder (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), dextrose, corn syrup solids, soy lecithin, xanthan gum, natural flavoring, sodium tripolyphosphate (to retain fish moisture), paprika extract (color), whey, TBHQ (to protect flavor).
Contains Pollock, wheat, soy, milk.
- Serving size: 2 fillets, 108 grams. Servings per container: 3.
- Amount per serving: Calories: 240. Calories from fat: 130.
- Total fat: 14 grams, 22% DV.
- Saturated fat: 3 grams, 15% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Cholesterol: 25 milligrams, 8% DV.
- Sodium: 550 milligrams, 23% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 20 grams, 7% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 3 grams, 12% DV.
- Sugars: 3 grams.
- Protein: 8 grams.
- Calcium: 2% DV.
- Iron: 4% DV.
I’d rate this fish delight at 93 out of 100. This is a hearty main course, for fish that is. I like it very much, as it’s quite filling, tastes great, and is severely quality-checked by Gorton, a reputable fish company.
Where to Buy Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets
Look for Gorton’s fish products in most grocery stores; large, medium, and small. It comes in the signature bright yellow box with the blue and white lettering and a picture of these fillets on the front.
- Fish Fillet on Wikipedia
- Gorton’s Seafood Web Site
- Where to Buy Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets
- : Moved this post to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, and tweaked the content.
- 2012-09-14: Originally published.