Gorton’s Fish Sandwich Fillets Review

I tested an 18.3-ounce box of these Gorton’s Fish Sandwich Fillets  recently, and was not disappointed n the least.   This new product comes with eight fillets, each one big enough to make a decent-sized sandwich.  The breading is thick enough to provide a substantial crunch for each bite without appearing too floury.  With their moderate spices, these breaded fish fillets weigh 2.3 ounces each.  For me, two of these on two rolls make for a filling supper.  They brown up nicely in the oven, and accept lots of hot sauce without becoming overly soggy.  I liked them.


Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features

  • These breaded, crunchy fish fillets are especially designed to fit hamburger rolls.
  • They have a hunger-enticing, yet not-too-fishy taste, which makes them mild, yet quite satisfying.
  • You can be re-close the box with the built-in tabs that fit into slots on the top flap.  This prevents the fillets from spilling out when fetching or stowing them in the freezer.
  • This fish contains lots of omega-3 fatty acids, that are excellent for retaining a healthy heart.
  • Consisting of 100% Alaska Pollock without added flavors, you can feel good about your health by making this course a twice-weekly part of your weekly meal plans.
  • These square fish fillets also have no mono-sodium glutamate, and are made of 100% real fish according to the box, without fillers of any kind.
  • While baking, this food gives off a mouth-watering aroma, so that when finally done, I’m quite anxious to consume it.   This aromatic prelude makes actually eating the Alaska Pollock even more rewarding for having waited.
  • Crystal hot sauce nicely adds a gentle yet substantial red pepper flavor to these fillets.
  • I pretty much follow the baking instructions on the box that, in my oven at least, consistently yield hot and very crunchy, golden brown sandwich fillets.
  • Gorton’s routinely tests this product for strict quality compliance, including checks for mercury.  This testing comforts consumers, given the high concern today over heavy metals showing up in seafood.


Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns

  • These contain bleached flour.  I prefer whole-grain, unbleached flour for better nutritional values.
  • They also have added sugar and preservatives.  So these fish sandwich fillets definitely qualify as a processed, non-whole food.
  • They do not heat up well in the microwave.  In fact, the box recommends against microwave preparation.  But an ability to “nuke” this product would shorten the time-to-table from freezer considerably.
  • There is no inner plastic bag to protect the fillets from freezer burn.  So if you wish to keep them a while, you’ll need to provide your own airtight bag.


Cooking Directions

  • Position one of your conventional oven racks in the middle set of holders in the oven.  The rack should be neither too close to the top, nor too close to the bottom of the oven.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • While waiting for the oven to heat up, line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil to minimize cleanup.
  • Remove the desired number of Alaska Pollock fillets from the box, and place them in this foil-lined baking pan.
  • Then, once the oven reaches 425 degrees, place pan, uncovered, in oven, in the center of the middle rack.
  • Bake for 18 to 22 minutes total time, or until crunchy and browned.
  • Turn fillets over after 10 minutes (half-way though the baking process).
  • Once baking is done, remove the pan with the fillets from the oven, and let stand for 3 minutes.  Note that fish is not completely cooked until its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F or higher.
  • Turn off the oven.

Do not refreeze raw fish or prepare in a toaster oven or microwave,  Promptly refrigerate any unused cooked sandwich fillets.


Ingredients List

Alaska Pollock fish, enriched bleached wheat flour (flour, niacin, iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), vegetable oil (cottonseed and / or soybean), water, yellow corn flour. Less than 2% of sugar, modified corn starch, salt, dextrose, yeast, onion powder, whey, baking powder (baking soda, aluminum phosphate), caramel color, colored with paprika, annatto, and turmeric extracts.  Natural flavor, sodium tripolyphosphate (to retain fish moisture), TBHQ (to protect flavor).

Contains: Pollock, wheat, and milk.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 fillet.  Servings per container: 8.
  • Calories: 150.  Calories from fat: 70.
  • Total fat: 8 grams, 12% DV.
  • Saturated fat: 2.5 grams, 13% DV.
  • Trans fat: 0 grams.
  • Cholesterol: 15 milligrams, 5% DV.
  • Sodium: 260 milligrams, 11% DV.
  • Potassium: 90 milligrams, 3% DV.
  • Total carbohydrate: 14 grams, 5% DV.
  • Dietary Fiber: <1 gram, 2% DV.
  • Sugars: 2 grams.
  • Protein: 6 grams.
  • Calcium: 2% DV.
  • Iron: 6% DV.


Product Rating

Though they could be better if created with whole grain flour and without sugar, Gorton’s fish sandwich fillets are near-excellent eating nonetheless, as long as you do not stuff too many of them into your mouth, too often.  Over all, I indeed like the Gorton’s flavor herein.  They cost little, are easy to bake, taste delicious, and overall quite good for you.  So I’d highly recommend them to anyone hungry for the taste of decent fish.  If you’re a fish lover as I am, you’ll appreciate this product.  I’d rate it at 94 out of 100.


Where To Buy Gorton’s Fish Sandwich Fillets

Look for the bright yellow bos with a picture of the fillets on the front and the blue Gorton’s logo at most any large or small grocery store.




Revision History

  • : Moved this post to the   Tom’s Diet Quest   blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, and tweaked the content.
  • 2012-06-06: Originally published.