Friday, April 2, 2010

Fisher Boy- tasty and easy seafood!

I'm going to start off this post with a tiny confession of sorts- I've never liked seafood. Tuna is okay, and I can make some pretty awesome ceviche, but everything else? I'm just not interested. Of course I know it's healthy for you, but it's something I struggle with all year round, especially during Lent! Not having ever been a fan of seafood, there are only so many things I know how to make- so I was beyond thrilled when Fisher Boy contacted me and asked if I was interested in sampling some of their products. Something I can serve on Friday with ease? Of course I wanted to give it a try! It helps that both of my boys were thrilled as well, especially when the package arrived shortly after breakfast:

Another fact about me and seafood? I had no idea there were so many varieties of frozen fish products! We generally buy Gorton's because it's what we had growing up so it's familiar, and I always try to grab something labeled "crunchy" because if there's anything worse than fish, it's soggy breaded fish. But Coconut Popcorn Shrimp? Fishin' Tater Sticks?? Who comes up with this stuff?

(Don't worry, the baby just got veggies since he's still a little bit too little for seafood. He did have fun watching everyone else taste test though!)
The Coconut Popcorn Shrimp was a hit with everyone, both toddler and gamma had a blast dipping it. The husband seemed to enjoy it most of all. I loved the coconut aroma it filled the house with- delicious! The Crunchy Tenders were my favorite by far- they were not only delicious but they had a serious crunch to them. I have honestly never had such crunchy breaded fish and will definitely be shopping for this brand regularly. We also sampled the Fishin' Tater Sticks- and while they were light and fluffy on the inside, and low of fishy flavor, they just didn't compare to the tenders. We did like them better than any other fish stick product, and I think they'd make a great choice for kinds who are reluctant to try seafood. The round shape is fun and kid-friendly and the lighter flavor of the sticks would make for a fun "dipping" themed meal.

All in all, we were impressed with not only the flavor but the quality as well. The only downside (for me) was that each of the products we tried had different cooking times- so it'd be easier to only make one or two items. On the other hand, everything cooked up fast, clean up was a breeze, and everyone enjoyed an easy made-at-home seafood meal- and it's hard to beat that!

You can find a $0.75 printable coupon for Fisher Boy products here. All opinions expressed here are mine. I was not compensated for this post, but the 3 products mentioned were provided (for free) in exchange for an honest review. And seriously? Those Crunchy Tenders I can hear the crunch when you bite into them- awesome!

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