I received product from Gorton’s Artisan Filets and a cutting board in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
We’ve all had days when the need to eat NOW is high, but the motivation to cook is low. It’s nice to know the people at Gorton’s have you covered with their #Real Solutions Artisan Fillets. The Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb Fillets are already breaded and seasoned and bake up in under 20 minutes.
I remember well the “orange meal” of fish sticks, macaroni and cheese and corn. We ate it many times when I was a single mother. These aren’t those fish products. You can actually taste the garlic and herbs on these fillets and the breading bakes up crisp without additional oil. When you want something quick and easy to make, you don’t want to mess with a frying pan and oil, let alone setting up a breading station.
Gorton’s fillets are made from wild caught Alaskan pollock in accordance with their Trusted Catch™ program which ensures sustainable practices from all their suppliers. I also appreciated the minimal packaging. The fillets are packed without plastic in a paperboard box which can be recycled in many areas.
There are three other varieties of Artisan Fillets in addition to Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb: Lemon & Cracked Peppercorn, Southwest Tortilla and Southern Style.
Gorton’s is offering coupons for $1.00 off any two products. There are also gluten free grilled products available so you’re sure to find a choice you can feel good about. While you’re on the website printing the coupon, make sure to follow Gorton’s on social media and enter Gorton’s #Real Solutions Sweepstakes with a grand prize of $2,500! You can enter the sweepstakes every day until April 21, 2014 on the website or via Gorton’s Facebook page.
Rick and I made a quick side dish of Lemon Basil Zucchini “Noodles” to pair with our Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb fillets. Noodles of this type are easy to make with the proper tools. I used a julienne peeler as shown in the photo, but you could also use a grater along the length of the zucchini to make long pieces. For this purpose, you’ll want to avoid the seeds within the zucchini. Rather than throw that portion away, I save mine to make vegetable broth.
Here’s how I got dinner on the table in under 30 minutes using #Real Solutions products:
- 1 pack Gorton's Real Solutions Roaster Garlic & Italian Herb fillets
- 2 zucchinis between 6 and 7 inches long, cut into noodles
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (or combination oil and butter)
- several basil leaves, cut into thin slices
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- juice and zest of one lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven as directed on the packaging
- Once the fish are in the oven, prepare the zucchini. Use a julienne peeler or grate the zucchini along its length into long strips. Reserve the portion with the seeds for another use.
- Flip the fillets as directed on the packaging.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Saute the zucchini "noodles" until they're as crisp as you desire.
- Stir in the lemon zest, juice and parmesan cheese.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
I’ve been wanting to try my hand at veggie noodles for awhile. Both of us loved them and they were the perfect complement to the Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb Artisan Fillets from Gorton’s.
Be sure to come back on Friday to see how we liked the Real Solutions Southwest Tortilla Artisan Fillets
and enter a giveaway to win the sweet cutting board shown above plus two full value product coupons.