Momma Told Me: Trust The Gorton's Fisherman: Low Calorie Recipe + Giveaway

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Trust The Gorton's Fisherman: Low Calorie Recipe + Giveaway

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Momma Told Me: Don't mind yourself where it came from. You'll eat it, and you'll like it. **See, or you'll eat nothing at all!

As a child, it's hard to think of anything I'd rather have eaten less than seafood. This was partly due to the highly over-processed, genuinely fishy smelling, fried sticks of mystery 'fish' my Elementary cafeteria served up every Wednesday. It was also in part thanks to the chunky and generally unappealing Tartar Sauce my father would glop onto his fish at the dinner table, but mostly, thanks to the food's origin. I'd sit there with my Little Mermaid coloring book, in my mother's doctor's waiting room and stare bug eyes at the alien like creatures peacefully swimming through the tank. And nothing scrunched my nose up faster than the image of a bug like shrimp, complete with feelers, bouncing around like a seahorse one minute- then fried with fanned tail the next. Everything about seafood gave me the willies, and poor Momma just couldn't seem to put one past me.
I'm not sure exactly where it happened, but I think it started somewhere with an endless plate of Popcorn Shrimp at my father's favorite restaurant, Red Lobster. Ironically enough, just months before this I recall a fairly traumatic experience, visiting my Massachusetts grandparents, where I drew my table's ticket from a raffle and won 10 live Maine Lobsters. I truly joyous, and savory, event for my party, but one that would haunt me for years ad I watched those red creatures loaded into crates, followed by my grandmother's boiling pot! In any case, it's quite funny to think I've since instituted a yearly tradition of taking my father to the annual All You Can Eat Shrimpfest, where we gorge ourselves in fierce competition to the waiter's dismay.

While I have certainly torn down my 'anti seafood mandate', one thing still remains true, my dislike for processed, or pre-packaged seafood. Personally, I make a point not to buy frozen seafood for 2 simple reasons; the prices can seem exorbitant in comparison to fresh, quality, seafood, and the actual seafood flavor or quantity usually lacks. The other half, on the opposite hand can indulge in Fried Fishsticks, direct from the freezer all day long. It's a conundrum that often has me picking up the cheapest frozen seafood on sale, knowing he doesn't care about the quality, and I have no desire to eat it. So, when Jay's craving some fish sticks, or fried shrimp, it often means preparing 2 separate meals; a chore I'd much rather forgo.
Though I grew up with Gorton's, and our local grocer stocks an entire freezer case of these wholesome frozen seafood products, I'd never payed much attention as an adult. Every now and then I'll fawn over the shrimp varieties, or wonder of the grilled fillet quality, but stubbornly refused to give them a chance. Established in 1849, Gorton's Seafood has an impressive commitment to sustainability and quality they proudly stand behind. Their extensive line of frozen seafood spans Grilled and Battered Shrimp, Fillets, and Sticks in everything from single serve to resealable family size portions. With meal ready product, such as Salmon Lemon Butter Fillets and Roaster Butter and Garlic Tilapia, it's not just fried and battered seafood. I had no idea the diverse range of low preparation fish and shrimp just a few blocks away at my local grocer! And the convenience of storing bulk frozen fillets or sticks means I can save money, and time.

Even better, Gorton's has expanded their range to include an impressive 20 products that weigh in at 200 calories or less per serving. That's flavorful, pre-seasoned, seafood direct from your freezer to plate in often less than 15 minutes. My favorite, the Grilled Salmon filets offer the perfect pre-portioned protein base for a light Caprese salad or Wild Rice Pilaf. And when preparing a hearty Filet Mignon for our anniversary I can trust the simple preparation and low calorie portioning of Gorton's Shrimp Scampi in a Creamy Garlic Butter Sauce. Most recently I took the brand's 20 under 200 challenge and turned their low calorie Shrimp Scampi into a ridiculously simple and flavorful plate of Malaysian Curried Shrimp and Udon Noodles. The entire dish took less than 12 minutes, and made the perfect under 250 calorie lunch! Not feeling creative? Gorton's has dozens of easy to follow companion recipes for their line right on the website. Don't be afraid of frozen seafood, experience Gorton's today. Keep up with the Gorton's Fisherman on Facebook for the latest coupons and recipes.
Malaysian Curried Shrimp with Udon Noodles
Serves 2
***click here for printable recipe

Ingredients:

* 1 Package Gorton's Shrimp Scampi in Grlic Butter Sauce
* 8oz Cooked Udon Noodles
* 1/2 C Coconut Milk
* 1 TSP Curry Powder
* 1 TBS Sriracha, or other Hot Sauce
* 1/2 C Diced Tomatoes

Instructions:

1.) Prepare Udon Noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile prepare Gorton's Shrimp Scampi according to package directions.
2.) Once Shrimp Scampi begins to curl and turn pink (about 3-4 minutes) add tomatoes and continue to cook until done.
3.) Once Shrimp Scampi is fully cooked add remaining ingredients and combine until well mixed. Serve atop cooked Udon noodles.

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54 comments:

callbr549 said...

I would like to try the Grilled Tilapia,Tomato & Avocado Linguine. :)

Marti Parks said...

I want to try the skillet crisp shrimp taco.

Claudia N said...

I like Simply Bake Tilapia with Roasted Vegetables.

Claudia.

Nancy said...

I like the recipe for Skillet Crisp Shrimp Taco.

Nancy
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Sandy VanHoey said...

I'd like to try the fish sandwich BLT

tawndam said...

Roasted Garlic Tortilla Crusted Tilapia sounds very good

Lynne M. said...

I'd like to try the Grilled Tilapia Broccoli Penne.

Georgette C said...

The Simply Bake tilapia with roasted veggies.

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Debbie My empty nest said...

I would love to try the Simply Bake Tilapia with Roasted Vegetables yummmm

Kimberly said...

I would like to try the BBQ Fish Filet Sandwich

Dorothy Teel said...

I would like to have the Asian Shrimp Baken Wontons they sound great..

Kristie said...

I'd like to try the Buffalo Fish Sandwich.

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Holly Thomas said...

Skillet Crisp Shrimp Taco sounds great!!

Cinny Bbs said...

Roasted Garlic Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

Ken Ohl said...

shrimp taco. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Debby said...

Plain and easy: Simply Bake Tilapia and Roasted Vegetables

http://gortons.com/recipe/simply-bake-tilapia-roasted-vegetables

DONNA CHEATLE said...

I'd like to try the Spicy Shrimp with Zucchini ribbons. Sounds amazing

katy said...

I'd like to try the Cheesy Shrimp And Corn Casserole.
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Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Original Fish Tacos
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AMBER EDWARDS said...

I actually want to try YOUR recipe the most! I am crazy about shrimp pasta! Oh my it looks amazing. I love Gordon's fish fillets too. They make fish taste good, and I hate regular fish.

janetfaye said...

I would like to try Maple Glazed Salmon recipe.

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Kathy said...

Clam Roll

Yona Williams said...

id like to try the Asian-Style Pear Salad with Grilled Fillets

June M. said...

I would try the Simply Bake Tilapia with Roasted Vegetables it looks great :)

Jodi Horsley said...

I would like to try the Grilled Salmon Piccata.

Sherry said...

Gorton's Shrimp Scampi Bake

deb c said...

I'd like to try the Pow Pow Popcorn Shrimp recipe.

scottsgal said...

fish tacos looks good

Fawn said...

I would love to try the Shrimp and vegetable tostadas recipe.
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Lena B said...

Forget the recipes - just bake and eat - yum!

Patty Woodland said...

My hubby would love the pesto salmon pizza. Mmmmm

jopb said...

I'd like to try the Simply Bake Tilapia with Roasted Vegetables

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I'd like the skillet crisp shrimp taco!!

slehan said...

Skillet Crisp Tilapia with Sautéed Greens
Thanks for the contest.

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ann said...

The fish sandwich BLT sounds yummy : )

Small Footprints said...

My family would love the Shrimp Primavera.
Sml Footprints

Crunchy Frugalista said...

I want to try the skillet crisp tillapia yummy!

Lana Bradstream said...

Skillet Crisp Shrimp Taco

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Bre Dale said...

I want to try it all! mmnnn!

Suburban Style Challenge said...

Ha! I had Gordons Fish Sticks last night for dinner for the first time in years and was super impressed by how crunchy they were. I was expecting sogginess. I love your recipe... it sounds wonderful! I may give it a shot sometime soon... hubs and I have decided to start eating at home more since it's healthier and cheaper. Your shrimp recipe sounds like it'd be a good one to bring leftovers to work for lunch too.

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I do like the fish sticks even though these healthier versions make much more sense for me now!

Melissa Pezza said...

the shrimp tacos!

Jenn Mitchell said...

I am the only one in my family who likes fish, so these are great and easy options for me.

Running In Boise said...

Skillet Crisp Shrimp Taco

Paula Robinson said...

I used to live in Malaysia so I am gonna put this recipe to the test! Also, I want to try the buffalo sandwich!

Brutus Duffy said...

I'd like to make the Shrimp Bisque.

Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to try the Maple Glazed Salmon recipe.
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Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Asian Baked Shrimp Wontons.

Emillie Rose said...

pow pow popcorn shrimp

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I'd like to try making the Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto.
-Audra Weathers

June Lisle said...

Skillet Crisp Tilapia with Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad looks pretty good.

Bo said...

I'd love to try Skillet Crisp Tilapia with Sautéed Greens!

Jami Duclos said...

I love Shrimp Scampi!!!

lmurley2000 said...

fish sandwich BLT

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