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 weekly. 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, most of all, it was the concept of eating a 'fish', itself. I'd sit there with my Little Mermaid coloring book, in my mother's doctor's waiting room and stare with 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 fool me when it came time to play dinner peek-a-boo.
But I am still very much picky about what does on my plate and in my mouth. That's why my family has trusted the Gorton's Fisherman for over a decade. 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 products, such as Salmon Lemon Butter Fillets and Roasted Butter and Grilled Garlic Tilapia, it's not just fried and battered seafood. And that brings me to the most important aspect; Back on Track meal planning in 2014.
Last year I put myself on a sugar restrictive diet and dropped a considerable chunk of weight. This year I'm focusing on getting heart healthy with daily activities like extended walks, and careful meal planning. Often, in the afternoons, I will skip lunch altogether, which leaves me filling up on heavier foods at dinner, and feeling weighed down. To help solve this I've been reaching for some #RealFabulous Grilled selections from Gorton's. Whether it's the easy to prepare Signature Grilled Fillets, or the flavorful tail-on Grilled Shrimp, I know I'm eating all natural, MSG and filler free goodness. I've even developed a Southern California take on my family's classic Clam Bake- The California Shimp Bake, which can be prepared in less than a half hour, in the oven. The secret is in the carefully seasoned, then double layer folded, foil pouch which encases the ingredients in butter and flavor as they bake alongside each-other in the oven. This recipe is even grill and camping friendly! Grab a coupon for your favorite Grilled Gorton's product online.
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California Shrimp Bake
*** Click here for printable California Shrimp Bake recipe.
* 1 Package Gorton's Grilled Shrimp
* 3 Small Red Potatoes, Thinly Sliced
* 2 Frozen Ears of Corn, Cut Into Thirds
* 1 Lemon, Sliced Thin
* 2 TBS Butter
* 1 TBS Dill Weed
* Minced Garlic (Optional)
Preheat Oven to 425F
1.) Prepare 4 18" x 18" Sheets of Foil. Layer two sheets atop each other for each individual bake. Grease the center of the foil with margarine or a stick of butter and sprinkle with fresh ground salt and pepper to taste.
2.) Place 8-10 Gorton's Frozen Grilled Shrimp in the center of the foil, spaced evenly. Evenly distribute potatoes, corn, lemon, and butter among both foil surfaces. Sprinkle with dill and minced garlic if desired.
3.) Bring 2 edges of foil together, fold down and curl in remaining two edges, as to form a pouch. Place pouches on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and shrimp are opaque/pink.
4.) Open pouch and carefully place vegetables and shrimp in a serving bowl, pouring 'sauce' over. Serve and enjoy.