A few weeks ago, Foodbuzz contacted me with an offer to sample Mrs. Paul’s and Van de Kamp’s ParchmentBake Fish. Since I’ve been trying to eat more fish, I thought, Sure, why not? A few days later, some free coupons for the products arrived on my doorstep as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program.
I decided to try both the Classic Grilled Tilapia and the Garlic Butter Tilapia. First up was the Classic Grilled. Preparation could not have been more simple: place parchment bag containing fish and sauce on baking sheet and bake 22 to 24 minutes.
It comes out of the oven all puffed up…
That’s it. I opted for 24 minutes, and I was afraid I overcooked it since some of the fish stuck to the parchment paper. I ate it atop a bed of steamed chopped broccoli with hot sauce. Yes, I’m craving broccoli again…just have to make sure CD is at work when I steam it.
The fish was definitely not overcooked. It smelled great and tasted delicious. The sauce had a mild flavor, and the fish came out moist and flaky. Perfect.
I love lox and cream cheese on bagels…so why not Garlic Butter tilapia and cream cheese? Yep, the bagels have been restocked.
For the above fish, I went with 22 minutes, and this time, nothing stuck to the parchment paper. However, I didn’t like the flavor as much as the Classic Grilled. It was quite garlicky, and the fish didn’t taste as fresh.
What I really liked about the Mrs. Paul’s ParchmentBake fish was the ease of preparation along with the taste for the most part. What I didn’t like was the long list of ingredients – I’m more of a simple girl when it comes to fish. A little butter and a splash of lemon is all I really need.
P.S. And just so you know, Mrs. Paul’s Crunchy Fish Sticks are really good with mustard.