Quick & Tasty Fish

by HEAB on March 15, 2012

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. 😉