Even though I’m not a big fan of seafood, I do enjoy fried fish from time to time. While at Trader Joe’s, I spotted they had a selection of frozen fish available and decided to give one a try. Since I tend to stand behind Trader Joe’s products I felt it couldn’t be too bad … so I asked an employees recommendation to help me choose between the two different boxes I was trying to decide between. The employee told me that he personally really enjoys the fish nuggets … so with that, the Trader Joe’s Battered Fish Nuggets went into my cart.
One early afternoon I decided to put some fish into the oven to have for lunch. I followed the cooking directions but spritzed non-stick cooking spray on top of the frozen fish nuggets before putting them into the oven. I cooked them for the recommended time and took them out. Whipped up a little bowl of homemade tartar sauce (1 ½ tablespoons Hellmann’s Light mayonnaise and sweet relish), a drop of ketchup on my plate and it was lunch time!
The fish itself is made of Alaskan Pollock – which uniquely is a fish I have never had before. Alaskan Pollock has a milder taste, is white in color and has lower oil content. The nuggets are battered in a light, crispy batter so you’re awarded with a nice portion of fish and not a chunk of batter and a dime size piece of fish. The fish has a “greasy” quality to it and by that I mean it’ll make your fingers feel a little slick, but it’s not greasy in taste, etc. It’s got a very reminiscent texture and feel to deep fried fish, which I appreciated because that is what I am used to. Taste wise, this is delicious – it’s not fishy (which I appreciate) and it’s very filling. A handful of baked French fries to go alongside these and it would be a go-to meal for me whenever I’m in the mood for fried fish. Definitely a winner and a homerun.
A serving is just about four pieces (4 ounces), but I found with the size pieces I had I could have 4 ½ pieces for 4 ounces. The serving is 190 calories, which is 5 points plus values.
What is one of your favorite frozen fish dishes?