I took the day off from work yesterday, both to spend time with my two girls and because I really wasn’t feeling 100 percent. Since my wife worked, I was in charge of dinner and decided to make a box of Sea Queen Crunchy Fish Fillets that were in our freezer.
I purchased these fillets a few days ago when we were doing some grocery shopping at Aldi. I loved the price on them. But, when I bought them, I did have some questions about what kind of quality I was getting for my money. After all, I have purchased other Sea Queen items in the past and wasn’t overly impressed with those.
In fact, when I made these last night, I really was expecting to have very few good things to say about them. However, they ended up being surprisingly good.
I was in a bit of a crunch for time because I knew my wife didn’t have a whole lot for lunch and I wanted to have dinner done either before she arrived or right after. So, when I read the instructions on the back of the box and discovered I could microwave the fillets, I took advantage of that. When doing this, I figured it would mean the fillets wouldn’t be as crunchy as they would have been if I baked them in the oven (something I was opposed to last night because it would have taken me an additional 15 minutes just to warm the oven up).
I won’t say I was wrong about them being less crunchy. But, the breading also didn’t end up as soggy as I was expecting it too. In other words, there was a slight difference cooking the fillets that way but not a major one.
The fillets also exceeded my expectations as far as taste is concerned too. Unlike a lot of cheaper brands, they were actual fillets rather than a bunch of ground up fish meat squished into a fillet form. There was a time when I didn’t think this would make all that much of a difference but, now, I honestly don’t know if I could eat a product that didn’t take that extra step. I’m not sure what kind of fish it was but it definitely improved my dining experience.
If you are looking for fish fillets for dinner and don’t want to spend a fortune on a more expensive brand, I would recommend picking up a box of Sea Queen crunchy fillets.