[Disclosure: I received a complementary sampler of Sizzlefish but was not compensated to write this post. Thoughts and opinions are my own.]
I’m not going to lie.
I was pretty excited when Sizzlefish approached me to sample their wares and share my opinion on their flash frozen, portioned, delivered to your doorstep seafood.
Now, we’ve all heard the benefits of eating more fish and in fact, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times a week (especially fatty fish rich in omega-3s like salmon, albacore tuna and mackerel.) Fish and seafood is high in protein and low in saturated fat – a great choice for healthy hearts and healthy bodies.
And while I don’t consider myself a vegetarian (bacon forever), I definitely lean towards the pesco-lacto-ovo way of eating. Meaning most of my animal protein comes in the way of seafood, dairy and eggs.
If I’m ordering out, it’s usually a seafood dish.
But in all honesty, I don’t cook it as often as I like because I don’t have a favorite local fishmonger.
The company has been supplying fish and seafood to top natural and premium grocery stores for almost 30 years and more recently, they’ve branched out into home delivery.
Here’s what I got (packaged in a styrofoam cooler with dry ice):
- Wild Caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
- North Pacific Sablefish
- Atlantic Cod
- Atlantic Haddock
- North Atlantic Sea Scallops
- Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp
What I like about Sizzlefish:
- Portion sized – Their fish & seafood is frozen in 4 ounce individual packages
- Variety – I routinely just buy shrimp and salmon (even though I enjoy other fish.) Both sablefish and haddock were new to me and I really liked them both.
- Convenience – Usually, I go to a few different stores to find fish/seafood I like (US sourced shrimp is one example that can be hard to find), so it was really nice having a variety on hand for easy weekday dinners.
Now, Sizzlefish is not inexpensive, but I’d be willing to spend the extra dollars in the future for the convenience and to have such a variety of seafood sitting in my freezer. There are several different priced sampler packs available, depending on your budget.
So, what did I make?
Smoky Shrimp Ribollita: The shrimp were lovely and I enjoyed the leftovers for days.
Blackened Baja Tacos via Cooking Light: I’ve made this recipe often – this time I used haddock (similar in taste to cod) and sablefish (buttery like Chilean Sea Bass – first time I’ve tried either.)
More favorite healthy seafood recipes that I’ll be using with the Sizzlefish stash:
Roasted Tomato & Feta Shrimp via Southern Living: I make this a lot and sometimes use ricotta salata instead of feta.
Rosemary Shrimp & Sweet Potato Grits (did I mention I love shrimp? Hello Bubba Gump.)
And check out Serena’s easy tutorial & tips on How To Broil Fish.
And yet, even more recipes I want to try on my Fish & Seafood Pinterest board
So, are you a fish/seafood lover? How often do you eat it? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?