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Working as a brand ambassador for Gorton's Seafood is lots of fun because it gets me to think outside the box about a popular consumer food company that has been around for over 150 years. It's a brand that I have been buying regularly for years that keeps reinventing itself to meet the needs and wants of contemporary families.
|Me at Gorton's Booth, BlogHer 2013 Chicago, MommyBlogExpert.com|
As a former PR executive now a full-time lifestyle blogger and social media strategist, I especially appreciated the Gorton's press kit I received for the campaign. This media kit was cleverly packaged, literally, inside one of the brand's new zip close resealable bags.
|Gorton's fisherman USB w/ press bag added to fun, MommyBlogExpert.com|
|Gorton's in-store display, Image by MommyBlogExpert.com|
Teen temperaments permitting, I'll sometimes bring my iPad into the kitchen and use one of the many creative fish recipes on Gorton's site. But more often, each kid picks their personal favorite out of the freezer and I'll prepare anywhere between 1-4 pieces of fish per person (sometimes even more for my big guys).
|Gorton's Fish Sandwich Fillets, Image from Gorton's|
|Gorton's Fish Sandwich Fillets in 10 minutes, MommyBlogExpert.com|
10-Minute Teen Fish Sandwich
Like many other teens, mine usually come home ravenous and they don't have a lot of patience to wait around for me to make dinner. The directions on the package of Gorton's Fish Sandwich Fillets, for example, instructs you to bake in the oven a total of about 28-30 minutes.
But what I do when the kids are really in a rush and can't wait that long, is microwave the fish for about a minute to thaw. Next, I put it in the oven on broil for 5-10 minutes, flipping it once and watching it carefully so it doesn't burn until it looks brown and crispy. Lastly, I add a sesame seed bun, lettuce, tomato and onion, with a side of dipping sauce, and -- as the package declares -- I'm done!
The kids love this and so do I because it's simple and fast, taking less than half the preparation time listed on the box. For sure, it's a win-win for both this home cook and her demanding "customers."
|Buffalo Fish Sandwich, Image from Gortons|
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