As heat and serve meals go, this one is certainly a little different to the run of the mill. Fish, Thai flavors, a pretty clean and fresh packet – sold. You’ll find this one in the freezer aisle for about six bucks – and there are two portions per pack.
Taste: This one does what it says on the tin. It’s tilapia. It’s in a Thai-style sweet chili sauce. And that’s errr, it. The fish is decent enough tilapia, which is to say, thin white fish with a relatively strong ‘earthy’ flavor. The Thai sauce is a by the numbers affair, more sweet than spicy. There’s no further complexity or nuance that you might ordinarily associate with Thai cooking.
Cooking: The fish and sauce will cook up equally well in the oven or microwave, depending on your mood. I actually threw mine into the air fryer, hence the crispier edges in the picture below.
Verdict: It’s a fairly pedestrian affair, but it beats many other frozen fish options which are downright poor. I can’t say tilapia is my favorite fish, nor was the sauce all that inspired; but I quite enjoyed these as a quick and simple way to put a meal together.
Here’s the plated and cooked fish over jasmine rice and a side of sambal.