Intrigued by this halibut product from Pacific, I decided it was time to investigate the brand’s line up of frozen fish in a little more detail – next up on the chopping block – this similar product. Roughly seven frozen pieces of haddock come inside the cardboard box, encased in a non resealable plastic bag. The pieces of fish are noticeably smaller, nugget sized, as compared to the halibut product.
Cooking: Pacific advise you cook these from frozen, preferably in the deep fat fryer or the oven. When I see the latter I always reach for the air fryer, which worked a treat here.
Taste and texture: Very satisfying. The batter cooks to a gold crisp finish with pleasing crunch. There’s no mushy later between batter and fish either; speaking of the fish, its a solid, meaty texture, with a slight sweetness to it. I’d wager if you placed this before a random person, and asked them what they thought it was, they’d proclaim it cod.
Overall: I enjoyed these a great deal, and didn’t mind the fact that haddock is priced a little more cheaply than halibut, which always demands a premium. Certainly the fish has a bolder flavor than mild halibut, but it’s by no means overpowering. Perfect as part of a fish sandwich or fish tacos I would say.
Pacific Crispy Battered Haddock nutrition and cooking
Is Pacific Crispy Battered Haddock any good?
This is a very solid frozen fish product, usable in a variety of dishes, tacos to fish and chips; haddock is meaty fish with medium flavor, not unlike cod.
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