This gluten-free product from Pacific comes in the freezer aisle. Inside the cardboard box, the frozen fish pieces come in a non resealable plastic bag – you will want to transfer them to a sealable bag after opening.
Cooking: Bake or deep fry, or if you have a new fangled air fryer, that works perfectly too. I’d imagine the very best results are from the deep fryer but I air fried these happily.
Taste and texture: Very good, this is the classic battered fish product you’re looking for. A decently thick batter, with pleasing crunch, gives way to juicy and flakey white fish. The batter has none of that slimy/mushy nastiness that befouls so many similar products. Being halibut the flavor is very mild, but it’s there, just about.
Overall: Fish and chips, a classic fried fish sandwich, fish tacos – this is a perfect pick in my book. My only quibble would be a desire for slightly larger pieces, but frankly it’s a minor one.
Pacific Crispy Battered Halibut – nutrition and cooking
Is Pacific Crispy Battered Halibut any good?
This is a very good frozen battered fish. The batter is crunchy and isn’t derailed by that weird mushy-slimyness many competing brands have. The fish is flaky and mild, a great pick for fish and chips.
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