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Product Review: Starfish Gluten Free Crispy Battered Halibut, Cod & Haddock ( all natural, dairy, egg & soy free)

Posted on | June 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

*This product is peanut free, gluten free, soy free, wheat free, and egg free
Fish and chips, anyone?
Starfish brings us crispy, battered gluten free fish that tastes great!  These are great alone, or sliced in fish tacos. These battered fish tenders really look appetizing and do NOT gluten free at all. Even my six year old tried them and exclaimed ” Hey mom! These actually look good!” I have to agree. If you or your children used to love Van de Kamps or Mrs. Paul’s frozen fish products, then you will definitely like this product. In fact, I think you will probably like them better!
Their fish products come in three frozen varieties: halibut ( pictured above), haddock, and cod- three fairly mild white fish varieties that are battered in a substantial corn flour and rice flour batter that adheres fairly well to the fish after baking for 14 minutes in the oven.  The flavor is light and the consistency is just a little chewy with a flaky, crisp crust.  One aspect I really like about these fish portions is the fact that they are not too greasy – I was shocked to discover hardly any residue on my baking pan after they came out of the oven!
The fish cooks perfectly, with the halibut coming out the flakiest of the three. The cod and haddock are also somewhat flaky but tend to be more dense, and all three varieties are very moist and tender. Likewise, the cod seemed the toughest of the three and the texture seemed  a little off.
Bravo Starfish! I think we have a winner here for all the battered fish lovers out there.
Pros: Great gluten free frozen fish option- halibut definitely the best of the three!
Cons: batter on the fish is slightly chewy, cod & haddock seem thicker/ more dense
Halibut: 5 stars
Haddock: 4 stars
Cod: 3 1/2 stars
Ingredients: Fish ( halibut, haddock, or cod), water, yellow corn flour, rice flour, modified corn starch, salt, leavening ( sodium bicarbonate, sodium acid pyrophosphate), garlic powder, onion powder, xanthan gum, guar gum, canola oil

Starfish frozen fish products are available at Whole Foods nationwide. For a location near you, please visit their website HERE

Yummy reviews coming up this week: flatbread pizza, smoothie mixes, gluten free chicken nuggets and vegan snack bars!


4 Responses to “Product Review: Starfish Gluten Free Crispy Battered Halibut, Cod & Haddock ( all natural, dairy, egg & soy free)”

  1. Reviewer
    February 13th, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    Bought this from QFC and cooked per specifications.

    Was absolutely DISGUSTING, and had both a fishy taste and smell.


  2. William Roe
    June 11th, 2012 @ 4:23 am

    My wife (celiac) and I have used these gluten free products from Starfish for several meals now. Every one has been delicious. And we’ll continue to purchase Starfish products.

  3. Rosemary
    September 8th, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    We have had both the halibut and cod for fish and chips both were very tasty and easy to prepare. My problem is finding them locally. Whole foods sometimes has them but not always. I had missed the fish and chips sinces being diagnosed with celiac this is a nice quick meal. flavor is mild, batter is crispy. I keep them stocked in the freezer when I can find them.

  4. Carol Blackwell
    April 5th, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    My local Heb grocery is carrying the flounder,shrimp and haddock.I have now bought 6 boxes of the flounder in four weeks. Do I need to say more? I love the taste in the oven and also fried. To be able to eat fish safely since I have other food allergies besides Celiac is great. I just need to be able to get the Cod, and the fish sticks.

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