My family and I have been fans of the breaded fish products produced by Starfish because they are darn good, they use wild caught fish (not farmed), they are easy to prepare, and they are certified by the Celiac Sprue Association. The Battered Haddock is my daughter's absolute favorite and she coined it 'the best fish ever' the first time it was served for dinner, which is high praise coming from a five year old. Their newest product to appear on stores shelves is Italian Breaded Sole.
The sole is also soy and peanut free and contains no trans fats. They use Aleia's Gluten Free Foods breadcrumbs, which are also CSA certified. One box contains three large pieces of sole that can be heated in the oven or deep-fried. I chose to bake the fish.
The result is a nicely browned and crispy piece of fish that is full of flavor. The breading is very nicely seasoned without being salty and it doesn't fall off the fish. The fish is moist and flaky and cooks evenly. One piece was plenty for me when paired with some veggies and rice, but my daughter ate one and a half pieces and could easily have eaten two whole pieces. She was thrilled to know this fish came from the company that makes 'the best fish ever' and demanded it be purchased and prepared again.
A box costs around $7.99 (at Whole Foods), which may seem steep when you are in the grocery store, but when you consider that it is wild harvested sole from Alaska and it uses gluten-free breadcrumbs it really is a fabulous deal. Not to mention you can't go out and order a piece of fish for this price and definitely not one that has gluten-free breading.
I will be purchasing the sole again as it would make great fish tacos, fish sandwiches and salads. Rumor has it they are busy perfecting gluten-free breaded shrimp...boy howdy would that be just fantastic!
Ingredients: sole, water, white rice flour, dehydrated potato, corn flour, modified corn starch, brown rice flour, salt, tapioca flour, canola oil, non fat dry milk, leavening, eggs, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, potato flour, yeast, herbs, xanthan gum and guar gum.
Article Courtesy: Jennifer Harris