So it's been like this. Preferring to eat at home just because you won't know if it's safe to eat out. With COVID cases in the thousands, it would make sense to eat at home. At least, you're sure of the stuff that you get. One of the things that I was lucky enough to try out would be PACIFIC WEST SEAFOOD. It's a known brand that has ready to cook frozen meals. To be specific, they got very good restaurant quality seafood.
They sent on over a number of easy to cook frozen seafood. I like how you don't need to be a great chef to have restaurant grade dishes. For today, I was able to try 4 of their special dishes. From Dusted Baby Squid, Lemon Pepper Squid Chunks, Popcorn Shrimps, and Cheesy Fish Fillet.
Cooking them is pretty easy. No need to thaw, just heat up a pan with oil. Then, deep fry for roughly 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
Whoever did the RND on the Cheesy Fish Fillet is a genius. The breading kept the cheese inside. It didn't leak and destroy the dish. This actually reminded me of a seafood restaurant that shall not be named but it's really that good. Partner this with some aoili sauce or lemon and butter plus some chips or fries and you're good to go.
I was actually thinking how to differentiate the two types of squid that was sent over. The dusted one is a little darker in color because of the breading. It was also more formed compared to the chunks. In contrast, the chunks are a like small balls made with breading and cut up pieces of squid. The popcorn shrimp though would be perfect with some cocktail sauce. My goodness, everything in this seafood platter is pretty good.
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These and a lot more from Pacific West Seafood is available from @afcphils or Alternative Food Corp (www.alternatives.ph) for delivery and online order. They're also available in Rustans Supermarket, Shopwise, Fishermall, Best Value Factory Outlet (Eastwood), and in other major supermarkets.
Disclaimer:These items were sent on over. I wrote this based on my experience and opinions.