Adventures in Gluten (and Sugar) Freedom from a southern blogger chick!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Safeway nationwide now selling Gluten Free Panko Breaded Shrimp and Cod

Yes, I said BREAKING news!

I am honored to be able to announce here on "Gluten Free in Georgia...Finally" that Safeway stores across the United States are now selling three new Gluten Free Panko Breaded GF seafood products in their Waterfront Bistro line of frozen products.

And yes, after years of begging from the gluten-free community, two of these fabulous products are SHRIMP.  Not battered.  Not soggy.  But two of the highest quality, BEST Panko Breaded Shrimp Products I've EVER tasted. Seriously.  Gluten or Gluten Free

Here they are:

I have taste-tested all three, and they're easily baked in an oven or a toasted oven. (I tried it both ways.)  It is best if you let them rest for ONE MINUTE after you take them out of the oven -- it makes the panko crisp up. I cooked one of the shrimp on the convection cycle and it was perfect.  

You are about 15 minutes away from the best gluten-free breaded seafood you've had in years.  Light. Crunchy. Clean and fresh tasting. Gluten free. Also, made in a trustworthy dedicated gluten-free facility.

I (reluctantly, they were so good) shared them with my gluten-eating husband, and I swear, we were close to a fist-fight over the last shrimp.  

The portion size is generous -- several pieces of cod sell for $7.99 and a dozen shrimp sell for $8.99. I have to admit that I now crave the Honey Spice flavor, but alas, there is no Safeway store anyway near me in Georgia. Sigh. But you can find your store here!

Here's the dipping sauce recipe I made for them, though -- it was perfect for all of them:

1/2 cup mayo (I use Duke's, but you can use your choice) and 1/2 cup sour cream
(you can use light brand of both. I use Daisy light)
2 T. Sweet Pickle Relish (I use sugar free, but you can use regular or half dill and sweet)
1 t. chopped onion (I use freeze dried shallots because Randy hates onion)
1 heaping t. horseradish
1 shot hot sauce

Mix and let sit while the cod and shrimp cook. 

I bet they'd made a great dish for a Super Bowl Party, but if I were you, I'd buy them, hide them away from the others in your house, and plan yourself a gluten-free seafood feast.

Yeah. As a matter of fact, I am that selfish :-)

**Addendum: They are also available I'm told at Von’s  Randall’s, Tom Thumb, Dominics, all part of the Safeway Chain.

Much love, and THANK YOU everyone involved in bringing this fabulous product to the market.
You know who you are...xoxo


1 comment:

marylandceliac said...

Great news!!!!! Yum! I can walk to Safeway. :)