Product Reviews

The Easiest Seafood You’ll Ever Make #JustCooktheBag

I’ve recently discovered the easiest way to cook fish and seafood EVER. No joke. Even my 11 year old daughter could cook it like a pro! Sobeys new Seafood Steamer makes preparing seafood a breeze.

If you’ve visited your local Sobeys recently, you may have already seen the advertisements for the Seafood Steamer at Sobeys Seafood Counter. Next time you are there, don’t walk by without stopping to take a look. I hope you’ll feel comfortable enough today to try it once you see how simple it is to cook.

Sobey's Seafood Steamers

The newly launched Sobey’s Seafood Steamer is your choice of seafood and seasoned butter packed in an oven-safe, ready-to-cook bag by a Sobeys Seafood Specialist. It was inspired by the French cooking method, en papillote, which is steamed fish in a parchment paper pouch. My father-in-law prepared salmon for us during a visit using this same French method and it was one of the flavourful pieces of fish I’ve ever tried. I never felt confident enough to try it myself. Thanks to Sobeys Seafood Steamer, I plan to enjoy my favourite seafood much more often.

Sobey's Seafood Steamers

On my most recent trip to Sobeys, I made a beeline to the Seafood Counter to check out the selection. I couldn’t decide on what I wanted so I ended up choosing several varieties: halibut, tilapia, salmon and cod. For the seasoned butter, you have three choices: Lemon & Dill, Salted and Garlic & Parsley. The seafood expert bagged my choices in the Seafood Steamer bags.

Sobey's Seafood Steamers

This is all the prep work you need to do which is basically nothing! You never have to touch the raw fish. At home, you can cook it in the microwave or oven. Instructions are on the back of the bag to tell you how long and what temperature to cook it at.

Sobey's Seafood Steamers

I put the bags on a baking sheet in my oven. Depending how big of portion you got, it cooks anywhere from less than 20 to 30 minutes. Once it’s done, the butter will be melted inside the pouch giving the fish even more flavour. Carefully open the bag and it’s ready to eat!

Sobey's Seafood Steamers

Other Seafood Steamer options to try include trout, barramundi, mackerel, herring, whiting, snapper, shrimp, mussels and more. Because they are packaged and cook separately, it’s easy to please a variety of tastes.

If you work outside the home, try one for lunch at the office to cook in the microwave. You won’t have to worry about the place smelling like fish because the smell is locked inside the bag.

Yes, Sobeys Seafood Steamer is easy and convenient, but what about the taste? This factor is the most important! I have a simple answer. It tastes delicious! The fish fillets were tender, bursting with flavour and cooked to perfection each and every time.

I decided to try one of Sobeys recipes with my salmon Seafood Steamer. The Open-Face Salmon Dinner Sandwiches turned into an appetizer recipe with a baguette instead of slices of rye bread.  I ended eating a bowl of it because it was so good! It’s one of those recipes you think about long after you ate it.

Sobey's Seafood Steamers

It’s cool that there is no “dressing” in the mixture. It uses the juices that were in the bag for loads of flavour.

Sobey's Seafood Steamers

Add this recipe to your list of “must-try recipes”! It’s a keeper.

Sobey's Seafood Steamers

Pair your Seafood Steamer with a simple side salad or serve on a bed of rice. I like the bagged salads in the produce aisle. Talk about an easy dinner!

Sobey's Seafood Steamers

This tilapia with garlic & parsley seasoned butter was mouthwatering!

Sobey's Seafood Steamers

Sobeys has several other recipes I want to try like this Scallop Fettuccine Alfredo and Trout with Creamy Parsnip Mash.

If you like stress-free meals that are healthy and delicious, try one of the Seafood Steamers. You can thank me later!

Do you think you will cook fish more often now that Sobeys has introduced the Seafood Steamer?

Connect with Sobeys on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube.  

Disclosure: I received a gift card and was compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

more by Stacie »