Gardein Golden Fishless Filets Review

Gardein Golden Fishless Filets

There are certain delicacies you have to give up if you decide to stick to vegetarian diet. When you give up meat, you have to say bye-bye to things like bacon and steak. Thankfully, there’s one thing you don’t have to give up: fish filets. Gardein Golden Fishless Filets might be even better than the real deal.

Our bag contained seven faux fish filets, which were all fairly large. Gardein says that a serving consists of two filets, which probably holds true if you’re combining them with a large side.

Heating this fake fish takes about 24 minutes in the oven, and you’ll have to flip your filets halfway through. We recommend covering your baking pan with aluminum foil; the filets are a little greasy, and chunks of the breading could wind up sticking to your baking pan.

Gardein Golden Fishless Filets

So do these filets taste anything like actual fish? According to our seafood-loving staffers, they’re shockingly close to the real deal. Even though the texture of these filets is a bit spongier than real fish, the flavor is very close. They’re a little less fishy than authentic filets, but for some people, that might be a positive. The crispy-yet-greasy breading helps with the deception. Pair these will a quality tartar sauce, and you might be able to trick people into thinking they’re eating real fish.

But these fishless filets aren’t just good because they’re a vegan-friendly seafood option. They’re wonderfully delicious. The meat of the filets is juicy enough to melt in your mouth, and while they’re great with a sauce, they’re flavorful enough to eat plain. We’ve seen recipes that suggest using these filets to make faux fish tacos, and we think that sounds like a great idea.

Whether you pair them with fries, stuff them inside tacos, or use them to make a sandwich, Gardein Golden Fishless Filets are a fantastic thing to have in your freezer. This is a real treat for vegan and vegetarians, but it’s something that seafood lovers can enjoy as well. Gardein has created a real crowd-pleaser here, and we can’t wait to try these again.

To learn more about the cooking instructions, nutrition content, or ingredients in these vegetarian-friendly fish filets, check out our package scans below.

Gardein Golden Fishless Filets
Gardein Golden Fishless Filets