We tried Good Catch Plant Based Fish Sticks! Here's what we thought of these vegan fish sticks, plus what's in them and how to cook them.
Good Catch Plant Based Fish Sticks
Gardein is our usual go-to for vegan fish sticks, but when a friend recommended Good Catch Plant Based Fish Sticks, I tracked them down to give them a go.
When I bought these, a pack was around $6, which is about $2 more than a bag of Gardein. That's a real bummer, because a bag of Gardein serves three, and this box of vegan fish sticks only served two.
Also unfortunate was that I only discovered this when I opened the box to make dinner. I was using these to make vegan fish tacos, and we ended up with only one fish stick per taco, which wasn't enough, because these are much smaller than the Gardein ones.
Our kid doesn't like tacos (kids!), so I gave half the box to him and divided the remaining five fish sticks between Dave's and my tacos.
The flavor of these was mild but good, and if I'd had enough to put two in a taco, these would have been great tacos! So just keep the number of servings in mind when you're shopping.
We served the Good Catch Fish Sticks in tacos with avocado and my jalapeño slaw.
Dave and I both agreed that we prefer the Gardein breading, but I think that Good Catch isn't going for the same thing with this product. This is meant to be like the fish sticks you ate as a kid, and I think they did a good job at capturing that experience.
The kid loved them and can't stop talking about them! He keeps asking when we can get them again.
At this price point, these are definitely a sometimes food, especially since Dave really wasn't a fan. His biggest complaint was that they made the house smell like fish for the whole next day.
If you want to learn about more vegan seafood, check out our reviews of Vegan Zeastar Salmon and All Vegetarian Vegan Shrimp.
What are they made of?
It's natural to wonder about the ingredients when you're looking at a box of vegan fish. Here's what's in these, according to the Good Catch website:
Water, Wheat Flour, Good Catch® 6-Plant Protein Blend (Pea Protein Isolate, Soy Protein Concentrate, Chickpea Flour, Faba Protein, Lentil Protein, Soy Protein Isolate, Navy Bean Powder), Sunflower Oil, Corn Starch, Natural Flavors, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extracts, Sugar, Corn Maltodextrin, Salt, Onion Powder, Yeast, Corn Flour, Garlic Powder, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Annatto Extract, Acetic Acid.
How to cook them
I cooked these in the air fryer (12 minutes at 400° F) and served them in tacos with avocado and my jalapeño slaw.
- in a pan: Sauté over medium heat in a little bit of oil for 7-8 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- in the air fryer: I did not follow the package directions on this one, and the texture was perfect! Air fry these at 400° F for 10-12 minutes, no need to preheat or spray with oil.
- in the oven/toaster oven: Bake at 425° F for 22 minutes, flipping after 15 minutes. Let stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.
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