Fish Stick Stir Fry Recipe

Drugstore Divas received coupons and promotional items from Gorton’s for this review. Additional ingredients were purchased by Drugstore Divas without compensation.

We were at the grocery store the other day and Pete decided he wanted to make stir fry. He was excited to add tofu to it, but I’m not really a fan of tofu. While we were walking around the store to collect the ingredients for the stir fry, Pete started to think about just how long it would take to make the tofu exactly the way he wanted. Too long, he though.

And then we had a brainstorm. We had received coupons from Gorton’s to try the new Smart & Crunchy items. The Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy items come in  fish sticks and fillets. So we thought, why not use the fish sticks to replace the tofu. It’s a similar texture to breaded tofu … and so much easier to make. Instead of slicing, marinating, and sauteing, it’s just open the package, put them on a cookie sheet, and put it in the oven. Fish sticks are less hands on, making them so much easier for a weeknight dinner. And that’s how our Fish Stick Stir Fry was born.

Fish Stick Stir Fry Recipe


What You’ll Need:

  • Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • Stir Fry veggie mix (frozen)
  • Two handfuls fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch bok choy
  • 5 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1.5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

What You’ll Do:


  • Cook the rice in a rice cooker (use two cups of water for every cup of rice).
  • Cook the Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks according to the package. When they’re done, slice them in to bites.
  • Combine the veggies together in a wok.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the other ingredients to make your marinade.
  • Pour the marinade on the veggies and cook through.
  • Plate with rice on the bottom, then veggies, then fish sticks.
  • Serve and enjoy.

What did we think you wonder?

We actually really did like these. It was a great twist on stir fry, and the fish sticks were good too. We wanted to try them before they were in the stir fry, so we heated up a couple and made a dipping sauce of mayo, mustard, and lemon juice. The dipping sauce was perfect for these — and a good alternative to tarter sauce. They have a lot of breading on them, but I actually prefer them that way.


The fillets had a little more fish in the fish to breading ratio than the fish sticks. What I actually really liked about the fillets is they are the perfect size for a sandwich. I’m pretty sure someone planned that. I mean, look how nicely two fillets fit on that piece of bread.

Would you like to try these? Gorton’s is actually on tour, showcasing these products. You can find the tour dates here.

No tour near you? (Us either.) Don’t worry. We are giving one lucky winner two full-value Gorton’s product coupons, an adult-size apron, a child-size apron, and a Smarty Crunchman plush toy. We love this toy, by the way. He’s the little guy pictured above. Right now, we have him siting in our freezer door. He makes us smile every time we go in the freezer. The lucky winner will love him too, I’m sure.


Fish Stick Stir Fry
  1. Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks
  2. 1 cup rice
  3. 2 cups water
  4. Stir Fry veggie mix (frozen)
  5. Two handfuls fresh bean sprouts
  6. 1 bunch bok choy
  7. 5 tablespoons rice vinegar
  8. 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  9. 1.5 teaspoons olive oil
  10. 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  11. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  12. 1 tablespoon onion powder
  1. Cook the rice in a rice cooker (use two cups of water for every cup of rice).
  2. Cook the Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks according to the package. When they’re done, slice them in to bites.
  3. Combine the veggies together in a wok.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the other ingredients to make your marinade.
  5. Pour the marinade on the veggies and cook through.
  6. Plate with rice on the bottom, then veggies, then fish sticks.
  7. Serve and enjoy.
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  1. David

    March 26, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Our kids usually eat fish sticks, but these smart and crunchy fillets would be great for the whole family as sandwiches or even with cole slaw.

  2. Ashley

    March 26, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    I would like to put them in a sandwich or add them to a casserole of sorts.

  3. Mary Happymommy

    March 27, 2015 at 7:09 am

    I would have them with rice and salad.

  4. rochelle haynes

    March 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I would eat them with french fries

  5. Dawn Monroe

    March 30, 2015 at 6:07 am

    I like to put a crunchy filet on a bun with cheese and tarter sauce.

  6. Megan Cromes

    March 30, 2015 at 6:21 am

    I would make fish tacos ty :-)

  7. michelle oakley warner

    March 30, 2015 at 8:02 am

    we would eat them in bread or tortillas, ive been wanting to do fish tacos, thanks for my inspiration.

  8. Kathleen S.

    April 1, 2015 at 7:49 am

    I usually just have french fries on the side with fish sticks but after reading the comments, I’ll have to change up my menu!

  9. Krystal Dunlap

    April 2, 2015 at 8:59 am

    I would make crunchy fish tacos. I would also make some crunchy slaw to go on top.

  10. Gloria Vaughn

    April 2, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I love to make fish tacos with slaw on them

  11. Lauren

    April 2, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I would eat it in a salad.

  12. Jessamine D.

    April 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I would use this to top our salads. :)

  13. Ashley C

    April 2, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I’d make a fish sandwich out of them. Yummy!

  14. David

    April 6, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you very much for selecting me as the winner. I just replied to your email notification.

    1. drugstore diva lisa

      April 6, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      You’re welcome. Congrats again!

  15. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

    May 31, 2015 at 12:01 am

    I have some fish sticks in the freezer now! Will have to try this recipe out later in the week.

  16. Joanne T Ferguson

    May 31, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Used to love these fish sticks!
    Thanks for sharing with the Say G’day Party! Pinned Look forward to seeing you next week!

  17. Anjanette @MommaYoung

    June 1, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    This is such a clever idea. My kids love fish sticks. We will have to try this Fish Stick Stir Fry, thank you for sharing…

  18. Miz Helen

    June 2, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday, great!
    Miz Helen

  19. Brandi Clevinger

    June 5, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Mmmm…stir fry is so good! I love it any way!

    Thanks for sharing your fish stir fry at Inspire Me Monday!

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