Advantages Very delicious, great appearance, easy to prepare
Disadvantages very processed and refined, a little expensive
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I'm not and never will be one of those people that purchase a lot of ready made and boxed foods. Although it seems the easier option when your too busy to cook a proper, healthy dinner, i always choose to ignore, easy microwavable meals.
I suppose the shock horror stories and television documentaries that show these packet foods and what disgusting extra's they add doesn't exactly help or persuade me to purchase.
But although I've never been a consumer of birds eye products, as i think their foods always look very processed and refined, the box of salmon fish fingers really caught my eye. I tried to resist the urge to shove it in to my shopping trolley, but the mouth watering picture on the front really didn't help matters. so eventually, i decided i would give it a try and see how it tasted.
The box wasn't too unusual or unique, it's a very simple design and it's very much a very birds eye type of style. The color of the box is a very light pink, sort of shade, which i suppose represents the filling (salmon) and there's a great, mouth watering picture of a fish finger on the front, which really persuades you to buy it.
And for those who are beginners at cooking and need a little extra help, there is a how to prepare paragraph on the back along with the ingredients.
How to cook them?
There are many ways you can cook these fine, fish fingers, such as in an oven, microwave, grill or even possibly fried.
if you are choosing to grill them
-heat the grill
-keep an eye one them and turn them occasionally
-keep them cooking, until they look crisp and golden
Like i mentioned in the first paragraph, I'm not a huge fan of ready made meals, so you can't expect me to be a expert when it comes to describing the taste and quality. But i was extremely surprised by the taste of these babies, the salmon filling tasted really moist and fresh, so it doesn't surprise me if they really are made with 100% wild salmon.And the breadcrumb was really crispy and delicious which complemented the softness of the fish. The quality for me was first class, although it tasted a little processed (the breadcrumb) i wasn't expecting such great flavor.
Some great recipes to try
The great thing with fish fingers is that there so versatile and go with practically anything on your plate. If your still bewildered over what to put with these little treasures, take a look at the recipes below.
-begin by cooking the fish fingers in the way of your choice, meanwhile make a start on cooking the omlette
-beat 2 eggs in a bowl and heat a frying pan with 2tspn of oil
-pour in the eggs and add the filling of your choice
-just before it's finished cooking, place the fish fingers in the middle of the eggs
-grill the omlette for about 5 mins until lightly brown.
-fold in half and serve
- cook the fish fingers, meanwhile butter the bread
-when the fingers have finished cooking place them between the 2 slices of bread
- add salt and pepper and serve
- Put eggs in a pan of cold water and bring to boil and simmer for about 4min. Run under cold water
-Put potatoes in a pan of water then bring to boil for about 12mins
-Remove the potatoes and run under cold water. Add the green beans to the pan of water and cook for about 5min
-cook the Birds Eye Fish Fingers under the grill, turning regularly for about 12mins or until golden brown
-Mix the oil, vinegar and parsley in a small bowl,mix the beans, tomatoes, onion and olives in the oils.
-serve on a plate and place the eggs and fish fingers on top
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