Monday, 10 January 2011

Watercress and Crème Fraiche Dressing [The Saucy Fish Co.] (Tesco) [By @Cinabar]


The idea behind The Saucy Fish Co products is to making cooking fish nice and easy. They prepare everything for you, so that all you need to do is the basics. Within this pack are two salmon steaks which needed to be oven cooked. There was also a pack of sauce that could be served as is, or heated in the bag.
I don’t want to sound greedy, but I have to say the salmon steaks did look a bit smaller than those I’d usually buy. Spectre isn’t known for his meagre appetite! I should point out that they do sell the sauce individually so you can buy it and use it with whatever size fish you want!
The idea of salmon and sauce was a bit strange to me, we usually have salmon quite plain, just olive oil, lemon and pepper. Despite this, the sauce was gently heated and poured on the cooked salmon. I have to say I was impressed by the flavour of the dressing, the watercress was fresh tasting, delicate and with a lovely herby flavour. The sauce was fairly thick and had a nice creamy aftertaste too. What surprised me about the sauce was that it worked so well. The flavour, being gentle, really enhanced the salmon taste, working with it rather than overpowering it.
The cooking process was easy, and it made a tasty dinner very quickly with no hassle at all. It is a delicate taste, but this is something I would definitely buy again. Despite not usually having sauce with fish, consider me converted.
By Cinabar

2 comments:

Jim said...

Hi liz thanks for doing a review of this branded line. I thought it was a bit odd of Tesco to launch them alongside their own products, I normally just use the fresh fish counter but I will give these a try next time. Some of the prawn packs look like they have potential!

JIM

cinabar said...

There is a Chilli, Lime and Ginger sauce too - which sounds lovely. These packs are real easy to cook, which is just my kind of thing, as I prefer the eating. ;-)