15 February 2017

John West Mackerel Fillets in Teriyaki Sauce (Sainsbury’s) By @SpectreUK

I've noticed some work colleagues breaking open tins of various fish in sauce and adding them to ready made salads in their lunchboxes. I have added various fishy tins into salads before at home. I don't mind doing this, but I always feel the fish and sauce flavours disappear in amongst the various bits of salad. So I prefer to crack open a tin of fish on the side and delve into it with a fork whilst I eat my sandwich, crisps, etc. Anyway, I've tried various tins of fish and usually prefer fish in a spicy tomato sauce or mustard. However, I picked up this John West Mackerel Fillets in Teriyaki Sauce from the long line of slightly daunting shelves rammed full with a sparkling array of varieties of fish in tins. I left it on the Foodstufffind's shelf for a while, munching away at various other stuff until I picked it up this lunchtime. Oh my, I should have picked it up sooner and then gone back to the supermarket and emptied the shelf. If ever I had any doubts before, this is the best tin of fish in sauce I've ever picked up. Not only would it go well in a salad, as there is plenty of sauce for the large pieces of mackerel swim around in, and to douse your green leaves, but the teriyaki sauce is so tasty and authentic. I've had teriyaki in various restaurants with a variety of different meats, but never with mackerel. It feels like teriyaki was made for mackerel, they go together so well. The fish doesn't overpower the sauce and the sauce works perfectly well with the fish. Oh so well. I can't praise it enough. This is the fish in sauce tin for me.

Information on the tin;
The 125g fish tin contains 290 calories, 17g of fat, 16.4g of sugar, and 1.88g of salt. The ingredients include; mackerel fillets, water, sugar, sunflower oil, dehydrated soy sauce, concentrated lemon juice, salt, ginger, gluten, soya, milk, eggs, celery, thickener; xanthan gum, and red chilli powder.

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