“ Manufacturer: Birds Eye „
My wife and I just had the Shrimp Alfredo. We both had the same opinion. It smelled and tasted like airplane food. We won't be trying it again.
I just had one of these for my dinner. I eat them if I want something healthy but am being too lazy to cook something from scratch. There are 3 versions of this - a tomato pasta & chicken one, a sweet and sour chicken & pasta one and the third I think is fish.
My favourite is the sweet and sour one! You get about 5 bitesize chunks of chicken in them which are chargrilled and taste really yummy as well as water chesnuts, carrots, pineapple and other bits and pieces. The sweet and sour sauce is also good as I somtimes do find it a little too sweet for me, but this one is perfect!
One downsid to this dish is that it is a little expensive, I have paid between £1.50 and £2.00 depending on where I have bought it from.
In this dish you also get 1 or 2 of your 5 a day (depending on variety bought).
Great, tasty and healthy dish which cooks in 7 mintues!
While not exactly a steamfresh meal this review is about one of the steamfresh products that Birds eye have in their range.
I realised while I was at work that I had forgotten to take meat or fish out of the freezer for dinner so I decided to pop into the local supermarket on the way home to see what I could find. At the time I saw there were some new Birdseye products in the freezer compartment for cooking in the microwave. These were the new Steam Fresh Fish range. Needing something that would cook quickly as I had prepared the veg before going to work, ready to pop on the boil, this sounded ideal and I had already tried their microwaveable Steam Fresh veg which are also very good so I knew I couldnt go far wrong with giving one of these a try. Besides Birdseye foods have always been value for money and good quality.
I picked up a 350g box of pink salmon fillets in a creamy dill sauce at a special half price offer of £1.50. The picture look appetizing, displaying a plate of flaky pink steamed salmon with a creamy looking sauce on a bed of asparagus. so I bought it, in fact I bought 2.
When I got home I read the cooking instructions, which told me to place the Steam Fresh bag on a microwavable plate and to microwave on full power for a 650W oven for three minutes before shaking the bag from side to side and then cooking for a further two and a half minutes. Then to stand for two minutes, shake it gently again, taking care as the bag would be hot and steam would escape once the ends of the bag was cut open the bag to serve.
Seemed simple enough even my husband could manage that without using half the kitchen utensils like he normally does when cooking. So I cooked my veg and whilst straining and serving it up I cooked the fish. Wow wasnt that quick.
Now it comes to the eating. I ought to say first that there are two bags in the box so each bag has to be cooked separately but if left sealed while the other one is cooking the first bag does remain piping hot, and each portion is a decent sized piece not a puny chunk I have found in other brands.
Well, this salmon, is the real macoy. Wild salmon, cooked to a treat and you can really taste the freshness of the fish no earthiness that you can sometime get with fresh salmon, its flaky and tender, skinless and boneless so no messing about searching for tiny bones and no waste. That to me is an ideal fish dish.
The sauce is creamy, not thick and heavy, or watery, sloppy or even lumpy but smooth and almost like double cream so it coats the fish and what ever veg you want to pour it over as there is plenty of it. Its not strongly flavoured with dill but delicate with a slight warming of mustard that highlighted the flavour of the meal. Now I wouldnt normally put mustard with fish but this works very well. What I also liked about it was it wasn't dry but moist when it came out of the bag.
So that is about all I can say of the meal because eating it speaks for itsself but I will say it was very, very tasty and unlike other microwaveable ready meals I have tried, even my husband said "Crikey this has got a nice flavour." I served this fish meal with new potatoes and garden peas. Perfect.
All that is left is to tell you is the energy factors and the ingrediants and I am listing this for a purpose knowing there are those of you who have to watch the ingrediant contents of meals and food products and other factors like sugar, salt, gluten lactose and traces of nut and being a diabetic I have to always check the ingrediants on packages myself.
Ingrediants are Wild Pink Salmon fillet, Dill Sauce made of Water, Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Whole Milk Powder, Onion, Maize Starch, and Cream. White Fish Stock containing Yeast Extract, Salt, Tomato Extract, Fish Extract, Sugar, Water, Sunflower Seed Oil, Black Pepper, Garlic Extract. Dill, Mustard Flour which contains Mustard Powder and Wheat Flour. Salt and Natural Emulsifier of Sunflower Lecithin, (what ever that is).
Now for those watching the numbers.
Value: Per Meal Microwaved. As sold 100g
Energy 850k / 205kcal (Calories) 443k / 106kcal (Calories)
Protein 25.0g 13.0g
Carbohydrate 5.2g 2.7g (of which sugars) 3.1g 1.6g
Fat 9.2g 4.8g (of which saturates) 4.8g 2.5g
Fibre 0.0g 0.0g Sodium 0.4g 0.2g
Also available in the Steamfresh range
2 SteamFresh Cod Fillets in a Red Pepper Sauce.
Garden Peas, Leeks & Sugar Snap Peas (mangetout) with Garlic & Parsley Butter
Petit pois, sugar snap peas and baby corn
SteamFresh carrot batons, sweetcorn and broccoli florets
SteamFresh carrot batons, cauliflower florets and green beans
SteamFresh baby carrots, asparagus and green beans
Tomato and basil chicken and pasta
Chicken breast in a tomato and basil sauce with penne pasta, green beans and courgettes.
SteamFresh thai chicken with steamed rice
Tender pieces of chicken breast with fragrant lemongrass, coriander, crunchy red and yellow peppers and steamed rice.
SteamFresh oriental chicken with noodles
Tender pieces of chicken breast in a light oriental sauce on a bed of water chestnuts, mushrooms, red peppers and noodles.
SteamFresh Salmon with Penne Pasta and a Dill Sauce
Medallions of wild pink salmon in a dill sauce with broccoli, fine green beans, carrots and penne pasta.
Well thats it, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed eating the fish.
Thank you for reading.