Product Type: Asda Meat / Fish
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Bag of lamb anyone??
Asda Diced Casserole Lamb
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Asda Diced Casserole Lamb
Advantages: Tasty, versatile and thick
Disadvantages: None at all, its great and economical and not too fatty
I love to cook and I really enjoy making up stews and casseroles and curries and things like that. Because of that (and the fact that I am a meat eater lol) I do get through alot of meat in such dishes and it can be an expensive meal if your not careful.
With meat however it is tough (quite literally at times lol) to find a good cut of meat, such as this at a reasonable price and so when I spotted this bag of pre diced lamb meat costing £2.70 for a 454g bag full, knowing how much lamb usually costs decided to grab a bag.
The bag is largely see through plastic with a burgundy theme is sections on it going on. I am told on the front of it that it is Asda Diced Casserole Lamb, the weight is stated, I am told to keep it frozen and the best before date is clearly stamped on and there is a picture of some vegetables on there. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients being listed and nutritional and storage details are also given, cooking instructions are also listed and contact details for Asda are stated. The bag is easy to tear open though isn't resealable as such though it is informative enough and I appreciate the bag being see-through so I can judge the quality of the meat before purchasing it.
The cooking instructions on this bag of meat say to brown it first for about 10 minutes and then put it in a casserole dish with other casserole ingredients and cover it with a lid and leave it to cook for around abouts 2 and half hours. I have done this, also used it in a slow cooker and not only have I used it in casseroles/stews but like I mentioned earlier in curries too (again in the oven or in the slow cooker).
The meat is a nice browny colour and chunky and when frozen doesn't go watery or jellyish looking but quite fresh. Bits of it do have a little bit of fat on but not too much. Don't cook this enough it is tough as old boots though and I know this from one day browning it well and putting some sort of sauce over it for a few minutes and then serving it. The lamb tasted of lamb but crumbs....I almost broke teeth on it and it was so, so chewy and it hit the bin!
This is best browned and left to cook in the oven (slow cooker/pressure cooker) for as long as you can. It goes so, so tender and almost breaks up and the quality of this when cooking it that way is simply superb and really tasty!
I like the fact that this is thickly diced and so has substance to it. It isn't watery (though some water is added to it) and it really isn't salty either (though again some is added).
A great freezable bag of lamb this is and very versatile and from that first time I purchased a bag of it I buy a bag now weekly to make a meal with! A really good value and tasty bag of lamb this is!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
of which sugars: Nil
of which saturates: 9.3g
equivalent as salt: 0.5g
Only available in Asda.