“ Brand: Asda / Type: Fish „
Both me and my flatmate/bestmate love a nice red salmon sandwich with cucumber so last time I popped into Asda I treated us to small can of this for a tea one evening!
This comes canned in a couple of different sizes and I bought this in a can that holds 213g of the salmon and it has a red label around it and on the front of the can we are told that it is Asda 'Wild Pacific' Red Salmon and that it is high in omega oils (healthy in other words lol). Other information on the can includes ingredients and allergy advice as well as storage details, size (as I have listed already) and there is a full nutritional chart stated and contact details for Asda are listed. Nice enough can though it has no ring-pull to the top of it which is a bit of pest but hey ho!
All this is, is 99% red salmon with some salt added to it. It is a light red in colour and stored in water so you do have to drain this a bit before using it though it is still moist even when drained well provided you don't batter it of course lol. It does have a few bones in but because it is chunky meat you can see them and there is a bit of grey skin about which easily peels off too. The bones though are white and rather fat so they are easy to see and remove rather than pin pointed bones so to speak that are tricky to remove.
It stinks of fish of course and I mean it stinks but great when a little vinegar is added to it but it all depends what you want to use it for of course. Versatile, mashable or eat it in chunks this is as good as the leading brands red salmon offerings I have tasted in the past but heavily reduced though not lacking one bit on flavour, appearance or quality!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Energy: 158 Calories
of which is saturates: 1.5g
This is available inAsda only costing about £1.50 a can.
ASDAS WILD PACIFIC SALMON.
I fancied something a bit different for a change and was shopping in Asda recently with my best friend, he was getting his groceries for the week and as had come to my local town to visit, we did go to Asdas which i dont usually tend to visit that often.
I wanted something a bit different for a sandwich and he recommended this can of Wild Red Salmon, having only eaten the pink salmon before, and I dont like smoked salmon but have tried the pink variety so thought i would give this a try it comes in a 213grams tin, and you have to open the lid with a can opener.
This fish is high in omega three, and looks like they have used quite a high grade salmon, as the salmon looks and smells lovely.
On openning the can i did spot some skin, black in colour on the fish but this is easily removed from the fish, and you do upon mashing it get a few white softer bones which you if you dont like them which i dont remove with a fork, and I do tend to add a little vinegar to mine, and a little pepper and salt which is just my own preference actually.
I had mine in a wholemeal bread, which I had baked myself fresh and I just enjoyed this Red Salmon as it was with just the addition of the vinegar, and it was absolutely delicious, I was pleasently suprised, as my friend popped it into his shopping basket and treated me to it, I did find that I will actually be going back to Asdas to buy some more of this because it was really great.
It makes for a healthy and nutricious meal, the Salmon I think had a really great texture to it, and once seperated from the skin and bones, had a nice chunky texture to it, and my sandwich was really tasty too.
It does state in the ingredients that it does contain salt, but i do tend to add a little tiny bit more to it anyway. Plus I like the kick that a bit of crushed black pepper gives to this Fish too.
Im afraid that I will not eat Salmon any other way so this is a good way of getting me to eat fish, and I do love it in a fresh bread sandwich, makes for a filling lunch, it would also be nice to have with a salad and a piece of that fresh baked french bread too.
I think it is great and costs less than £2.50p for a 213 g can, which makes quite a few sandwiches, and they do also look nice is serving them up cut off the crusts, as I dont enjoy the crusts of bread anyway, then arrange them triangle side point facing up, in a neat row, so that you can see the inside of the sandwiches showing the Red Salon, add a little garnish to the side of the plate, and they are delicious for any summer lunch time with friends.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. :).
I brought a tin of this Asda Wild Red Salmon for the first time this week because I don't think I'm eating enough oily fish and am not keen on fresh salmon. I got the small tin because I wasn't sure if I'd like it and that cost £1.18 but it's much better value to get the 213g tin for £1.35.
The fish is in one piece in the tin and doesn't fall to bits as you take it out, I wasn't pleased to see bits of skin of the outside of the fish and I had to make sure that was all picked off because fish skin is the nastiest thing in the world!
The salmon is delish, loads nicer than the pink salmon I got from Sainsburys ages ago. I've had this red salmon on a sandwich with cucumber, mixed in with cold pasta and a mustard dressing and also on melba toasts. It's been yummy all ways and my mum reckons it's firm enough to be chopped up and put into a stir fry as long as you were careful how you moved it about in the pan.
It's got a proper nice salmon flavour, when I had it on a sandwich I put a bit of vinegar on it to give it a bit of a tang. I'd do that with any salmon though because I think when it's with bread it tastes a bit bland. There's a few little bones in it though so be careful if you're giving it to kids, I've got a radar for fish bones but I'd never give this fish to my little sisters because I'd be scared of them choking.
I love this salmon, I think it's got a nicer flavour than fresh salmon because it's not as earthy tasting. It's got a bit of an oily aftertaste but it's weird because it comes through as a sort of after FEELING. When you flake it into bigger bits it's got a proper meaty texture but if you're a bit rougher you get get it nice and stringy, get it like this and mix with mayo and sweetcorn for a posher version of tuna mayo!
If you spend a fortune on John West salmon then I reckon you should give this a try, I've never tried John West but this Asda one is wicked and so much cheaper.
Recently my husband has been able to pop home for lunch which is very nice as I am always pleased to see him but I do struggle to think of new appetising sandwiches or salads for lunch. It is so boring eating the usual ham or cheese roll so I do try to be more inventive.
That's where this little red can of fish comes into the scenario. Wild Pacific Salmon - sounds classy. Is it though?
It is Asda's own brand and at 98p for a 105gm tin I don't think it is bad value. The tin has a red label with a pcture of a wild pacific salmon on the front. The nutritional guide is printed on the back of the can.
The actual fish once taken out of the tin is firm and not broken up at all which you can sometimes find to be the case in cheaper canned fish. The colour is red as stated. There are some bones but not to many and these when crunched up are actually good for you.
This tin of fish is low in sugar and medium in fat and salt content. It has 158kcals per 100gm. There are no colours or preservatives only salmon and salt. All very healthy stuff. Remember we are supposed to eat tinned fish whether it be salmon, tuna , mackerel or sardines as it is supposed to keep the old ticker up and running.
Some might say, 'Oh, god, tinned salmon, I hate it - why don't you use fresh salmon?' I do cook fresh salmon but I must say that I find it too fatty and always prefer to eat it cold any way. I like the taste of tinned salmon - it is refreshing. My favourite way of serving this delightful fish is between two slices of fresh wholemeal bread buttered, with lettuce and thinly sliced cucumber, and a sprinkling of ground black pepper.
However this is not the lunch recipe I had in mind to tell you about today it is this recipe...............Wholemeal Penne Pasta with Salmon
This is a quick pasta dish using tinned salmon:
Ingredients ; tinned salmon as above, wholemeal penne pasta (enough for 2 servings), 1 stick of chopped celery, 2-3 cherry tomatoes, half of a small cucumber sliced (you can take the skin of if you wish to only I usually don't as it adds a bit of colour),
1 small purple onion, olive oil , black pepper, vinegar, a few sprigs of fresh parsley and coriander, lemon juice (fresh). Grated parmesan cheese or any other cheese of your choice.
Firstly boil a pan of water for the pasta and when boiled add the pasta and cook for about 8 mins or to your taste. I never add salt to the pasta but I know some people do. When cooked place in a bowl and drizzle some olive oil over the pasta so it doesn't stick. Put to one side to cool off.
Drain the salmon and flake, leaving some of the liquid.
In one large salad bowl throw in sliced tomatoes, chopped celery, sliced onion and cucumber.
Make up the dressing by putting olive oil, vinegar, remains of the saved liquid from the can, black pepper and lemon juice in a small jug, stir and then add chopped coriander.
Grate the parmesan or cheese of your choice.
Finally toss the pasta with the salad ingredients and flaked salmon. Pour the dressing over the ingredients, add grated cheese and decorate with chopped parsley. There you have a healthy alternative recipe for lunch instead of the boring old sarny.
My husband really enjoyed it - what do you think?
Personally I love all tinned fish and I do eat this source of Omega 3 at least 4 times a week. It is cheap and nutritious and easy to purchase from any supermarket not just Asda. You will find this tin on the tinned fish shelf of course and for the nutritional buffs out there here is the chart:
Energy kcal 158kcal
Fat 10.0gm of which 2.5gm is saturated fat
Trace of sugar
Trace of fibre
I recommend Asda's pacific red salmon as it is very tasty even though it is their own brand.