Product Type: Birds Eye Meat / Fish
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Birds Eye Omega 3 Fish Fingers
Member Name: joannan
Birds Eye Omega 3 Fish Fingers
Advantages: Great staple to keep in the freezer
Disadvantages: a bit pricy when not on special offer
I hadn't had fish fingers in years until 3 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. I had a major craving (my one and only) for a fish finger sandwich. Not any fish finger sandwich.....a Jamie Oliver style fish finger sandwich!!! Tar tar.....ketchup....freshest of fresh french bread.....mmmmm....unfortunatly I went into labour as my best friend was loading the afore mentioned fish fingers(and hot curry,but that was for that evenings plan...wink wink) into the back of the car! I never got my craving fullfilled on that occasion, but they remained in my freezer to be enjoyed on a later date. They now are always in my fridge. Always Birds eye, always whichever type are on special offer!!!!
Today, my children enjoyed a feast of Omega 3 fish fillet fingers, petit pois and mashed sweet potatoes.....wolfed them down.
So, to the fish fingers. We had a pack of 10. Both my 2 year old and 3 year old had 3 each. So I needed to cook the whole box, as I can wasily eat the 4 remaining ones in a fresh baked baguette. I tip them onto my baking tray and am greated in fairly orangy looking fish fingers with a fine crumb coating. It doesn't in any way look like breadcrumbs I have ever made at home. Looking at the ingredients, there is nothing sinister here, mearly turmeric and paprika. But it doesn;t look like fresh breadcrumbs which is a shame!
To cook, I did them in the oven as advised on the back...they advise the tastiest way is to grill them, but I cannot be bothered to keep an eye on the grill for 12-15 mins. So slammed in the oven it was. Very very hot oven 230, or 210 for fan ovens, this is gas mark 8. 12-15 mins in a pre heated oven from frozen. I lay them in baking parchment so as to get them off nice and easy.
When they came out of the oven, they were a much more appealing colour, seem to have lightened in colour. they did have a slight watery-ness oozing from the edges. Again not terribly appealing. Came off the baking parchment very easily, I know they would have stuck to to baking tray as no fat came off them at all.
They are not massivly fishy. They taste like any firm white fish, the coating is crisp, yet has a good amount of it to give it some depth. It is clear that it is made of whole fillets, you can see when you cut into them the ridges of the natural fish, rather than re-constituted stuff that the cheaper varieties are. The fish filled the whole finger, by this I mean not big gaps between the fish and the coating, so not too much water.
They turmeric and paprika listed in the ingredients do not come through at all, clearly very little goes a long way in colouring food. The coating is well seasoned and flavoursome.
Whats in it?
Alaska pollock fillet (58%), breadcrumbs, and batter.
Wheat flour, water, paprika, salt, yeast, turmeric.
What flour, water, potato starch, salt, refined fish oil.
Per 3 fish fingers they contain 190 calories.
I paid £1.00 for my packs on special offer. I have checked the current price on Ocado (who price match Tesco) and are £1.96.
I wonderful quick and easy lunch. Lovely in sandwiches with tartar sauce and ketchup. A great simple lunch for kids. I tend to put them with sweat or regular potato mash, peas or broccoli. I avoid baked beans unless I'm out of anything fresh as I have a little rule to only give the kids 1 processed product in a meal (thats just me!!!)
Buy and enjoy with gusto!
Summary: Buy and try