“ Brand: John West / Type: Fish „
I am a mackerel addict and john west are definitely the best tinned variety I have come across the stats are 156kal per 100g with 2.2g of saturated fat they come in 125g tins.
John west tins are packed full of mackerel my only complaint would be that often there is not enough sauce with them as they are packed in so tightly.
They come in a variety of flavours including; tomato, spicy tomato (my favourite and not really that spicey at all), oil, mustard, peppercorn.
Packed full of Omega 3 this is a fantastic brain food, I think I ate a tin a day during exam season!
The fish is succulent, juicy and really tasty I usually eat mine straight out of the can on toast or even on a jacket potato.
They are quite expensive though at approx £1.20 a can
Here is a link to some recipes I have not tried which are on John West website: http://www.john-west.co.uk/best-recipes/recipes/mackerel.aspx
Of late I have been house clearing with my mate and as she is a Vegetarian (her wife wasn't one) I ended up with loads of food out of her cupboards and as me and my family eat rather alot of fish in one way and another I was pleased to get my hand on a load of tins of these to be honest.
My favourite fish is mackerel anyway and I find tins of fish so versatile. I usually buy them to pop on toast, have with pasta or in a sarnie..... whatever and I do like really good quality fish with no horrid bits of skin on or floating within the tin or surprising bones in it ready to choke me so tend to buy alot of John West and such products!
125g long oval tin/can that has a ring-pull to the top of it. On the top of the can I'm told it is John West Mackerel Fillets In Tomato Sauce and that it is high in Omega 3 oils and the size is stated and there is a picture of the fish on there too. On the bottom/back of the can other information includes telling me a bit about the product, a nutritional chart is shown, ingredients and allergy advice is listed (Contains: Fish, may contain traces of mustard) and contact details for John West are given. I like the ring pull being on there alot for ease of opening and all round the can is sturdy and informative enough.
A Bit About The Product According To The Can:
Omega , special polyunsaturates that are good for your heart, are found predominantly in oily fish. Doctors recommend you eat at least one oil-rich dish a week to keep your heart in good shape.
Well what you get is strips of mackerel in a rich and well seasoned reddish coloured tomato sauce. The outer 'skin 'of the fish is an orange colour with a slight textured roughness to it and the inside of the fish is lighter in colour. Smell wise it has a fish aroma to it but it doesn't stink the house out either!
Taste wise it's really 'meaty' and so it should be as it is filleted mackerel. No bones, no skin just really nice thick flesh which tastes fresh and not at all packed with any nasties or sugars at all though this does contain a little added sugar. The sauce taste of tomatoes and there is plenty of it though my fish isn't swimming in it (pardon the pun! lol).
Try eating this in a variety of ways, and me I really do like this for a change though with fish I think you always have to be in the mood for it! This is excellent quality..... won't wreck your figure and is naturally good for you as well as reportedly being good for the old brain matter! I like this and feel it is a really good way of buying mackerel as fresh mackerel is known for going off very quickly indeed!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Energy: 156 Kcal
of which sugars: 1.8g
of which saturates: 2.2g
of which polyunsaturates: 2.3g
of which is Omega 3 (Polyunsaturates): 1.6g
Available in all good supermarkets etc and expect to pay about £1.15 a tin/can and I've also seen these sold by this brand in a mustard dressing too!