“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Fish „
I like Marks & Spencer food. There is something that just squeals quality about it, and quite often we find we treat ourselves to a nice dinner in by visiting our local M&S to get the ingredients or even one of their ready meals or other items.
One range that we have had a few times is their fishcakes. My mother-in-law has these in the house all the time, and she is the one who recommended them to us. There is a decent range, with the tuna flavoured ones being one of them. The others include haddock, or cod, or salmon, and they are all lovely, with the tuna ones having perhaps the strongest flavor out of them all.
In the packet, you get two thick fishcakes, with chunks of the tuna surrounded by breadcrumbs and mixed with potato. You could easily use the two fishcakes as the main part of your meal, perhaps having home-cooked chips and some veg with them. I also recommend having M&S' Watercress Sauce: a perfect accompaniment to the fishcakes.
The fishcakes take 16-18 minutes in the oven, slightly less if you grill them but you do have to turn them occasionally. The fishcakes are best eaten when they first come out, as I find they do cool down very quickly once out of the oven. The taste is lovely, albeit quite strong in terms of the tuna, and the texture compliments this perfectly, and the mixture does crumble very easily. The fish is still moist, and the fishcake is surprisingly filling.
In terms of ingredients, you know you're getting the real deal when the potatoes and the fish are the two highest ingredients. I always worry about things like this, especially when the ingredients list what is supposed to be the main ingredient halfway down the list! No worry here though, and it just goes to show that M&S does really mean quality. I rarely have a problem with any product they sell.
Pricewise it's quite good also. M&S do tend to cost a bit more than the average supermarket, but these fishacakes are good value, and have what seems like a permanent buy 2 for £3 offer on them. As a result, my wife and I do this, and this part of the meal costs £3 for the two of us: bargain!
Overall, I highly recommend these tuna fishcakes. The tuna is quite strong in taste, but this is okay as long as you know what you're going to get.
Not just a fish cake, well O.K, maybe it is just a fish cake.