“ Brand: Ross / Type: Fish „
Well, dear oh dear" I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in my life, the sauce was lovely and tastey but there was a major problem with the fish steak, I couldn't see it, well just about, it was about two inches square and very thin, if I had held it up to the light I could of probably seen through it. How they have the audacity
To call it a fish steak is beyond me. I had to order a takeaway after the disappointing feast. Come on Ross foods, you must admit that the portion size is a total and utter joke. To anyone who reads this please do not buy this product or come to think of it if this fish extravaganza is anything to go by any of their products because I certainly won't be. I've even written to Iceland where I bought the product to ask them to fill their waste bins with this fish con.
Regards. A hungry man.
I had the box fish in butter sauce which resembled a sheet of chip board made of fish all patched together with different lumps and was all chewy. The slices were only 10 mm thick as well. Do not buy this crapa
I had a friend round not so long ago and we both got hungry and i couldnt be bothered that day to cook a mammoth dinner, The week before i was in asda doing my weekly shop and came across Rosses 4 fish steaks in butter sauce which was priced at £2 for four portions , Great i thought thats 4 dinners sorted on them days when i want something quick, the packaging looks quite nice with a nice sized fillet of pollock with the butter sauce poured all over it , i was quite excited about trying them at some point,
So i decided to do some for me and my mate with a bit of mash and some veg. i opened the cardboard box to find 4 small portions of the fish in separate bags that you can either microwave after piercing the bags or boil for 20 mins, i chose to microwave as we was starving. It soon dawned on me that you needed two of the bags each in order to make a meal and that left me feeling right gutted, because what i thought would of made 4 meals with each fish portion costing 50 pence now turned into a pound each. when i looked at the box what i saw before me wasnt what i expected.
after microwaving it was time to take the fish out the bags which become extremely hot ! be warned. i found the best way to get the fish out is to have a bowl cut the tops of the bags and just pour the whole contents into the bowl then you can get the fish out plate them up and add as much or as little butter sauce as you like, because the problem being if you just empty them on to the plate what you end up with is a skinny tiny portion of fish swimming in far to much butter sauce.
Taste wise i couldnt fault it the sauce was lovely the only problem being i had to add more sauce because the fish itself didnt really taste of much which was a disapointment but with two fish portions (i refuse to use the word steaks because to be honest they are thin and tiny ) it does make for a really tasty meal. strange tho because im convinced when i tried the rosses fish steaks in parsley sauce the fish steaks were double the size of these ones. i will have to buy the parsley ones again just to see what the score is .i think all in all they are ok value for money they would have been great value for money if you only needed one portion to make a dinner but even so a pound for fish in this day and age isnt too sad.
I was deeply disappointed in these. The picture on the box suggested the pieces of fish would be much bigger than they are in reality, and that, together with some of the text on the box made me think that each bag held a single portion. For a small child, maybe, but not for an adult. It was laughable. The impression I had, when I served it, was that they'd sold me a credit card of fish. OK, that's an exaggeration, but still, I could not believe how small it was! The butter sauce was OK, but I'll not be buying these again. In fact, I doubt if I'll be any Ross product in future.
I have said in other food reviews of mine I'm not particularly fussy what I eat I'm easily pleased and enjoy large portions.
Whilst shopping in Iceland I fancied something different to what I usually eat which tends to be chicken in some shape or form so I went to the fish freezers. It was here I came across Ross Fish Steaks In Butter Sauce.
There were a few boxes of Ross fish products in various sauces, shapes and sizes but these caught my eye as the box was bright yellow therefore very eyecatching. I decided to give them a try seeing as they were only £2 for a box of 4 and the picture of them on the box looked pretty scrummy.
Each fish steak came packed in it's own clear packaging so you could see the yellow sauce inside and a hint of white and grey fish. Each packet was a bit smaller than expected just fitting inside the palm of my hand but I didn't pay much so wasn't complaining.
They can either be boiled whilst in their bags or microwaved after the bags have been pierced several times. I tend to microwave mine just due to laziness and can't comment on what they taste like when they have been boiled.
To make a whole meal I cooked two of the fish packets, boiled potatoes and broccoli. Altogether it tasted quite nice, the butter sauce was the main flavour though as to be honest the fish had no flavour. I finished off the plate, but afterwards when thinking about it indivudually I was a bit disapointed.
If I had high expectations the fish really was a let down. It was thin, grey in areas, well I suppose what I'm trying to say is it didn't look so healthy. The fish steaks themselves, well I wouldn't call them 'steaks' were flavourless, watery and seemed rubbery and chewy whilst eating them.
The sauce however did provide a slight taste, it was buttery which is what I expected from a butter sauce. It was a bright yellow when frozen with specks of green in it which I'm assuming is some sort of flavouring for it but once cooked the yellow grew pale, extremely thin with the odd thick lump here and there. The look of the sauce was actually the most disapointing thing though as the taste was quite pleasant and if it wasn't for this sauce the fish erm squares would be boring, bland and probably not edible.
I have bought them since but only because I have been impressed with the sauce itself and the sauce really does offer all the flavour and excitement about them.
Overall and altogether they can make a half decent tasty meal. But when really sitting down to think about what I am eating they are a bit of a disapointment.
If I wasn't so lazy I would learn to make fish with butter sauce myself.
In case you are wondering these fish steaks are Alaskan Pollock .. well this is what it says on the ingredients list on the back of the box.
You can also buy these fish steaks in a Parsley sauce which I havn't tried and don't intend to either