“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Fish „
I love fishcakes, especially tuna ones ( have to say Marks and spencer ones are amazing).
They are usually on special offer such as 2 for £3 and I really should bulk buy them as I love them and they are easy to cook- just pop in the oven for 15-20mins and they are done.
The fishcakes contain lime and corriander and have a breadcrumb coating on it. In the packet you will find 2 fishcakes, so if you buy them on offer 4 for £3 isn't that bad! Once you cook it the outside goes lovely and crunchy, but the inside remains soft and moist. The fishcakes are quite chunky and full of tuna which I love and it tastes great. You can really taste the lime too!
Each fishcake contains 200kcal and 10.7g fat which is higher than the marks and spencers ones, but I'm guessing most of the fat would come from the coating or oil. Eat with Salad or vegetables and its a low fat dinner!
I like to try different brands of fishcakes but so far Marks and spencers is still the best, not bad from sainsburys though!
I'm quite a big fan of fishcakes but it's something I'm unlikely to make unless it's for a special meal or a happen to have a day on my hands with nothing else to do (I wish!). We always used to buy our fishcakes frozen from Aldi until we discovered Sainsbury's Range including, Salmon and Smoked Mackerel with my favourite being their Tuna Fishcakes which are £2 a pack but are almost always on offer, and, as they can be frozen, are great to stock up on.
The fishcakes are packaged in quite a sturdy clear plastic tray with a clear film lid so you can see exactly what you're getting. The fishcakes come in packs of two, each fishcakes being 100g each, and before you can buy you can see that they're a pretty good size. They do look a little unusual, with a few dark flecks in the breadcrumbs, this is because it's a seed breadcrumb coating including both poppy and sunflower seeds, and the filling is yellow fin tuna with rosti potato, lime and coriander.
These fishcakes can be cooked from frozen or chilled, making a pretty convenient meal if you're in a hurry/ forget to defrost. To cook simply pre- heat the oven to 220 degrees and put the fishcakes on a baking tray in the middle shelf of the oven. They need 13 minutes from chilled and 22 minutes from frozen, however I tend to leave them a bit longer so the breadcrumbs get a bit crunchier.
These smell lovely when they come out of the oven and taste just as good. There's a good balance of fish and potato inside and the filling is lovely and smooth, the lime gives a really nice citrus burst and the coriander is very subtle which I was glad of. The breadcrumb coating is delicious, the texture is really nice and crunchy, compared with the filling and the different texture of the filling really works well. Although these fishcakes can be served with pretty much anything, I think the lime and coriander flavours really work well with sweet chilli sauce, served with baby leaf salad.
The nutrition isn't too bad, especially if you're serving them as part of a main meal, in each fishcake there's 200kcal, 1.2g of sugar, 10.7g of fat, 1.2g of sat fat and 0.68g of salt. All of these values fall under the green and amber categories in the traffic light food system.
I can't recommend Sainsbury's Fishcakes enough, I've tried all three varieties but my favourite are the tuna as they've got such great taste. These fishcakes are convenient, quick and easy to cook, they're good value and can be served with pretty much anything, well worth a try!
Me and my husband eat quite a few fish cakes, they are like our back up meals if we are feeling too lazy to cook. We always have a huge stock of them in the freezer as they are very often on offer, and I can't resist bulk buying when they are.
These fish cakes say that it is "Yellowfin tuna with rosti potato, lime and coriander in a seed breadcrumb coating".
I really love Tuna anyway so these are always a great option for me, and I find that even though these are a sainsburys own product they are still great quality.
A packet of these costs £1.85 for 2 fish cakes, but they are very often on offer with other varieties of fish cake at 2 packets for £3.00. This is a really great offer and I would suggest really taking advantage of it as all the fish cakes in the range are great.
It says on the pack that per fish cake there are 200 calories and 10g of fat, which is quite high but as part of a balanced diet, should be ok.
You can only cook these from chilled, you can freeze them you just have to remember to defrost them before you put them in the oven. They take about 15 to 20 minutes in the oven, I like to leave them until they look brown and crispy.
These fish cakes taste really great, the seeds on the outside really add a bit of extra crunch, and go with the fish really well. You can taste the fish and the lime quite strongly but not so much of the coriander, it is there but the lime and the fish over power it. I don't mind this at all as it's still a great taste. The middle of these always stays very soft and they are really light to eat, they don't feel greasy like some fish cakes.
I like to serve these with some simple salad and home made coleslaw, or with a small jacket potato. They are really versatile, and a great meal to keep in the fridge or freezer.