“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Fish „
I use Tesco smoked salmon regularly for breakfast at the weekend it makes a healthy breakfast and is a nice change from all the usual breakfast stuff like beans on toast and bacon sandwiches or a calorie and fat packed English breakfast. I usually make some toast in the toaster and spread lightly with some butter, layer the slices of salmon on the toast, poach some eggs and pop those on top with lashings of black pepper. It makes a nice snack at lunch time too on toast with some spread cheese, salmon and some lemon juice. Tesco smoked salmon comes in 100g packs and is only 180 calories, 9.7g of fat and 1.7g of saturates per 100g which is pretty good health wise. The packaging in the picture at the top is slightly different; it is now dark blue as opposed to light blue. The pack does not reseal once open but if you do have any leftover it can be stored in the fridge for two days and can also be frozen on the day of purchase. It is currently priced in Tesco for £2.39 which seems a little steep for 100g but it is delicious and they sometimes have a two for 1 or a discount offer on. I always buy a few packs when there is an offer on and put them in the freezer.
One of my regular lunches is a salmon and cream cheese bagel which I make at home, so this product is a staple I buy pretty much every week. As this is salmon, it's not cheap, and costs something like £2.80 for 6 slices. The slices are square in shape, quite thin (not too thin though) and are perfect for putting on a bagel, or putting on something like a cracker or crispbread. You could put it in a sandwich, but the shape of it means it probably wouldn't fully cover a slice of bread, so you might want to use more than one to get it edge to edge. I always use it for bagels so I don't have this problem. The slices come in a sealed plastic case, which once you open, you can't reseal the pack, so I usually pop them into a plastic self seal bag to keep it fresh. I usually open the pack, have a few slices and then have more a couple of days later, and the freshness stays fine. The smoked salmon is of good quality, and for a bagel, one slice is enough. Sometimes the slices are not intact or have small gaps within them, which is understandable as it is natural fish so there will be some slices that don't come out perfectly. I don't think all supermarkets sell salmon in this square slice format, Morrison's don't as far as I have noticed, but Sainsburys do. I can't remember what the price is at Sainsburys but it is probably pretty similar to Tesco. I think I preferred the taste of the Tesco salmon to the Sainsburys one, and the flesh of the Tesco one was a nicer pink colour. Please note the item pictured on dooyoo is not quite the same as the one I was trying to review (I don't think they got my suggestion as accurate as I wanted!), but it comes in a small square packet and says Smoked Salmon Slices for sandwiches on it (or something to that effect). They also sell salmon pieces in a similar packaging, so make sure you read it properly and pick up the right one! Sometimes my local Tesco don't have this item in stock, which annoys me as I like to buy it pretty much every week, but I think this depends on your branch. Another branch near my work tends to always have it. If you're like me and like something alternative to a normal sandwich for lunch, I recommend putting these slices on toasted bagels with some nice cream cheese (Tesco's own brand is just as good as Philadelphia I think!).