Product Type: Young's Meat / Fish
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Young's Admiral's Pie
Member Name: lak11
Young's Admiral's Pie
Date: 12/03/10, updated on 08/06/13 (147 review reads)
Advantages: Quick to cook in the microwave, tasty
Disadvantages: None for me
Young's Admiral's pie is a frozen fish dish that can be cooked in a conventional oven at a high temperature( 45 mins gas mark 7, 220o / 425o F for 45 minutes or in the microwave for between 9 to 10 1/2 minutes according to the setting.
It consists of :
Potato topping (45%)
Alaska Pollock (18%)
Cheddar Cheese (2%)
I often have this dish as a quick lunch, and so I choose to heat it in the microwave. It's so simple to cook in the microwave and it's also economical to heat in this way. I think 45 minutes in the oven is too long a time if you're thinking of fuel. Unless, of course, the oven is already in use.
All you have to do to prepare is to remove the outer packaging and remove (not pierce as is more usual) the film cover. Retain the plastic dish it's already in, then microwave for only 9 minutes if you have a 850w microwave. With a 650w microwave it will still only take 10 1/2 minutes to heat. I think it's nice to serve this with a portion of garden peas or green beans and then you're also including a very healthy addition and making more of a meal of it.
I'm not often overly keen on Young's ready meal type products but find this to be one of the exceptions. It really has got a lovely taste and smell.
Young's Admiral's pie can be bought in just about any supermarket. It's usually sold in Iceland for £1 but I find the price varies, even in the same shop, week to week. I don't pay more than £1.20 for it and usually only £1.00. I have often bought it on offer for the great price of £0.75 so you can't go far wrong with this, if you like fish, that is!
The fish tastes good enough but my favourite part of this dish is definitely the creamy cheesy sauce mixed with the potato topping.
You are warned on the packaging that ' Although extra care has been taken to remove all bones, some bones may remain. I haven't come across a bone yet and I eat this quite a lot.
Summary: Well worth trying if you like fish