“ Brand: Youngs / Type: Fish „
I recently discovered these in the freezer section at my local Asda and as I was running out of new ideas as to what to make for tea and these were on offer I thought I'd give them a go.
For a box of two basa fillets it cost £3, and I think at the normal price they would have been around £3.70-ish. Considering how lovely they are I would gladly pay the higher price in the future (although I have rushed back to buy some more whilst they're still on offer anyway!).
I have never tried this particular type of fish before so I was slightly skeptical as I'm not keen on very strong tasting fish, but I found the flavour to be very pleasant - much tastier than cod but not very strong or too 'fishy' (if that makes sense?!). It was a lovely flaky white fish, really moist and delicious. The batter was just right, not too soggy an not too thick and the addition of sea salt and cracked black pepper made it very tasty. The portions were of a decent size and all in all they are very good value for a seemingly high quality product. My son had no complaints about the portion size either, which says a lot as he normally has something to say!
The only thing I would do differently next time is perhaps add a squeeze of lemon once I've cooked them, but that is just personal preference and would just add to an already very tasty dish.
I cannot say that I am a lover of Fish.....actually I much prefer meat...but every now and then I really do enjoy a nice piece of fish. Actually I even like Fish fingers! But this review is about a good quality, good tasting fish that me and my partner bought a while ago. We sometimes look for fresh fish but there isn't always a lot of variety we find in the way we like our Fish. We like it more flat than chunky. What I mean is, we like it more shaped as a fish!
This Youngs Basa Fillet fish with Lemon & Herb Tempura Batter was in the frozen section at Asda. I had never noticed it before an we really liked the sound of the batter. I love Lemon with my Fish and this mixed in with Herbs within the batter sounded very tasty. The Fish is also shaped like Fish.
I had never had Basa Fish before. Youngs describe Basa as being a 'delicious, succulent white Fish with a soft texture and mild, delicate flavour. A great alternative to Cod'. To be perfectly honest, I cant really tell the difference between Cod and Basa. Perhaps it is because I don't eat Fish that often, but to me this Fish was great. The texture was soft and the Batter was delicious. The Fish was very white, and no bones found in the pack I purchased at all.
You get 2 Large Basa Fillets in this pack and the actual packaging oozes of quality and I was very impressed by this.
When we have Fish we usually have it with baby new Potatoes with Butter and Salad. This time was no exception and our meal turned out great! You can Grill or oven cook the Fish. I chose to Oven cook. It only takes about 20 minutes to cook. I cooked it slightly longer and it will depend on how hot your oven is.
Basa (75%), Coating (Wheat flour, Water, Gram Flour, Potato Starch, Maltodextrin, Salt, Wheat Protein, Vegetable Oil, Lemon Powder (2%), Raising Agents; Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate; Flavouring, Parsley, Thyme, Oregano, Basil, Marjoram), Vegetable Oil.
Youngs state that whilst care has been taken to remove all bones, some bones may remain.
Each Fillet contains 252 Kcals.
The current price of this product is £2.68 at Asda. I think this is reasonable, considering how great this Fish is. Its 5 Dooyoo stars from me.