“ Brand: Quorn / Type: Vegetarians „
I first tried these years ago and wasn't too keen although my husband thought they were ok. I have since tried them recently and still think the same.
These come in a pack of two in a plastic tray with a cardboard cover which states the nutritional and cooking information.
When taken out of the pack you can see the 'grill marks' on these and the mint and rosemary herbs on top.
These can be grilled, oven baked, microwaved or barbecued. I have only ever cooked these in the oven, I never cook things like this in the microwave as I don't think they cook well or maybe I overcook them, I'm not sure.
I haven't grilled them because I feel I have to keep my eye on them more and can't just walk off and leave them like I do in the oven.
At first I cooked these as the instructions told me - place on a baking tray and place in the oven. I found that they were tough and hard by cooking them this way. It might have been that I overcooked them the couple of times I did it like this. I found it better to wrap in them each in tinfoil and then place on the tray and cook; this way they always seem to be quite soft.
The reason I am not keen on these is that I don't like mint sauce and that is to me what the herbs on top taste like and smell like. When cooked in the tinfoil the texture is good and without the mint they would probably be a favourite of mine but this is an individual thing, my husband quite like the taste mint taste.
The grills are low in calories, only 97 per grill, (I so wish I loved these).
They can be bought from the chiller part of some supermarkets for around £2.39
If you like mint sauce they are worth a try.
I have give 3 stars as I know they are good but they are not my favourite.
Although I am not a Vegetarian I do from time to time consume vegetarian food and fish. Quorn is a firm favourite of mine and something I buy rather alot of and the other day I bought these 2 Lamb Style Grills as they were on offer at a pound a pack in my local Asda store (Usually priced at about £2.00 a pack).
The grills come in a black plastic tray with see-through peel back plastic cover over that and a cardboard sleeve that goes over that and slides on and off with complete ease. On the front of the sleeve there is a photograph of the grills and we are told that they are Quorn 2 Lamb Style Grills 'Delicious Quorn Grills Drizzled With A Rich Mint And Rosemary Glaze' and that they are low in saturated fat, a source of protein and Vegetarian Society approved, that the product weighs 180g and there is an at a glance nutritional chart listed. On the back of the sleeve other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients, allergy advice and a full nutritional chart is listed along with cooking instructions and contact details for Marlow Foods LTD (the manufacturer of the product). Informative enough packaging this is.
What you get is two grill 'steaks', both dark brown and rather smooth and thick in appearance and to cook these you can simply oven cook or grill them in about 12 minutes, they microwave cook in 2 1/2 minutes or you can BBQ them in about 12 minutes too.
Made from mycoprotein which is a fungi these are of course meat free but they actually look like meat and have grill marks already dented into them! They are simple to cook (I cooked mine in the oven) and they cooked well in that time if not a little dried out looking and they smelt meaty and a vaguely like lamb.
The outer of the grill was a little tough and a bit too dry however the inside of it was moist but I have to admit I wasn't very keen on these at all. They are glazed with rosemary and mint which I could only slightly taste but the inside was bland and a bit soggy. Yes I guess they did taste a bit reminiscent of lamb and I can't say they didn't taste meaty however they lacked flavour for me and looked boring and all.
Not for me these!
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Nutritional Information Per Grill:
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
I have been a vegetarian for awhile now so I'm always on the look out to try new items from Quorn and others in that range. Though these are not brand new, I haven't spotted them before until a couple of weeks ago.
Quorn Lamb Style Grills:
"Delicious Quorn grills drizzled with rich mint and rosemary glaze"
I love to have rosemary and mint on my roast potatoes so these grills really appealed to me, and more so that they were on offer for only £1.00. The first couple of times I've had these is for a Sunday dinner with minted gravy which was absolutely scrumptious! Then the last time was with chips and pea's which I also enjoyed!
Trying this plain with no sauce I think tastes really nice however for me it is the texture I found to feel a little odd. I've never eaten lamb so I can not really say if it has a lamb taste or not but I really like the coating they have put on these grills. It is coated very well with a good amount all over, and once cooked the coating stays nice and soft. Others like this in the past the coating has gone hard and bitty but luckily not the case here.
On my first bite to start with you're welcomed by the mint first off then closely after the mild hint of rosemary. None of which is over powering they both balance one another nicely. After you taste the lovely seasonings you do have a somewhat of a meaty like aftertaste, which is nice. (However I think I like these best with minted gravy, more so than on there own)
Where this product does minus a point however and me being a little picky I guess, is the appearance it doesn't really look all that appealing really.
There are a few ways in which you can cook these grills, one I would say NEVER to do is microwave them as the coating seems to take on a burnt like taste and the grill itself is like chewing on rubber, not nice at all!
You can also choose to oven, grill or BBQ them. So far I think grilling those works best. In the oven I think they go a little soggy but grilling them seems to give them a nice coat on the outside but not crunchy and the middle doesn't go soggy. I haven't tried them on the BBQ yet but I guess it would be the same effect as grilling them.
When cooking they give an amazing aroma off and i simply just could not wait to try them when I first smelt them cooking! Cooking doesn't take long at all at the most twelve minutes.
Contains - Barley, Gluten, Wheat, Eggs and Milk.
(I have recently found out I have a slight intolerance to dairy produce, however shocked to find out this contained milk, but luckily it doesn't effect me at all)
97 - Calories
2.7g - Sugars
3.3g - Fat
0.4g - Saturates
1.5g - Salt
Price and Availability:
The last couple of times I have purchased these grills they have been on offer for only £1.00 per pack in Asda, which I personally think is great value for money. They can also be frozen for up to three months. Normal price is around the £2.30 mark, but as they can be frozen perfect for picking up on offer.
You can find these in most supermarkets however I normally find Asda and Morrisons seem to stock the most.
Very happy I found these as they are something different to try, I much prefer them with minted gravy however more so than plain. You get two good size grills, good amount of coating all around good value for money in my eyes.
Four out of five stars from me.
Thanks for reading :o)
Empty container and cardboard sleeve can be recycled.
If like me you enjoy trying new things or making/doing it different on the Quorn web site I found this suggestion which tastes really!
"Why not try slicing your cooked Quorn Lamb Style Grill and stuffing into a split pitta bread with shredded lettuce and drizzle with a yoghurt and mint dip"
Some people that may not know about Quorn may find this interesting - www.quorn.co.uk/About-Quorn/
Quorn Grill (88%) [mycoprotein*, rehydrated free range egg white, onion, flavouring, partially hydrogenated rape, palm & palm kernel oils, roasted barley malt extract, milk protein, tapioca starch, gelling agent: pectin], mint and rosemary coating (water, sugar, salt, herbs: rosemary, mint; yeast extract, garlic powder, sunflower oil, citric acid, acetic acid, flavourings, colour: paprika extract).* 49% of product
As a fan of products that taste scrummy and are low in calories I opted to try these Lamb style grills as there were on offer for £1.00. Sadly I wish I hadn't bothered.
I was expecting a tasty, juicy grill with a similar texture and taste to their quorn burgers and unfortunatley all I was left with was a taste of cheap toothpaste! I kid you not, the dried herb coating/marinade is simply put overpowering, and gross. All I could taste was mint-nothing else.
I served these grills with mash and couldn't bring myself to finish off the grill. As a previous reviewer has said these grills do taste synthetic-fake fake fake! All the other Quorn products I have tasted are delicious-I simply do not understand what this product is about.
This product has really left me disappointed. I was hoping for something that would be able to rock the BBQ but this won't be it.
If you like mint and well hardly anything else this is a great product for you. If like me you are expecting something tasty that can be served up with salads, mash etc (like you would with real lamb grills) then you maybe left disappointed.
Sorry Quorn, but this product will not be in my shopping trolley-ever again (unless I get a bang to the head and forget the awful cardboard-y minty toothpaste taste!).
We tried these lamb style grills from the Quorn range a couple of weeks ago and I have to say, for possibly the first time, we were split on whether or not we liked them. I bought a packet of two from my local Asda where they were £1.47, quite good value for what will essentially create a decent meal for both of us.
I served these lamb style grills with a green salad and some baby new potatoes but I do think I would try to use them a bit more creatively next time, due to the reaction of my husband, who thought they were pretty bland and uninspiring.
Each grill contains 97 calories and 0.4g of saturated fat which makes them a very healthy option and only 1.5 weight watchers points per grill. They are about the same size as a lamb steak would be, not particularly big (or filling) and the texture looks like a chargrilled steak. They are a darker colour than any other quorn product I have encountered except for the beef style pieces.
You can either cook these on the grill or in the oven, I baked them on a tray for around 20 minutes and they were perfectly done. On eating them I actually thought they were quite tasty although not really anything like real lamb in the flavour, I thought they definitely tasted synthetic which is something you don't usually notice with Quorn.
I think I would try these a different way if I bought them again, I do think they are a good product and could be used quite innovatively, but they are not the best to just eat by themselves. On the quorn website there is an idea for slicing them up and serving them in pittas with a mint dip, this would probably work much better for this product than just eating them as they are.
A good attempt by Quorn which offers new ideas up for veggie meals, but not the greatest thing to eat on their own.
I have been eating Quorn products for years now, having first tried them whilst I was a Vegetarian. I am no longer a Vegetarian but still eat Quorn products from time to time. Unfortunatley this is mostly limited to when my otehr half is away as he will not eat them; thinks they taste like cardboard. We agree to differ because I love them.
Quorn have recently changed their packaging, although the colour theme is stil the same so they do not look too dissimilar the the package shown above.
A pack of two Lamb Style Grills can be regularly found on offer at £1. I hae recently bought them from both Asda and Farmfoods at this price and I tend to get a few packs at a time when they are on this offer. The Grills are shaped to look vaguely like a lamb chop and are in a plastic tray with a plastic film; within a cardboard sleeve.
These grills can be cooked in the oven, grill or BBQ for 12 minutes or in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. I have cooked them both in the oven and in the microwave and have to say that the results from oven are much better than microwave, though still more than enjoyable both ways.
The grills smell wonderful, slightly meaty and very much of mint from the rosemary and mint glaze. They do taste really good and taste exactly the same each time I have them. The grill is smothered in the rosemary and mint glaze which flavours the whole grill. They do not taste as good as 'real' meat but they still have the flavour of lamb and are enjoyable.
I will continue to eat these often as they are not only tasty but also low in fat and calroies at 97 calories and 3.3g fat per grill. I eat one grill per meal with either mushy peas, mash potato and mint gravy or with roast potatoes and mixed veg.
Before I write my review I must really thank WEE JACKIE for pointing these absolutely gorgeous Lamb Grills out as I hadn't seen this anywhere before. So armed with my information I went on the hunt and tracked them down in Farmfoods for just £1 a box of 2.
Now I usually microwave my Quorn products, but took a leaf out of Wee Jackies book and cooked them in the oven instead. Now I don't know if this is why they turned out so nice or that they are really nice which ever way you cook them.
In the usual orange Quorn labeled box you will see inside two oval large meat looking grills, on looking closer you will see that one side has a coating of a mint and rosemary glaze. So put this side up on the baking tray and pop into the oven 200c/400f/Gas Mark6 for 16 minutes, then serve up. We had jacket potaotes and sweetheart cabbage with ours and it was one of the nicest vegeterain meals I've had in a long time.
When my Daughter walked through the door from work she shouted out something smells nice as the smell of the mint and rosemary had wafted right round to the front of the bungalow. These grills just stay firm but soft as you cut it with your knife. The mint and rosemary glaze keeps these grills really moist and so they don't go all rubbery and dry like some grills I've had in the past. Quorn products seem to be getting better and better with all the new things they are bringing out at the moment.
What I love about these grills is that they are only 130 calories each and with trying to cut back at the moment (All those b***** Snow Bites yesterday!!) when you have finished your meal you are not left feeling like you haven't eaten much, as the tastes of these grills are so DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!
With the Quorn Lamb Style Grills being make from mycroprotein you will never get a gristley bit which is another reason why I seem to be eating more and more of their products. It makes eating healthy really easy.
Each Lamb Style Grill has;
~~~of which sugars 3.0g~~~
~~~of which sats 1.5g~~~
These contain Egg, Gluten, Milk and Wheat.Each grill is 100g's in weight.
So like Wee Jackie I will be trotting of to Farmfoods next weekend ( well I'n not saying Wee Jackie is going next weekend I wouldn't know!) to get myself stocked right up on these, perhaps I shouldn't have written this review as they might now all get gobbled up, better jump on the bus in a minute and get there before any Dooyooer's get there before me!!!
A well earnt 5 stars for a really good product
Having been vegetarian in the past, a lifestyle choice of mine that had a span of a decade, I have tried several Quorn products over the years, some of which I still buy regularly and some of which I detest. Due to me being veggie for so long, I am wary when eating certain meat-based products and could never be described as the world's biggest carnivore! For this reason, I still tend to buy a fair few products aimed at the Vegetarian diet as I prefer these types of meals to meat, most of the time.
Always on the look out for new products in the Veggie market, I do tend to sample new offerings when they catch my eye, in particular from the 'Quorn' range of meals and snacks. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Quorn is a man-made meat substitute and is completely suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Having spotted a few new additions to the Quorn range recently, I decided to give some of them a try out. One such item that caught my eye was a box containing two Quorn "Lamb Style Grills" which is 200g in weight and cost me the brilliant little sum of £1 from my local Farmfoods frozen food store. Considering that these grills fed my partner and me quite comfortably (with a serving of potatoes and vegetables) I do think that this offers brilliant value for an evening meal for two adults!
The cardboard box containing the Quorn grills is fairly basic in appearance and in terms of appearance but to be fair it does do the job! There is a picture of a rather plastic-looking Quorn lamb style grill on the front of the box and I can quite clearly see that there are little flecks of herbs, or what I assumed to be the 'mint and rosemary glaze' on top of the Quorn, and this makes it look a little more appetising.
When cooking these Quorn grills, I opted to pop them in the oven, although there are instructions for microwave cooking too, should this be your preference. It is worth noting that the microwave option takes mere minutes to cook these grills, so this may be beneficial to those of you who have been out working all day and are in need of a quick and easy evening meal! As I had the oven on for other accompaniments to my meal anyway, I shoved my Quorn grills onto a baking tray and popped them into the oven for around 16 minutes or so, as instructed to do so on the reverse of the packaging. I do think that this is still a very quick meal when compared to alternative similar frozen products, some of which take a good half hour or so to cook through.
My first impressions of the Quorn grills when I was placing them in the oven, was that they looked to be very dry and dull. I thought that they also looked to be very 'false' and even though I could quite easily see flecks of herbs and mint on top of the grills, I had all but made my mind up that these wouldn't be a particularly winning product... the two Quorn grills resembled something like thick brown cardboard and looked completely unappetising.
As the grills were cooking, I was aware of the most delicious smell wafting from the oven which at first I though was coming from the potato rosti side dish I had in the oven at the same time. When I discovered that there was NO smell whatsoever coming from the potatoes, I turned my attention to the Quorn grills and I could see that not only had the appearance of the grills changed dramatically, but they looked to be quite delicious and were almost 'sizzling' as the glaze on top of the grills cooked.
The smell coming from the grills was extremely mouth-watering and the aroma was predominately that of rosemary, which I do find to be very appetising anyway. I couldn't quite believe the transformation that had taken place in only ten short minutes and I started to wonder whether the evening's meal wasn't going to be a bit of a wash-out after all!
A further six or eight minutes later and the cooking time was complete. Checking each Quorn grill was cooked sufficiently, and paying particular attention to the centre of each of them as I did this, I was satisfied that the cooking time given on the instructions had been bang-on for once! Once served alongside the potato rosti and some peas and carrots, I did think that all in all the dinner looked to be very attractive and the smell coming from the Quorn grills was absolutely divine!
Cutting into one of the grills, I could see that the consistency was similar to that of other Quorn products, in that it resembled the consistency of chicken or something similar. I found that there were no hard bits of gristle-like matter throughout the whole of the Quorn grill, and I also found that the texture was quite soft and not overly chewy or anything.
The glaze to these Lamb style Quorn grills is what really sets them apart from other products like this that I have tried in the past. The glaze is, in a word, delicious. The taste of the rosemary and the mint can quite easily be detected in the glaze and both compliment each other perfectly, with neither one overpowering the other. The taste is subtle enough to allow us to detect the 'lamb grill' flavour itself underneath the taste of the glaze, yet it is flavoursome enough to tantalise my taste buds and keep me wanting more.
I did find that the glaze to the Quorn grills was quite well seasoned in itself, although I couldn't say that I found it salty. I personally wouldn't have thought that any salt or pepper needed to be added to the grills, such was the balance of seasoning and flavours correctly applied.
My partner and I both thoroughly enjoyed these Lamb style grills, and I for one will definitely be stocking up on them, particularly while they are on offer of only £1 a box! I would thoroughly recommend them and suggest that you give them a try if they sound like your kind of thing.
The nutritional information on the reverse of the cardboard box informs me that each grill will provide me with 130 calories and 6g of fat, which I personally don't think is excessive, particularly when I saw the fairly generous size of the grills. I would say that the size of them is on a par to similar products such as vegetable grills or lamb/beef grills. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these types of products, imagine a small steak and you're half way there!
There is also information on the packaging which informs me that these Quorn grills are of course suitable for a vegetarian diet, and that they are a good source of fibre. As well as that, they contain no artificial colours or preservatives. There is sufficient allergy information provided on the packaging too so that we can make an informed choice as consumers.
All in all I would THOROUGHLY recommend these, they are one of the best 'veggie' products I have tried in absolute years and I think they can only be awarded top marks, such was our enjoyment in sampling these tasty grills! Truly delicious!