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      15.01.2012 13:24
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      A wonderful meat free escalope with lemon and pepper flavour, easy to cook and so yummy to eat.

      Here I go again with another Quorn product; you would think I'm on commission at this rate. Quorn is a favourite of mine, you can do some much with it.

      Quorn Lemon and Black Pepper Escalopes:


      'Quorn Lemon and Black Pepper Escalopes are made with mycoprotein, with a crunchy lemon and black pepper coating. Mycoprotein is a nutritious member of the fungi family, and is naturally low in fat'

      My Findings:

      I really enjoy these and always get some in while on offer, this week in Asda they were on offer for only £1.00 - Bargain! They come in a pack of two; personally I think they are good in size and again many ways to eat. The simple way would be this with some salad or vegetables or some cheeky chips. I think these are great on a wholemeal bap with salad and lemon mayo, but how you eat these is really your choice.

      Oven cook - Pre-heat oven and baking tray to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Place Quorn Escalopes on the baking tray and cook on the middle oven shelf for 12 minutes. Reduce cooking time by 2 minutes for fan assisted ovens. Increase cooking time by 4 minutes to cook from frozen. Grill - Pre-heat grill to a medium setting and grill for 10 minutes, turning frequently. Again increase cooking time by 4 minutes to cook from frozen.

      While cooking you can smell hints of baked lemon which is absolutely gorgeous, and they taste divine to match the smell too! The coating on these escalopes are crisp but not too hard then the middle is soft and meaty. With the coating I personally think you have taste the black pepper more so than the lemon, but the middle tastes more of the lemon.

      Overall the lemon is certainly the stronger flavour of the two which I really like, and even better served with some salad with a drizzle of lemon oil dressing. I think they are light, yet filling and great for the warmer nights with the refreshing hint of lemon.

      Normally Quorn products are mostly low fat however these are a little naughty, I personally serve with vegetables or salad so I really don't mind these being a little higher in calories and fat from what I normally eat.

      The escalope some in a plastic tray with a film lid then a cardboard sleeve which all can be recycled once empty apart from the film lid.

      Allergy Advice:

      Contains Gluten, Contains Wheat, Contains Eggs, Contains Milk.

      Nutritional Information:
      Per Escalope

      Calories - 249
      Protein - 10.6g
      Carbohydrate - 22.6g
      Of which sugars - 2.2g
      Fat - 12.9g
      Of which saturates - 1.7g
      Fibre - 3.9g
      Sodium - 0.6g

      Price and Availability:

      Right now these are only £1.00 at Asda, they can also be frozen so great to stock up while on offer. Normally price is around £2.49 in most supermarkets.

      Overall:

      I do like pretty much 99% of the Quorn range but these are one of my favourite, they taste great have a wonderful crisp topping and easy to prepare. In my opinion I think they are great value for money when getting them on an offer, however even at £2.49 there filling and tasty.

      A little higher in fat than my normal liking however still a good source of protein and fibre which is also important.

      Five out of five stars from me.

      Thanks for reading.


      Additional Information:


      Some people that may not know about Quorn may find this interesting -

      www.quorn.co.uk/About-Quorn/

      www.quorn.co.uk/why-quorn

      Ingredients-

      Quorn Escalope (59%), [Mycoprotein*, Rehydrated Free Range Egg White, Onion, Flavourings, Milk Proteins, Tapioca Starch , Gelling Agent: Pectin] , Batter (Water, Wheat Flour, Wheat Starch, Salt, Citric Acid, Natural Lemon Flavouring, Flavouring, Rice Flour) , Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Black Pepper, Yeast, Salt) , Vegetable Oil , *41% of product

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        28.07.2011 23:27

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        Lemon and Black Pepper Escalopes are one of my favourite quorn products!

        These escalopes are found in the chiller aisle in the supermarket and are priced at £2.48 and are one of the most expensive items on the quorn shelf. It is even better when they are on special offer so i usually stock up as these freeze well.

        In the pack are 2 escalopes of good size and the cardboard sleeve provides all the information about quorn and nutritional information.

        They dont take a long time to cook, about 12 minutes and I like to cook them on a george foreman and they have a really nice crunchy coating and moist inside. I sometimes cook both at once and have a nice sandwich with the left over one the next day!

        You can really taste the lemon and pepper flavour in these, to me i can taste the pepper more so than the lemon.

        My boyfriend is also a big fan of these ( and the quorn mozarella and pesto escalopes) and he is the biggest meat eater i know! Well done quorn!

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        23.02.2011 10:09
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        I was in the local Wimpy not so long ago and was wondering what I could have to eat as I don't wat meat products but do eat fish but there is never a good variety of things on offer in these restaurant places. Most of the veggie burgers they dish up have peppers in them which I can't eat so I was delighted to see they had added a Quorn burger to their range of foods. The burger is actually a lemon and pepper escalope. When the meal came the escalope was in a bun like a burger and it had salad and mayonaise with it and it was absolutely delicious, I really enjoyed it.


        A few days later we were out shopping and we got to the Quorn range and I saw the Lemon and Pepper escalopes in amongst the other items so thought I would buy some and see if they were the same as what you get in the Wimpy. I am glad to say they are exactly the same.


        The packet is found in the chiller department, you can freeze them if you want to. You get two in a packet and for me one is enough for a meal so I always freeze the other one for another day.


        The escalope is made from Quorn and is a white colour when it is cooked, the shape is sorrt of oval shaped but not a regular oval, I suppose it is made to look like a piece of chicken or some other meat. This is coated with bread crumbs which is quite a nice thickness of crumbs and you can really taste the lemon and pepper when you eat it.


        You cook it for about 12 - 16 mins if straight from the chiller or 25 mins should do it if its from the freezer if you are doing it in the oven. You can grill them as well and they wouldn't take quite so long to cook then.


        You can have this item in a variety of ways, you could have it like in the Wimpy in a bun with salad or it is just as good served up on a plate and would go with anything really. I have had one dished up with a roast dinner instead of having meat and I have also had it with some chips and tinned tomatoes.


        Being a quorn product it is very low in fat, one escalope contains just 1.7g of saturated fat and 249 calories so very good if you are trying to keep your fat levels down or just counting calories.


        I find these are a really tasty item to have with your meal and would highly recommend you giving them a try. You can currently buy them in Tesco for £2.66 for a pack of two but if you look out they often have them with a buy one get one free offer for a number of items in the Quorn range.

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          04.09.2010 15:13
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          Quorn does it again - another tasty product

          Lemon & Black Pepper Escalopes are just one of the ever growing chilled products in the Quorn range.

          Quorn which is manufactured by Marlow Foods has been around since 1985 and was developed in the UK by chemical manufacturer ICI. It is essentially a meat substitute which is high in (non-animal derivived) protein and fibre and is naturally low in fat. The main ingredient in quorn is mycoprotein which is produced by growing and fermenting a fungi called fusarium in large tanks which is then bound with egg whites and other ingredients then added to it. All quorn products are vegetarian society approved and are produced in the UK.

          The Lemon & Black Pepper Escalopes can be found in the chiller section of most supermarkets. These normally retail for £2.48 for a pack although both Asda and Morrisons have recently been selling at a reduced price of only £1 per pack).

          They come in a pack of 2 which are packaged on a plastic tray which has a cardboard sleeve over it. The escalopes are quite a good size with each weighing 110g, each one is about the size of an outstretched hand and approximately 1cm thick. Once purchased the product should kept refrigerated and used by date marked on pack or can be frozen for up to 3 months.

          The ingredients are;
          Mycroprotein
          Rehydrated free range egg white
          onion flavourings
          milk proteins
          tapioca starch
          gelling agent
          pectin
          yeast
          salt
          vegetable oil

          Nutritional values (per escallope) are;
          Calories 249
          Sugars 2.2g
          Fat 12.9g
          Saturates 1.7g
          Salt 1.5g

          The recommended cooking instructions on the pack are to cook on baking tray in oven for 12 minutes or to grill for 10. (These times need to be increased by 4 minutes if the product has been frozen).

          The packaging reads 'Delicious Quorn Escalopes in a crunchy lemon & black pepper breadcrumb coating'... Sound great, but do they live up the statement??

          I cooked mine as recommended on the pack (opting for the oven method rather than the grill). After cooking the breadcrumbs had turned a nice golden colour and really did look quite tempting. The centre of the escallop was nice and moist whilst the breadcrumb coating was quite crispy, a really good combination of textures. The taste was really good, the predominant flavour being the lemon, I couldn't really taste the black pepper very much at all. I have heard may people say that quorn really does taste like chicken, I have been vegetarian most of my life and have never actually eaten chicken so I really can't comment on that but the overall taste and texture of this product was very very good. I have to say I was quite impressed and will definitely be having them again. They are quite versatile, the pack suggests eating with a fresh green salad but they work equally well with vegetables or chips.

          I would definitely recommend giving these a try, they are so easy to prepare and really tasty.

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          08.02.2010 17:10
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          I have been a vegetarian for over 15 years now. In that time I have tried and tested many meat free products from many ranges, including Quorn, Linda McCartney, and own brand ranges from Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda. In that time there have been many products I buy regularly, some I would never buy again and those that I will continue to buy occassionally. These is one of those products. I may buy them again, but it certainly wont be very often.

          Quorn is the more expensive of all the meat free ranges I have tried, and these are no exception, which each escalop costing over one pound. Compare that to Tesco meat free burgers, which are fairly chunky and cost around twenty pence each.

          The packaging is plastic (I am not sure if this is recyclable) in a cardboard sleeve (which is recyclable). Inside are two pieces of Quorn 'meat' covered in breadcrumbs which are flavoured in lemon and black pepper. Each escalop takes around 25 minutes to cook in the oven from frozen (check individual instructions as it varies for each appliance).

          The Quorn inside is relatively plain and tastes like the chicken pieces you get, just in a different shape.

          The bread crumbs on the outside are the flavoured part, with the lemon quite subtle and the black pepper quite strong. I am not a huge fan of black pepper, which puts me off these, but I just find them boring. They are quite bland. I prefer to buy Quorn chunks or pieces myself and then cook them in a meal, or in sauce. It seems like you have to pay extra for these as they are prepared in a different way, yet they really are not worth extra taste wise.

          It is worth mentioning on a plus side that these are very easy to cook. They are 'no faff' just put them in the oven and get them out when they are ready. You can turn in the middle if you want, but it is not necessary.

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          18.11.2009 18:35
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          4 stars

          I bought these when they were on offer (something like a packet (of 2) for £1 probably) and they are ok. I dont think I would buy them for full price (sorry I dont know what that price is) but they are an ok thing to have in the freezer to go with other things when you dont want anything difficult.

          I have to say I was dubious when I first tried one of these as I don't actually like black pepper but I was totally wrong, it wasn't the pepper I needed to be wary of, it was the lemon. The peppery flavour is not at all overpowering but I found the lemon really stong. It wasn't too sour or anything but it did taste like you dumped a whole load of juice on it. Still fine though but that is a point to watch if you don't like lemon flavour.

          I keep these in the freezer and cook from frozen - they take about 12 minutes in the oven which isnt bad really, I have also george forman grilled these and they were fine too. In the oven the breadcrumby outer becomes nice and crisp while the quorn inside remains moist which is good and i like the texture differences.

          The escalopes are high in protein and fibre and low in fat, as well as being vegetarian society approved and I would say they are worth a try if you see them on offer somewhere.

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            05.11.2009 12:24
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            A great product for vegetarians everywhere.

            I recently bought these Quorn escalopes while they were on offer in my local Asda at the bargain price of £1 for the pack of two. I believe that they normally retail for around £1.89 so either way they are quite good value for a quick veggie meal.

            Nice and convenient, these escalopes can be cooked from chilled or frozen quite quickly, only around 12/16 minutes in the oven or 10/14 minutes under the grill. I also really like them because they are very low in fat and handy for anyone on the weight watchers plan as each escalope contains 1.7g of saturated fat and 249 calories which equates to 4 points.

            The texture of these escalopes is similar to a chicken escalope and the breadcrumb coating is seasoned to taste lemony which is very tasty and adds a nice flavour to the escalope overall. My only criticism of these escalopes is that they can seem a little bland, if it wasnt for the coating I think they would be incredibly unappetising as you are, effectively eating a large plain slab of the ubiquitous microprotein that quorn is made from.

            I usually jazz these up as a meal by serving them with garlic mashed potato or some pasta in sauce as the other flavours help to make these escalopes part of a tasty meal.

            Overall these are a good product and make a very quick and convenient vegetarian meal, I tend to keep a pack in my freezer for those occasions when I need to throw a meal together quickly and whilst they are on offer at £1 a pack I cannot really complain!

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              30.10.2009 13:40
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              Great to keep in the freezer

              I bought a pack of these Quorn Lemon and Black Pepper Escalopes in Tesco a few days ago. They were on offer at £1.21 for a pack of two, instead of the usual price of £2.43. I buy quite a few Vegetarian products, as I'm not that keen on the taste of meat, and we have had these in the past, and really enjoyed them. Even my husband, who is a keen meat eater, always enjoys these escalopes.

              The Lemon and Black Pepper Escalopes are to be found in the chiller section, near the ready meals. They look quite like two chicken breasts, coated in breadcrumbs and fried. The cooking instructions suggest baking them in the oven for 12 minutes, from chilled, or grilling for 10 minutes. They can also be frozen on the day of purchase for up to three months (increase cooking time by 4 minutes if frozen). We cooked ours in the oven, and served them with potatoes and mixed vegetables. They are also great with salad or baked beans.

              When cooked, the escalopes have a crunchy, crispy coating, and the taste of the lemon and black pepper really complements the Quorn. I will definitely carry on buying them, and will stock up if they are on offer, to put in the freezer.

              Each escalope contains -
              249kcal
              10.6g protein
              22.6g carbohydrate (2.2g sugars)
              12.9g fat (1.7g saturates)
              3.9g fibre
              1.5g salt

              They are quite high in salt, but, as long as you don't eat too much salt, either in processed foods or by adding it to food, they shouldn't be too bad. They are high in protein and fibre, too.

              Suitable for Vegetarians, but not Vegans, as they contain eggs and milk. Also contains wheat gluten.

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                25.10.2009 09:22
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                Too lemony for me!

                Before I had my first son I was a veggie for 7 years, but pregnancy cravings for meat put pay to that. While I was a veggie I ate alot of Quorn products, and I still eat them now as I find them quite tasty, plus I know that they are low in fat and quite good in terms of protien content.

                I normally do my Tesco shopping online, so when I saw that these were half marked price, reduced from £2.43 to £1.21 I thought I would give them a go. I assumed they would be frozen but they came chilled but they can be frozen.

                I decided to have one with new potatoes and peas. Because it wasnt frozen it cooked quite quickly (12 minutes in the oven) so was a fairly simple meal to prepare. It smelled really fresh and lemony and I was really looking forward to heating it.

                I cut open the product and it was basically a lemon coating with a piece of quorn fillet inside. To be honest I was really left disappointed. I found it tasted so strongly of lemon, but it didnt taste like real lemon, more like washing-up liquid lemon. It was so overpowering I didnt even finish it all. My husband agreed with me but as he is a human dustbin he managed to finish all of his. I also found the coating on the fillet to be quite soggy, not crunchy like it says on the packet, and they are very thin.

                It hasnt put me off quorn products, there are still some I really like, such as the frozen chicken-style pieces. But I wouldnt buy this particular product again. It also has quite a high level of salt (25% of an adults RDA) which I didnt realise, and it wasnt quite as low in fat as I though, so it might not be such a good option for dieters.

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                  24.10.2009 15:59
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                  Delicious and fairly nutritious

                  As a vegetarian I am always looking for new and interesting meal ideas that will provide me with a lot of protein and not too many calories. My boyfriend is vegetarian also and is absolutely mad for anything to do with quorn. Adding to this, these Quorn Lemon and Black Pepper Escalopes are currently on sale at Tesco's for half price - that's £1.21 for a packet of two. Therefore it just seemed natural for us to give these a go.

                  Quorn Lemon and Black Pepper Escalopes can probably be found in the vegetarian section of the freezer in your local supermarket. They are packaged in a cardboard container which holds a plastic tub containing two escalopes or, as I would tend to call them, filets. Each filet has 249 calories.

                  You take the filets out of the package and bake them for about 15 minutes on 200 C. However, you are meant to bake them from chilled and mine were frozen so I soaked the plastic packet in warm water first to defrost them a little and then added 10 minutes to the cooking time and watched them carefully to make sure they didn't burn. This worked very well, and I did allow them to get nice and brown and crispy before serving them.

                  These taste excellent. I can't say I really noticed the lemon pepper flavour but they tasted more like shake n bake chicken or some other baked breaded chicken dish. They were really nice served with mashed potatoes and gravy and some other veggies on the side. To me they tasted just like chicken which was nice as every so often I crave the type of "meat and two veg" meals I used to enjoy before I became a vegetarian.

                  These made the perfect winter meal as they have a stick to your ribs type of appeal to them. I will definitely buy these again although I think I'll stock up now that they are on promotion because they will be fairly expensive when back to their full price of £2.43 for two.

                  If you or your friends are vegetarian these would be great - but mind that you don't serve them to vegans as quorn does contain egg whites.

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                    08.10.2009 12:03
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                    try them NOW and stock up at ASDA is you like them!

                    I am not a vegetarian presently, but was about 8 years ago (with the call of bacon sandwiches winning me over!). I used to regularly eat Quorn while I ws a veggie and it is a habit I continued with, especially when I was following the Slimming World eating regime, where some Quorn products are considered a 'free food' and are gerneally low in fat and calories.

                    Seeing these Lemon and Black Pepper Escalopes on offer at Asda with a price tag of just £1 I decided to try them. I am currently on Slim Fast in a desparate bid to shed my baby weight (which is nearly a year overdue!!) and so I have one meal in the evening at around 600 calories. Each Quorn escalope is 249 calories so I knew I could add plenty of nice bits to bulk it out and make a tasty filling meal.

                    The Escalopes are about the same size as the palm of my hand (I do have quite small hands) and have a light coloured breadcrumb coating. There are cooked in the oven for 12 minutes or grilled for 10 minutes. They turn a lovely golden colour after cooking. The bredcrumb coating is crunchy and has a very light taste of lemon and black pepper. It is not overpowering and I was expecting a stronger taste, but it was still noticable and very pleasant. The 'chicken' itself is tasty and not bland as some quorn products used to be and could probably pass as real meat because on the whole it looks like a piece of processed chicken. I rarely eat quorn while my OH is around as he does not fall for it. However, I cooked the two pieces and whilst he ate a real chicken piece with his dinner I chopped the second piece up and tossed it with salad and bunged in a wrap for his lunch the following day, with no complaints.

                    These pieces are very versatile and quite tasty. I will stock up on them while they are still on offer at £1 and put a few packd in the freezer. THey are great value for £1, but I very much doubt I would ever fall for the regular price tag of upwards of £2.00.

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                    I'm not a vegetarian but lately I've been trying various Quorn products! Quorn is a brand of non meat foods such as mince and chicken. One of the products I've recently tried is the lemon and black pepper escalope's.

                    Quorn products are available in all supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's. depending on what product it is you are buying, they can be found in the freezers, or in the refrigerators. They are easy to spot though and stand out nicely on the shelf.

                    These products are found in the fridges alongside the other quorn fresh products. However some quorn products are frozen and therefore can be found in the freezer section. None of the brand products are difficult to find though.

                    They come sold in a 220 box. The box contains 2 of the escalope's which means each one is 110g. I was really shocked when I saw the price I must admit. I was going to be charged £2.47for only two of these!! This meant that each steak worked out at £1.24! This was actually very expensive considering from McDonalds for example you can get a burger, chips and a drink for only £1.99!!

                    The box Is really quite attractive and jumps out at you on the shelf. The picture on the front Is extremely appealing and makes the product seem all the more tempting! The box is made of plastic so you can see the products inside however there is a cardboard sleeve and on the front is the big QUORN logo! The back of the label obviously gives all nutritional information and ingredients as most products do. The thing I noticed about the front of the packet was the huge picture of the actual product itself. It looked absolutely gorgeous! On the front was a picture of the product. There was a gorgeous looking picture of the escalope. It looked as though it had been sprinkled with lots of black pepper and the golden crispy outer coating looked delicious too. The packaging had shown it served up with a simple salad. Delicious.

                    Opening the box you come across the escalope's. There were 2 the packet which again reiterated to me just how blooming expensive they were! They looked like a good size and definitely looked like a substantial part of the meal. They were just as big as the escalope's I had recently tried in the same range. They were quite pale in colour and I hoped they would brighten up a little bit once cooked.

                    We served them up with chips and beans! So as you can imagine it wasn't a very healthy meal! we cooked them in the oven and from frozen they took around 22 minutes. By this time the delicious smell had filled the air. It was surprisingly very fast food like and resembled the chicken smell you get in McDonalds and KFC. I found this really quite odd!

                    Taste wise the escalope's were really quite delicious. Surprisingly they really tasted like chicken and didn't taste fake at all. They had the same gorgeous texture as real chicken too although I don't think it was quite as chewy. The lemon taste was pretty subtle which for me was great as I don't really like lemon all that much. The pepper gave it a nice spice and actually made it taste like KFC chicken!

                    A typical escalope contains 249 calories and 12.9 of fat! This is pretty good however it isn't overly low!

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                    THESE GOT A THUMB'S UP FROM MY CHICKEN LOVER!

                    It was whilst I was looking in the "Chillier" cabinets in my local Asda supermarket (in the Vegetarian section, as I had veggie sausage and mash in mind for dinner) that I spotted that several products with the "Quorn" brand name on them were on special offer.

                    Having been vegetarian in the past, a lifestyle 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.

                    The Quorn Escalopes have proven to be a bit of a "hit or miss" with me, usually due to whatever coating or stuffing they have - some of them are just not to my taste. Again, some of them I buy regularly and some of them I tend to avoid like the plague.

                    One such variation of the Quorn escalopes that I DO buy quite regularly though, is the "Lemon and Black Pepper" variety. I was happy to note that the packet of two large escalopes was on special offer and would only cost me one pound. (I think the usual price is around £1.90 from my local supermarket - (not Asda)!

                    As I knew from experience that these escalopes could be frozen easily until I was ready to use them, I opted to buy two packets as I felt that the special offer price was too good to pass up!

                    In my freezer they remained, until last night when my other half was in charge of the cooking. He stumbled across the package in the freezer and asked if I fancied them for tea. Agreeing that I did, he set about cooking them up with a few Yorkshire puddings and some lovely broccoli and other bits and pieces and all in all it proved to be a tasty little dinner!

                    The Quorn escalopes, for those of you who are unfamiliar with them, is a piece of Quorn, a man-made fungi based product, which is coated in lovely golden breadcrumbs. The idea is similar to that of a chicken escalope or one of those pre-prepared-all-you-need-to-do-is-cook-it chicken breasts that are available to buy in the freezers in all major supermarkets.

                    The Quorn itself is a kind of "fake chicken". It is a similar colour and size to chicken, although I find that the texture is a bit of a give away.

                    The taste of the Quorn itself is evident in this product, as is the case with most similar products available from the Quorn range of foods - I find the taste to be not all THAT similar to the taste of chicken, but it definitely has a 'meaty' taste to it.

                    The breadcrumb coating was very generous and covered the Quorn perfectly. I found the taste of the coating to be quite delicious although it was probably lightly flavoured in terms of the black pepper (I actually ended up adding a little more black pepper to mine) but the lemon most definitely came through and was obvious when I was eating it. That said though, I did not find it to be over-powering.

                    As for cooking the escalopes, this is very easy to do. They are provided in a plastic black tray with a clear lid, from which the escalopes should be removed, placed on a baking tray and popped into the oven. They are reasonably quick to cook too, and only take around 15 minutes or so. There is also an option to grill these if you prefer, but I have never cooked them this way so cannot comment on whether this is better or worse than the oven-cooking option.

                    The product is of course suitable for vegetarians, and in fact the packaging proudly boasts the emblem of "The Vegetarian Society" to ensure that consumers know that it has been approved by them. The packaging also gives allergy advice so that an easy decision can be made by consumers who suffer from food allergies.

                    The nutritional advice on the packaging states that 100g of this product will provide 11.7g of fat and 226 calories, which I do not think is all that bad considering how filling and satisfying the escalopes are.

                    All in all I find that these escalopes offered a very tasty and pleasant evening meal. I will definitely buy them again and would recommend giving them a try.

                    Put it this way - my other half is a HUGE fan of eating chicken (I detest it) in all shapes and varieties and he approached these escalopes with more than a little trepidation. At the end of the meal, I asked him what he thought, and although his mouth was stuffed full of grub, he gestured a 'thumbs-up' signal to me. That is all the proof that I need that these are a winner!

                    There is a website which gives details of the range of products available from Quorn, which can be found at www.quorn.co.uk.

                    They get full marks from me! :-D

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                      A tasty option for those who are watching what they eat.

                      I'm not a vegetarian but since losing weight I am trying to eat healthy alternatives.

                      I spotted these on offer in ASDA for £1 a pack and thought, as I required something I could cook quickly and easily, I'd give them a go. I'm not sure how much they are usually although I get the impression that quorn is slightly more pricey that other equivalent products. As you can see from the picture you get two escalopes per packet. They are fairly large and about 1cm thick. They are fully coated in light soft breadcrumbs.

                      You are advised to cook these in either the oven or under a grill however, due to my limited cooking facilities I cooked them in my George Foreman grill. They took about 5 minutes to cook through. Once cooked the breadcrumbs go pleasantly crisp. The texture of the escalope is, I believe, meant to simulate a breaded chicken type product. They have a nice suble lemony taste, but the black pepper is even subtler - I think personally I would have preferred a slightly stronger flavour. When I cooked the first escalope I thought I would have to eat both of them to feel full but it turned out one was more than enough. A serving suggestion for these is a dressed salad but I think they would also be good with some sort of potato and veg combo. Being classy I had mine with baked beans but I wouldn't recommend this as the gourmet option and next time I have them (because I will buy them again when on offer) I will try a more appropriate accompaniament.

                      And just to prove these are suitable for those who are watching what they eat each escalope has 249 calories and 12.9g of fat of which 1.5g are sat fat.

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                        09.02.2009 13:39
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                        a good meat replacement.

                        Although it's nice to make your own veggie meals, sometimes you just need something you can stick in the oven that you know is good value for money and will taste good. That's one thing I miss about eating things like battered chicken, or breaded cod... etc etc. and this I find is quite a good replacement.

                        These escalopes that can be found in the ready meal section, or sometimes in the sausage area (you might find yourself on a bit of a treasure trail around the supermarket, but it is worth it!) and are in a black tray that has a clear piece of plastic protecting the contents. This is good because you can easily see inside at the shape and size of the product, without having to break any packaging. Around the tray is a thinner piece of cardboard that doesn't obstruct the view with all the usual quorn packaging. It shows a highly airbrushed photo of the meal, but encourages healthy eating as the product is plated with some salad items.

                        If you like the quorn flavour then you won't struggle with liking these at all. It is simply a thin fillet of quorn breaded with vaguely lemony crumbs and a bit of black pepper to top it off. Although this is the main flavour of the product, you'd be forgiven for not being able to guess it. They are actually pretty plain, but lend themselves well to having a sauce poured over or even just a bit of ketchup. They are reasonably healthy and will fit into a healthy eating regime so long as you don't eat them every day.

                        Price wise, it can cost anywhere between £2-3 for a pack of two. As they are freezable you can always stock up when they are on offer and keep them for when you need them, but I think they are pretty good value. One per person is totally sufficient so £1 a head for a meat replacement is quite nice on your wallet i'd say!

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