Product Type: Quorn Ready Meals
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Not 'Mushroom' for improvement.
Member Name: thehonesttruth
I'm not vegetarian, but I have several friends who are, and while I like to accomadate thier preferences when entertaining, I'm far too lazy to make a seperate meal for them. I also didn't know any vegetarian recipes (unless salads count).
That was until I discovered minced quorn, the miracle food!
Quorn is a vegetarian product that looks a lot like mince. It has the same brown colour, the same shape, and the same texture. The only difference is....it's made from mushrooms, not meat.I don't know how its made, neither do I care, it's veggie, so my friends can eat it.
Also, another advantage of it being made from mushrooms is that it is much lower in fat than minced meat of any kind, and there is also no bone or gristle in it.It's also high in fibre and protein.
It comes in a orange and white polethyne bag,with orange and green writing on the front with a picture of a meal made using quorn on the front. The bag contains lots of useful info, clearly laid out on the back, including a brief guide on using quorn, a brief history of the product, and all ingredient and nutritional information.
Tastewise, well, it's not generally something you'd eat on it's own. I mean, who eats plain mince?But as an ingredient in a recipe, such as spaghetti bolognese, it works well, being virtually indistinguisable from meat in both taste and texture apart from the fact that its gristle free and less greasy.
It's easy to use, as it can be cooked straight from frozen, in the same way as ordinary mince. It can be fried, or defrosted and shaped into burgers and kebabs. Just about anything you can do with real mince you can do with this.
It costs around £1.89 for a 300g bag, which is enough to easily feed three or four people
It contains 88 percent Mycoprotein (mushroom), free range egg white, and roasted barley malt.
Per 100g it contains 94 calories, 14.5g of protein, 4.5 g of carbohydrates (0.6g sugar)and 2g of fat. It also contains just 0.2g of sodium, so is excellent for people on a low salt diet.
It's entirely gm free, as well as being free of artificial preservatives and colourings, and is approved by the vegetarian society.
This is a healthy and delicous alternative to minced meat and works well in all recipes involving mince.Although the price is slightly more than minced beef, I prefer to buy quorn for the fact that it's so low in fat and salt. Overall, something I will definately buy again, not just for entertaining veggie friends, but for use in my own meals too.
Thanks for reading.
For more information on the product you can contact
Quorn freepost SEA 4093,
Croydon CR2 6UZ.
0r (UK only) 0800 174966
There is also a Web site which shows the whole quorn range as well as giving recipe ideas and a detailed history of the product.This can be found at :www.quorn.com
My Favourite Quorn Recipe:
Vegetarian Kofta kebabs.
1 300g bag of minced quorn (defrosted)
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, chopped finely
2 crushed cloves of carlic
A pinch each of ground coriander, turmeric, and cumin.
Knead together all the ingredients, adding a little water or tomato puree to bind it if necessary.
Uusing your hands make 16 balls out of the mixture, and thread onto four skewers with four on each. Iif you wish you can seperate these with chunks of veg or cherry tomatoes between them. Put into the fridge for half an hour so the balls become firm.
Remove from fridge and grill for around five minutes on each side, or until brown. Serve either with rice, or in pitta breads with a raita dip.