“ A great alternative to the normal Sunday roast as it was enjoyed by all the family - whether they were vegetarian or not! The fact that's it's pretty low fat is an extra bonus. Also great in stir fries! „
Being a vegetarian doesn't mean you have to eat like a rabbit as some people like to joke. Christmas day there was massive roasts which everyone was eating. Then you get that person give you silly comments like 'you may as well eat dirt'! Which bugs me so much as a vegetarian diet is healthy and I'm getting a lot more out of my meals! - Rant over.
Quorn Family Roast:
'Perfect for simple Sunday lunches'
Christmas dinner for me last year was a little upsetting really as no one really thought about me. Potatoes done in goose fat, butter and milk in the mash, beef fat in the gravy. So I'm really glad I brought along my Quorn roast. As that was all I was able to eat with a few vegetables which I guess made me stand out a little with the rest of the guests being full on meat eaters.
This roast is so simple to cook you cook from frozen in a pre-heated oven for 45 minutes, if like mine your oven is fan assisted you need to reduce cooking time by 5 minutes. The roast is like a large sausage shape and comes wrapped in a film which you need to leave on while cooking, you just have to pierce it.
While cooking it does smell a little like chicken which I used to like many many years ago so this is a great substitute for me. Once cooked you need to cut off the film around the roast. I found it was very hot (it did just come out the oven after all) so I used a tea towel to hold the top of the roast whilst I cut the packaging off.
When the packaging is off you have a tasty looking roast which is white'ish in the middle and a golden cooked look on top. Then you can cut into slices and serve, as you're cutting it up yourself you can cut it as thick or thin as you like.
Taste wise this is absolutely gorgeous soft, moist not chewy and melt in your mouth. It does have a somewhat of a poultry like taste which is fine with me as I know it isn't really. However my friend who is also a veggie doesn't eat this as it reminds her to much of real meat. I like the fact that this is low fat and in my opinion healthier than any meat option.
This will serve around 4 people depending on how much they eat. As it was on me eating this I was able to try this in a few different ways. One way I had this was sliced cold on wholemeal bread with cranberry jelly and it was to die for. Even when eating this cold it is still soft and tasty. I also had this on a warm sandwich with stuffing, apple sauce and vegetable gravy which I could eat again right now! And with the left over I used the rest in a korma.
So even if it is only you and you're put off my buying a large roast don't be as you can do so much with it after. I have another in the freezer for Sunday and I can not wait to try this again.
The packaging is starting to change on Quorn products normally you will notice there green and orange logo however it seems they have now changed to white and orange. Personally I think the colours before stood out more. That being said it still looks neat, presentable and eye catching and better yet still recyclable.
Calories - 106
Protein - 15.0g
Carbohydrates - 4.5g
Of which sugars - 1.5g
Fat - 2.0g
Of which saturates - 0.5g
Fibre - 4.9g
Sodium - 0.5g
Salt - 1.3g
Contains Egg & Milk. Made in a factory that handles Wheat & Gluten.
Price and Availability:
I purchased mine while they were on offer at Asda for only £1.99, normal price is £3.29/£3.49 which I think is still good value for money.
I really think this is one of the best Quorn products on the market, easy to prepare, versatile, and all around good value for money. Personally I think even meat lovers would like this one.
Five out of five stars from me.
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Some people that may not know about Quorn may find this interesting -
Mycoprotein (59%), Rehydrated Free Range Egg White, Flavourings, Milk Proteins, Pea Fibre.
As a long time vegetarian and lover of most Quorn products I would definitely recommend Quorn Roast to any vegetarians and even meat eaters. It's a yummy meat-free alternative to a any roast dinner.
Vegetarians are sorted with this for Christmas and Sunday dinners but I also think that meat eaters would like it too. My family (who eat meat) couldn't even tell the difference between this and their turkey! As well as being tasty it's a good source of protein and also low in fat (less than 5%).
The smell, look and taste of the roast are remarkably similar to chicken or turkey. You can purchase Quorn roasts from most supermarkets for about £4, but it's good value for money as it's large and thick (in the shape of a sausage), very filling and it serves about 3 or 4 people per roast.
It's frozen, so cooking is simple. It's wrapped in plastic so all you do is pierce the plastic in several places, pop it on a baking tray for 45 minutes on gas mark 4 and then once cooked, stand for 5 minutes. Once you have removed the plastic the roast will be a lovely golden brown colour and when sliced into you'll notice the colour of it is very similar to poultry. I've found with some veggie products, like Quorn bacon style rashers for example, can be kind of rubbery in texture but not in this case. It can be a bit dry though so the more gravy/sauce/mayonnaise used the better!
It's a lovely product for dinners but I find I can use it in other meals too for some variety, like served with stir fries, in curries, cold in salads and even in sandwiches. I have to admit my favourite way to eat is in a sandwich with loads of mayonnaise and stuffing!! Mmm!
Giving up meat seven years ago, was a hard decision and I did worry at what would happen at Xmas and other celebrations, when we would miss our roast dinner. Thankfully I found Quorn's Chicken Style Roast and although it isn't quite as tasty as roast chicken or turkey, it does make a nice roast meal and I do try to save it for special celebrations.
~ So what is Quorn? ~
Quorn is a mycoprotein and is a member of the fungi family, but tastes nothing like mushrooms. It is high in protein and dietary fibre and has the essential amino acids your body needs. It is low in fat, has few calories and has no cholesterol or trans fat.
Quorn Roast can be found in the freezer department. It comes in a cardboard box and inside it sits in a clear plastic covering, which gives it extra protection. The roast itself, is covered in a thin, clear film, which is to be left on during cooking. Thankfully you do not have to defrost a Quorn roast, just take it straight from the freezer, pierce the covering a few times and pop it into the oven. Although I have not got one at hand, they do take about 40 minutes to cook.
As I use this roast on special celebrations, I prefer to have it with a nice, thick gravy, mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, and a choice of vegetables. It really is delicious and does look very appetising surrounded by different coloured veggies and a generous amount of gravy. If there is any leftover, it tastes great when cold, in a sandwich, so we never have any waste.
Quorn roast does slice very easily. It has quite a soft texture, with a slight crumble, but does still have substance and bite. You do have to be careful not to over-cook it, as it will become dry, but when cooked properly, it is very succulent and will melt in the mouth, after some light chewing. It does taste surprisingly like real chicken, but not as strong and I do like to add a sauce or gravy to it, to give it some extra flavour.
*Nutritional Value Per Serving (1/5th of roast)*
Energy - 87 kcal
Protein - 13.5g
Carbohydrate - 4.1g
of which sugars - 1.4g
Fat - 1.8g
of which saturates - 0.4g
Fibre - 4.4g
Sodium - 0.4g
Salt Equivalent - 1.0g
This product contains milk and eggs and is suitable for vegetarians.
Quorn Roast can be bought from Tesco in a 454g pack for £2.99, which would be quite expensive for an everyday meal, but great value for special occasions.
As a veggie, I am very glad this product exists. If you are trying to cut down on your meat intake or even your calories, this is well worth trying out.
I'm a proud vegetarian and as one I found it hard to do Christmas dinner or a general Sunday dinner until I found this quorn product. I was always stuck for a meat substitute that went well with a dinner and as I hadn't found one I just avoided making them. Then I came across this and my whole family thanks quorn for it.
The quorn roast looks like a big super sized, super fat sausage when you remove it from the box. That's because it is wrapped in a plastic film that stays on during the cooking. You pierce that skin/film and pop it on a baking tray and into the oven for 45 minutes. When its done remove the skin and slice.
As for the quorn itself. It's surprisingly tasty without the need to add any flavouring products to it. It looks and has the texture of Turkey. (Although a friend has described it as looking quite rubbery before) I'd like to say it tastes like Turkey but that's based solely on non-vegetarian friends and what they tell me. I do know it works perfect with a Christmas or Sunday dinner. It absorbs gravy really well and tastes particularly nice with stuffing. In fact I made Christmas Quorn Roast and Stuffing sandwiches for the family over Christmas and they went down a treat.
At £3 or so each some people may see these as expensive but its well worth the price and I urge every vegetarian to try it with a Sunday dinner. When we have a Sunday dinner in our house now the kids even request we have a quorn roast they enjoy it so much so not just a food for Vegetarians. It sits a lot lighter on the stomach and is surprisingly filling on not a lot. The roast itself can easily feed a family of 4 so what are you waiting for?
Quorn Roast is available in Morrisons and Tesco only now I believe. It's great for still making it possible to have a 'Sunday Roast' type of dinner and also ideal if dining with family as it's easy to put one of these in the oven as well and still serve up all the same veg, yorkshire, potatoes etc to go with it.
It comes in a plastic wrapping that needs to stay on during cooking, pierce this film a few times before putting in the oven. It takes about 50 minutes and when it comes out of the oven, let it sit for a little while before taking the film off. It even gets a cooked outside appearance. It can be sliced and served up hot as part of a dinner, by the way it goes great with mint sauce! Or it is also really nice cold in sandwiches as leftovers.
It's low in calories and fat too as well as being very tasty!
Many meat eaters wouldn't even consider eating Quorn products, what's so good about some vegetables in a roll that is supposed to taste like chicken?
I've tried many quorn products, and would say that this is definitely one of my favourites - it is very tasty, and the taste is definitely very similar to chicken. Unlike some where the flavour doesn't seem to resemble meat, this definitely does. The main ingredient of Quorn is a member of the fungi family, mycoprotein.
It's lovely as a Sunday lunch, a traditional roast or for Christmas lunch, and is a great substitute for your traditional roast chicken. The leftovers are delicious on a sandwich too, whether you want to recreate your favourite chicken mayonnaise sandwich, or with cranberry sauce for that turkey and cranberry Boxing day sandwich.
My only criticism would be that it can be rather dry, especially on a sandwich - so I'd definitely recommend some kind of sauce with it in a meal and I'm not sure it would be nice just on it's own in a sandwich.
Otherwise it's a fabulous substitute, and even my meat loving family will happily eat this.
Yes I know another Quorn product, but there is a good meaning behind this one. There might be some new vegetarians out there or even some old ones that have eaten Quorn products, but didn't know about this particular one.
Well this is Quorns Family Roast, which is a must at Christmas otherwise my Daughter would just have a plate of veggies for her Christmas Dinner and we can't be having that!.
This is a great idea as it can be eaten cold or hot, so is ideal to have as a main meal when just cooked and then later in a sandwich or wrap when cold. It tastes good either way, it's something that you will not have to get an acquired taste for, as it really hasn't got hardly any taste at all.It just has the look of chicken and I find that the outside which tends to go brown has more taste than anything else.
Now this comes in a green long cardboard box (different from the one Dooyoo show) and when opened you will slide out a plastic tray were this large sausage shape roast will be sitting. This is enclosed in a clear film which at each end has a metal clip keeping it fastened together.
Now pre-heat the oven to 220c/425F/Gas Mark7 pierce the film surrounding the roast, but leave the metal clips in place and put onto a baking tray and cook for 45-50 minutes. Now one word of warning, when you remove the roast from the oven it may look like it has gone very dark almost burnt looking (probaly my cooking!), but don't worry because as soon as the clear film is removed it is left with a nice deep golden colour. Just snip the metal clip off at the end and the film will peel away easily.
This will stay hot for a very long time, so you have to be very careful if you try to slice it up as soon as you have finished cooking it. I usually leave it about half an hour, then it just slices up lovely, you can have it sliced thinly or as thick as you like!
We used to buy this for my Daughters sunday lunch and then she would finish the rest of over the next couple of days in her sandwiches for work, as this worked out a lot cheaper that buying the pre-packaged Quorn chicken slices.
Now when I say that it hasn't much of a taste its like, if you were to have ham cut of the bone at a deli counter it would always taste better than pre-packed sliced ham. So compared to turkey or chicken there is no comparison in the taste, but all the same it does have slight taste and the texture is great, this is lovely with a nice thick gravy poured over the top!.
This weighs in at 454g and a 90g ( one fifth of the roast) serving contains;
The one thing I love about the Quorn range is that most of it has a very low fat content, which makes it a great alternative to meat if trying to lose weight.
I purchased this one from Iceland and it was on special offer for £2.00, usually it costs £2.99, the only problem I find is that I do have to buy a few at this time of the year as after Christmas they seem to just disappear of the shelves and last year after Christmas Morrisons were knocking them out for £1.00 to get rid of them, so hopefully they will do that again!.
I'll give it 5 stars as it makes a perfect roast for all vegetarians at Christmas!!
I find myself resorting to Quorn quite often because my husband is veggie. One of the hardest meals to recreate is the traditional Sunday roast and so we have tried to substitute with this a couple of times - and whilst it does make a passable lunch I am not overstruck on this particular Quorn product.
You will not always find this in the supermarket so I tend to buy one when I see it as you can guarantee you then wont find it again for weeks, it comes frozen in a thick sausage shape with tight plastic wrapped over and sealed at each end like a salami. The colour is that of standard quorn pieces, like a beige colour.
You oven cook the product and it generally needs about 45mins to an hour. Once cooked you just slice it into pieces to serve with your meal.
Taste wise, quorn on its own can be quite bland and that is my main criticism of this product. Uninspiring to say the least, even with gravy on its not really that tasty, I find if you eat it with stuffing in the same mouthful you could almost believe it was roast chicken but not really.
The plus points are that it is fantastically low in fat and so is a great option for anyone on a diet or watching their cholesterol. It is made of microprotein (as is the entire quorn range) and so is a good source of protein for non meat eaters.
Personally I keep one of these in the freezer as a failsafe incase I need to do a veggie roast at short notice, but there are other and better veggie substitutes which taste nicer in the context of a roast dinner, in my opinion.
This retails at around £2.49 but ive seen it for less on special offer. The strangest thing where I live is the inconsistency of availability across the big 4 supermarkets, some weeks none have it, some weeks all of them do but it rarely is stocked for many weeks at a time. I get the feeling its just not that popular a product.
I keep meaning to try marinading the roast before cooking it to see if it would perk it up a bit in terms of flavour, without doing so I have to say that it is pretty uninspiring to be honest!
If you are vegatarian and looking for a substitute for a Sunday roast (and can't stand nut roast) then this is a good, if on the pricey side, substitute.
This is a oval shaped mycoprotein (aka protein originating in mushrooms - it doesn't taste of mushrooms though as my meat eating husband can't stand mushrooms but will happily eat this) which comes packaged in a plastic wrap, which you pierce prior to cooking in the oven. Although I have discovered that you can remove from the plastic wrap and then baste it in wine which makes it far more moist and I do prefer it that way (it does keep the shape) although it's less hastle to follow the instructions on the box.
Quorn in itself does not have a great deal of flavour to it, but it complements most vegatarian gravies and sauces that I have tried with it and the leftovers can be eaten cold, just as a normal roast would.
So, who thinks vegetarian food is dull and boring? Just veggie burgers made up of bits of old carrots and peas? Well, yes, some of that stuff is out there, but there are also many frozen vegetarian products that are excellent – and this Quorn roast in one of them. Quorn is ‘made from myco-protein, which is mushroom in origin and does not contain soya’ to quote from the packet. We use Quorn pieces and Quorn mince quite often (usually for curries and lasagne respectively) and have also eaten the Quorn fillets. I would recommend all of the range, but will concentrate my opinion on this particular product – the chicken style flavour roast. The roast is a long, oval shape. You pierce some holes in the film around it then bake it in the oven for 60-65 minutes (which gives you plenty of time to peel your veg!) at 200 C (400 F or Gas Mark 6). When it’s cooked, it’s a golden brown colour. You let it stand for five minutes, remove the film and carve it up into pieces. It does look like meat, it even has a similar colour and texture – maybe like turkey – but it doesn’t smell or taste like meat. It is chewy and absolutely delicious, but it can be dry on its own and definitely needs to be served with gravy or some kind of sauce or dressing. (You can have it cold with salads too.) This saved our (veggie) bacon (ha!) over the festive season. I have been vegetarian for the past fifteen years, my kids have never eaten meat or fish (the oldest is eleven), so we are all mightily sick of nut roast for our Christmas dinner. We found the chicken style roast in the freezer section of our local Asda and this is what we had for our main meal on December 25th – with roast potatoes, brussel sprouts, carrots, parsnip, swede, baked onion, sage and onion stuffing and a generous helping of veggie gravy. It was delicious and we all enjoyed it. The chicken style roast also satisfies the
palate of my meat-eating fiancé and my friends who eat with us too. One of my friends even checked the box it came in, convinced it was really meat! Of course, this isn’t always a good thing, some vegetarians like to steer clear of ‘meat substitutes’ but to me, I don’t mind – as long as it tastes nice and doesn’t contain any meat, fish or animal fats. At the moment, I am on a diet and I am trying to limit my main meal of the day to 600 calories, so I was a bit worried about how much of this I could eat. But it is low in fat too (less than 5%) and only 97 calories per 1/5 of the roast. There are six of us and we get 3-5 slices each, depending how thin you slice them. So you can enjoy a decent portion of this, without worrying too much about the calories. Serve this with fresh veg and you’ve got a healthy meal! So, any drawbacks? Well, yes, afraid so – the price. It costs a whopping great £2.78 for one roast, but as I said above, it will be enough for one meal for a large family. It is also not suitable for a vegan diet or for those who are allergic to gluten. Will it replace the traditional roast in Britain? I doubt it, some people will never try vegetarian meals and others are firmly loyal to their favourite meats. But at least the roasts are there as an option, a tasty low-fat meat-free meal for anyone. We love it! Who said vegetarian food was boring?! INGREDIENTS – Myco-protein (82%), rehydrated egg white (free range), milk protein, flavouring. QUORN Freepost, SEA 4093, Croydon, CR2 6UZ FREEPHONE 0800 174 966
This is what vegetarians have been waiting for! I have been veggie for about 10 years now, and I am fed up with being given vegetable lasagne and veggie burgers. Although I prefer looking at animals in fields as opposed to eating them, I do like the taste of meat. Yes, I miss Kentucky Fried Chicken, turkey, ham, chinese roast pork (yum). I'm not opposed to people eating meat, I am opposed to meateaters thinking that all veggies like health food, oh and vegetables! This has also been the assumption by food manufacturers...until Quorn appeared. Quorn is mushroom in origin and now comes in a variety of forms such as pieces, mince, fillets, roasts and ready meals. It has 5% fat, and is an excellent alternative to meat as it actually tastes and has a texture similar to meat. My favourite Quorn product is Quorn Roast. It comes in a fat sausage shape wrapped in cellophane and all you have to do is prick it a few time and bung it in the oven. Easy! It takes about 45 minutes to cook, but don't overcook it or it will be very dry. Once it's cooked you just take off the wrapper and slice it. It tastes like roast chicken and has a similar texture to roast chicken, although slightly blander. It's great with gravy, roast potatoes and vegetables. It's also really versatile as you can chop it up and put it into stir frys, casseroles, stews, sandwiches..anything! I think it is delicious and I have even tested it out on my meat eating friends who also like it. It's so low in fat that you can put something naughty with it like buttery mashed potatoes. So, you don't have to be a veggie to enjoy it. It's worth giving a try. It also keeps for about 4 days in the fridge, you just slice it up when you want some. Cover with clingfilm so it doesnt dry out.
Can this really substitute the great British Roast??