“ Brand: Asda / Type: Coq Au Vin Casserole Mix „
When it comes to cooking I admit that I'm not brilliant at it, however since living in a flatshare with my best pal for the best part of a year now we have both improved and no longer live on takeaways quite so much!
We both would eat rubbish, snacky and unhealthy foods all day long if we could, and we can realistically but then we feel rubbish and look even worse which is occasionally why I will make a sort of proper meal up from time to time including fresh vegetables.
I spotted this Coq Au Vin casserole mix the day costing only 33p a sachet in Asda the other day and decided it sounded interesting so popped it into my already overflowing trolley!
The mix comes in a large sachet with a photograph of the coq au vin on the front of it and we are told that it is Asda Coq Au Vin Casserole Sauce Mix and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and that it is suitable for Vegetarians. On the back of the sachet other information given includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, the weight of the mix is given which is 47g, we are told how to use the mix and a full nutritional chart is listed and contact details for Asda are of course given considering this is an Asdas own product. Nice looking and informative sachet this is, easy to tear open and use etc.
All you do with this mix is to use skinless chicken (or whatever you want to really even vegetarian quorn!) to an ovenproof dish with some onions and mushrooms (this should serve 4 people by the way!) and then you blend this oranagy coloured powdery mix to 425ml of cold water and pour it over the ingredietns and then cook it all up in the oven for 1 1/2 hours (or until it appears cooked).
The fine powdery mix is a blend of tomato powder, paprika, garlic, dried herbs and red and white wine extracts (as well as a few other things) and then when you pull the meal out of the oven it does have a slightly tomato and wine aroma to it and the sauce mix has gone a light reddish colour.
Taste wise this was simply ok to us. Tangy and naturally sweet with a hint of garlic and onion flavouring to it this kept my meat and vegetables moist, there was plenty of the gravy/sauce but in the main it simply tasted tomatoey and nothing all that special really. Its ok and it adds a sort of tasty sauce/gravy to it but it really isn't anything all that special!
Nutritional Information Per 1/4 Pack (The Important Bits):
Energy: 37 Kcal
of which saturates: 0.1g
Only available in Asda stores at 33p a sachet or any 4 sachets (of different flavours of sauces and gravys) at 4 for a pound at the moment on offer.