“ Brand: Asda / Type: Sauces „
When it comes to cooking its one of my favourite pastimes. Saying that though alot, time is of the essence in my life so I do cut corners if and where possible which is where this cook in sauce came in. My mate (who is Vegetarian) said she wanted some meat free chicken and mushroom in a sauce one night and so I popped it in our bulging trolley to try out! The Packaging: White and brown packet which is squarish in shape and silver foil inside of it to lock in freshness. On the front of the packet there is a photograph of a stoganoff and I am told that it is Asda Stroganoff Sauce Mix, that it is suitable for Vegetarians and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. On the back of the packet other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there is a full nutritional chart shown, directions for using it are listed and contact details for Asda are given. Nice easy to open packet this is and it's all informative enough of course. Using It: Open up the packet and your met with a fine white powder with little red flecks of spice in it (paprika). You blend it together 1/2 pint semi-skimmed milk and add it to ingredients of your choice. The ingredients and instructions are listed on the packet of course to make a beef stroganoff up! Whatever you use though you simply fry the ingredients first, then add this sauce and let it simmer for about 8 minutes. I added this to all the ingredients suggested on the packet apart from the meat of course. I found it very easy to blend and it wasn't one bit lumpy and had a creamy sort of smell to it. When I added it to my ingredients it did stay a little runny but did coat the food and infuse my ingredients with the flavouring it contained. The taste of this was rather nice to be fair to it. It tasted slightly creamy and with a hint of mustard to to it and was very well seasoned indeed. I could see parsley in it along with the paprika and it all really turned into a rather runny off white sauce. Verdict: I didn't like the consistency of this all that much and in my opinion although it tasted pleasant enough it wasn't too rich in flavour but alright really. Nutritional Information Per 1/4 A Packet: Energy 38 Kcal Protein: 1.2g Carbohydrate: 6.3g of which sugars: 0.6g Fat: 0.9g of which saturates: 0.5g Fibre: 0.5g Sodium: 0.20g equivalent as salt: 0.5g Only available in Asda stores priced at 30p a packet or this at the time of writing this review it is on offer at any 4 Asda packet sauce mixes, 4 for a pound.