“ Brand: Aldi / Type: Stuffing „
Occasionally my mother will attempt to make a Sunday roast. When she does it's great but we don't have one very often at all cos down to her own admital she's lazy lol. So for me when I smell one cooking on a Sunday I get all excited...until I realise it's chicken.
I don't mind chicken don't get me wrong but me, well I don't get over excited at roast chicken and I'm a fan of lamb or beef but Mum moans at the prices of joints so chicken...sometimes it is.
I can swallow that providing it's got stuffing with it so it always does!
Mum bought this one a couple of weeks back and I was slightly worried. We've always had Paxo in our home which I believe is one of the best quality offerings on the market. When I saw her making this up I thought ah oh I hope it isn't cheap tasting. Anyway it's only when I pinched the box after eating it I realised it was an Aldi offering!
Dark blue box with a picture of the stuffing on the front and and in white writing on the front I'm told it Is Quixo Sage & Onion Stuffing Mix with 40 % less salt and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and I'm told it is Vegetarian. Other information on the box gives me cooking instructions and a serving suggestion, ingredients and allergy advice is given, a full nutritional rundown is listed, the size is stated (which is 170g and the only size this is available to purchase in) and contact details for Aldi are given. Nice enough packaging this is and it doesn't scream cheap and nasty at you either!
To Cook It:
Empty the contents into a bowl and add 520ml of boiling water, stir well and leave to stand for 5 minutes (leave longer if using to stuff a joint of meat or poultry). Cook in a greased over-proof dish on the middle shelf of a preheated oven at 220C/425F gas Mark 7 for 20-30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and piping hot.
This stuff is incredibly easy to make up. It's a mix of rusk with dried onion and sage and is a crumbly beige coloured mix with flecks of dark green herbs in abundance. When I made mine up I was surprised at how simple it was. It says on the box to stir thoroughly and I did but it didn't take long until it came quite a thick, highly oniony smelling paste type of mixture and you can of course cook it as a flat mix and cut it up after it's cooked or mould it into balls. Personally I make mine as a flattish mix but my Mum has stuffed poultry with it and made fancy shapes lol. It cooks easy and it crisps up somewhat on the outside but it remains fluffy and rough textured on the inside.
Although this now apparently contains 40% less salt it is well seasoned and herby with a lovely onion taste to it. Smooth in places with rougher bits it's very tasty indeed and in my opinion there is no difference between this and leading brands at all!
Contains: Wheat, Gluten
Warning: May contain traces of nuts
Nutritional Information per 50g Serving:
Saturated Fat: 0.5g
Only available in Aldi stores priced at about 49p a box.