Product Type: Sainsbury's Spices & Seasoning
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The Savoy Please
Member Name: Emmald
Advantages: A good quick, convenient and nourishing meal.
Sainsbury`s `Rumbldethumps` has the thumbs up from me, but it isn't as good as a home made bubble and squeak.
`Rumbledethumps` is a dish from the Sainsbury`s Classic range and they have conjured up their own interpretation of a traditional Scottish dish.
A 450g pack comes priced at about £1.70, the pack would serve two at the most, so it works out at about 80p a portion.
The Rumbledethumps comes in a foil container and the cardboard lid is foil backed too. Then there is a red outer cardboard packaging sleeve which shows a clear picture of the dish and has the nutritional and calorific values clearly marked.
When you first lift the foil backed lid from the packet the contents don't strike you as being attractive or even appetising, the rising aroma is distinctly one of School dinner cabbage.
You see different sized pieces of cooked potato and swede mingling with cooked savoy cabbage and topped off with a covering of Vegetarian cheddar cheese.
To cook the dish you must pre-heat the oven, 190C (Gas 6) is about right. Then you put it into the middle of the oven (minus foil backed lid) for 25 minutes.
As it cooks it starts to smell really appealing, it has butter in the mixture too and as the contents of the dish start to brown off on the top the dish that started life as an Ugly Duckling has turned into a Swan.
It will accompany many different meals, nine times out of ten we have it served with sliced cold meat. It looks attractive on the plate and contains plenty enough seasoning for my taste.
The two predominant flavours are the swede and the savoy cabbage, both strong tastes. I think anyone with a hearty appetite could polish off the whole carton but we make do with a half each.
Rumbledethumps is fine for Coeliacs and Vegetarians to enjoy too.
It will freeze well, although they recommend that you freeze it on the day of purchase.
A half of a packet contains 186 calories, 10.9g fat, 6.8g Saturated fat, 3.4 g Sugar and 1.0g of Salt.
Granted it is tasty, but if you have any cooked vegetables left over from the day before then you can produce your own Rumbledethumps.
The vegetables are healthier if they are oven heated rather than fried, but I enjoy to turn the cooked cold vegetables over in the frying pan with a nob of butter until you get a lovely hot Bubble and Squeak with a golden crispy crust.
Before I started to fry my vegetables I would first of all fry some sliced onion until it was caramelised to add a little bit more taste.
The traditional Rumbledethumps recipe contains no onion unlike Bubble and Squeak which can contain any left overs of your choice.
The Sainsburys dish is quick, convenient and tasty.
If there are only a couple of you to feed then its ideal but it wouldn't be economical for a family meal.
Summary: A quick and nutritious meal
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