“ Brand: Asda / Type: Stuffing „
I got this pack of stuffing the other week because the Somerfield by me was closing down and they were selling a load of their food off dead cheap. I'm not mad keen on Somerfield food and only brought this because we was having chicken for tea and hadn't got any stuffing in.
It was 25p at the reduced price but I don't know the full price, I don't even think it was worth what I paid for it though because even though it's not a disgusting stuffing it doesn't taste that good and is mega cheap feeling.
You make it up as normal with boiling water and give it a good mix, let it cool down for a few mins and then either make it into balls or put it into a dish and cook it all together. I did mine in balls because I love how crunchy they go in the oven..... how crunchy they usually go I mean because these didn't crunch up that good and were mega disappointing for me because I love the outside of my stuffing balls to be crispy.
This stuffing also doesn't smell very nice when it's cooking, I don't know what it is but there's a weird herby smell that actually smells a bit like washing up liquid when you take it out of the oven.
I wasn't mad keen on the flavour of these stuffing balls, they're quite weak tasting and even though there are loads of pieces of dried onion you can't taste them that much. The main taste is herbs but it's not a very nice blend and reminds me of when my mum brought the Value stuffing from Tesco, like I said it's not that this stuffing tastes nasty or anything but it tastes like it should be in no frills packing!
I LOVE stuffing and was mega disappointed with this, I knew it wouldn't be as good as Paxo but I thought the taste was loads too faint and there is hardly any sage flavour either.
On a Sunday my Mother usually cooks up a huge roast dinner and of course we have meat of some of description. Occasionally it is turkey, chicken or pork in which case we have stuffing as well and we all love it. Last week I made up this one (as I sometimes help out) and my Mother had bought this in Somerfield costing around the 60p mark.
Navy blue oblongish box and the stuffing is shown on the front and I'm told it is Somerfield Sage & Onion Stuffing Mix and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown on there, I'm told it is suitable for Vegetarians, cooks in 20 minutes and the size is stated which is 85g. Other information on the back of the box gives me directions for making it up, a full nutritional run-down is given, ingredients and allergy advice is given, storage instructions are listed and contact details for Somerfield are given. The stuffing mix itself is stored inside the box in a clear plastic bag. It's all very smart looking and informative enough.
Well to make this up all you do is add 225ml (8 fl oz) of boiling water to 85g (3oz) of stuffing mix, stir it well and leave it to stand for 15 minutes and then form it into balls and put it in the oven for 20 minutes on 200C/ Fan 180C/400F/Gas Mark 6.Simple even for me lol.
I found this incredibly easy to make up! The mix is rough in texture and cream in colour which is the rusk and you can see dark green flecks of sage, chives and parsley and when making it up it really does smell very much of onions. It blends nicely and mixes up well if you follow the instructions and when made up it easy to make stuffing balls and place them in the oven (I did it with the meat).
When done what you end up with is slightly browned balls. Slightly crispy on the outside and on the inside it's soft and moist. It tastes of onions and the other ingredients I mentioned and it is very well seasoned which really pops the flavours out. They hold very well and they taste great and I reckon go with most meats! The texture is slightly chewy, you can detect the onion pieces in here and it's interesting!
Contains: Wheat, gluten.
May contain traces of nuts or nut derivatives.
May contain traces of sesame seed derivatives.
Nutritional Information per 25g Serving:
Only available in Somerfield stores.