I don't spend much time in the freezer aisle of Tesco. 95% of my freezer is stocked with homemade food which I batch cook so we have extra portions for a later date. Emergency fish fingers and frozen peas are kept in as standard and I have been spotted in the ice cream aisle from time to time... So it was unusual for me to be wandering down these aisles last weekend but a child free day meant a leisurely trip to Tesco without a two year old hanging round my neck was a novel treat.
On a whim I picked up these basa fillets from the Young's Gastro range. Seasoned with salt and black pepper crumb, they were on introductory offer at £2 (usually £4) for two fillets. I was so shocked at how good they tasted! Imagine a really posh fish finger with light crispy crumb and perfect seasoning. Super easy to cook (22 minutes in the oven) and big enough to satisfy bigger appetites. As a quick after work dinner I served with oven crisped cheesy jackets and peas.
Beyond fish fingers for Little E I can't say I have ever purchased frozen fish (unless you count prawns) and I was surprised how juicy the fish was. Basa is the posh name for river cobbler which is basically a cheap version of cod and I have always shyed away from it at the fish counter for no logical reason beyond the preconceived notion that price and quality go hand in hand. The taste of these fillets has made me reassess this as I wouldn't have known the difference. Youngs, you have a fan!
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