It’s been a while since I last posted a Time-Saving Tuesdays review so I thought why not introduce it to the 6 Nations of Food feature, I know this is a slight deviation off track but bear with me as it’ll all make sense soon. I’m going to review something that my mother and I ate on Easter Weekend.
I love mussels, I’ve cooked them a few times and they’re fairly easy to cook, my mother bought this for me from Lidl. I hadn’t had them for years and was quite looking forward to them.
The cooking instructions were clear and easy to follow and these mussels can be cooked in the microwave, boiled in the bag or in the hob. The guidelines are easy for all these cooking methods.
I would have said that the muscle liquor tasted very winey, however, there was no wine in it. I don’t know what the predominant flavour was but the sauce was excellent. With hints of garlic and little flecks of carrots and tomatoes running through the sauce it really set the mussels off well.
I probably didn’t eat 100g of them because I had other things to eat as well and my mother was sharing them with me, but there were 4.6g of Carbohydrates in 100g. I suppose had I not been on my low carb diet I wouldn’t have even noticed.
Here is the nutritional information from the front of the pack, while the sugar levels are good the fat, saturated fat are not brilliant and there’s a lot of salt for half a pack. My mother and I are nightmares though we love salt, so this suited us.
The sauce was stunning as I’ve said, if I’d been eating bread I could have just had a bowl full of the sauce and dunked some bread in to it. Some of the mussels were a bit chewy and some were quite small, but those aside the rest were excellent, sweet and plump. This is a great way to try mussels if you don’t feel confident in cooking them yourself. They were quick and easy to cook, whichever way you chose to cook them, I say congratulations Lidl, these were a triumph.
My next recipe, and final instalment of the Six Nations of Food will be towards the end of the week and it will be Mags Welsh Cakes…. I’ll let you guess what country that comes from lol. I know I said I’d do Scotch pancakes but I couldn’t resist reviewing these Mussels.
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