Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot

Tuna Infusion with Soy and Ginger and Mushroom Couscous Steam Pot

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot - Front Of The Package

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot – Front Of The Package

I’m sorry that there was nothing coming last week, I’ve had a hectic few days, including a visit from my lovely niece Alice. You’ll probably know by now that Alice has been partying studying in France for the last ten months through her university course, but now she’s home! I’d missed her, although, if I’m honest, I probably spoke more to her when she was in the land of onion and garlic than I ever did when she was home 😆 . We did lots of cooking while she was up, some was very, very successful – some was utterly disastrous… you’ll know about it all soon enough 😆 !

This review is the other John West Infusion Pot I bought, you’ll remember I reviewed the Infusion Pot which was Tuna with Coriander & Cumin and Lime and Coriander Cous Cous.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot - The Two Pots

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot – The Two Pots

This was a great quick and easy snack, I really love the idea of the two little pots and with the tuna, it ticks all the boxes for me. This one was a bit of a surprise because it has mushrooms in it… come all we all know I don’t like Mr Legumes, but taking one for the team I decided I’d buy this one and review it.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot - The Back Of The Package

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot – The Back Of The Package

The instructions are easy to follow, they’re exactly the same as the other one we’ve reviewed in the past. As I’ve said in my previous post it is a glorified pot noodle really J it’s made in the same way… simple!

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot - The Couscous Before The Water

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot – The Couscous Before The Water

Water is added to the dry couscous and the lid is replaced it only takes about five minutes once the lid is replaced. Open the tin of tuna, I’ll admit it doesn’t look the friendliest, some would say it looks like cat food but trust me it doesn’t taste like it.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot - The Tuna, Soy and Ginger Before Mixing With The Couscous

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot – The Tuna, Soy and Ginger Before Mixing With The Couscous

When the five minutes is up mix the two together, you can, like me eat it from the pot or have it in a nice little bowl… you choose! Below you can find the nutritional values for this Steam Pot, each pot contains 413 calories and 10 grams of fat (1.4 grams of saturated fat) and 1.4 grams of salt.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot - Nutritional Information

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot – Nutritional Information

This was an excellent quick and easy snack, it’s quite filling and takes next to no time to prepare. The packaging describes it as

Tuna flakes with a little soy sauce and ginger infused extra virgin olive oil (5%) and mushroom couscous

I love the whole soy ginger flavour combination, I’ve used it before in Soy Chilli and Ginger Trout Recipe. I can’t say I noticed the mushrooms in this recipe so they didn’t really bother me lol

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot - Ready To Be Eaten

Time-Saving Tuesdays – John West Tuna Infusion Steam Pot – Ready To Be Eaten

A year ago today we launched our Ready Meal Monday feature, so it’s only fitting that this is a good product to review for Time-Saving Tuesday. Come back Thursday for “Something Fishy 2015”!  I’m also embarking on a new feature called Mystery Bag Meals coming at the end of the week, we’ve got a shiny new logo for the brilliant talent that is Dave Hole and a set of ingredients for the lovely Melanie from Melanie’s Food Adventures

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Rich

Ps…. I know my time keeping is sometimes rusty but this was written on Tuesday but for some reason it didn’t post…. grrr 👿 .
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Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous Being Prepared

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous

Here’s the start of our Time-Saving Tuesdays feature, and it’s a belter! I’ve chosen this one because it identifies easy with the new concept. It’s quick and easy and can be made in next to no time, plus it’s tasty!

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous In It's Packet

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous In It’s Packet

This is something different for Wheelie Good Meals, it’s a sachet of cous cous which literally takes five minutes with boiling water from the kettle. While the packet may not be completely accessible for everyone it was fairly clear and easy to understand with the cooking instructions being concise and easy to follow.

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous Cooking Instructions

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous Cooking Instructions

I had this for lunch one day with my friend Gemma and her daughter Gracie. It was ideal for us to have in the office of Atebion Cymru a voluntary organisation I am the Chairperson of. As you can see from the instructions above it’s simply a case of adding 160ml of water and letting it stand for 5 minutes to allow the cous cous to absorb the water.  You’ll see from the picture below we used the kettle to boil the water, duh… of course you did!  Well that’s easy but if you can’t use a kettle you can boil your water on the stove or in the microwave (perhaps we’ll try that in a few weeks)!

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous Being Prepared

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous Being Prepared

Not everybody likes cous cous, I didn’t until recently (and I don’t think Gemma does either but we’re trying to be healthy and also saving money on expensive lunches). We let it sit for five minutes and then served it, you could eat this with fish or white meat such as chicken and pork. If we were at home, as the instructions suggest, we’d have forked some butter through or some olive oil but… we were in the office…. so we didn’t 😀 Here is the nutritional information, I’m not an expert but it seems pretty healthy.

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous Nutritional Information

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous Nutritional Information

Unlike the three bears we didn’t have porridge but we did have cous cous. We all enjoyed it, it was tasty and light, it wasn’t claggy or rubbery like a wet insole. It tasted tomatoey, not too garlicy, you all know what I’m like for texture I was worried about the bits in it but you could barely notice it.

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous Ready For The Tree Of Us

Ainsley Harriott’s Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic Cous Cous Ready For The Tree Of Us

I really enjoyed this and would recommend it for anyone who is looking for a quick meal/snack or something to accompany a meal as a side dish. Next week we will be reviewing Tesco Finest Chicken Maderia and Braised Rice and Mushrooms… yes mushrooms you heard it! There won’t be mushroom for that review… boom boom!!!

Thanks to Gemma for the fantastic photographs, and the hand modelling 😀  Do you have something for us to review for Time-Saving Tuesdays?  Have you tried one of our recipes or ready meals, interact with us on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Google+ and Pintrest, I’d love to hear from you


 

Since writing this review Gemma has told me that her family had this with pork chops and it was fab


 

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