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The inspiration for this salmon product comes from the Mediterranean where sundried tomatoes, olives and garlic are available in abundance. Once the ingredients are all combined, they are cooked slowly so that all that delicious flavour is locked in for your enjoyment.
I have tried many of the Sealord pockets since they first came on the market, and always have a couple in my pantry these days to use as the base for a meal in a hurry or for a lunchtime snack. I love the convenience of being able to have them readily available at any time. Having said that, I have a cat who should have been called Houdini as she can locate fish no matter how it is packaged and has been known to rip open a Sealord packet and devour the contents. I don't know if she can actually read the label, but she knows it is food - so I have to be careful that I store my packets with that in mind.
I was looking forward to trying this product, one of the latest in the range, and I was not disappointed. One packet is just enough for a meal for one, or for two people if it is served with other items. We liked the review pack so much that I went out and got another one so we could try it a second time. The first time we tried it, I divided the contents between two wraps and added onion, avocado, fresh basil, fresh parsley, tomato and lettuce. I was going to use some chutney but there was more than enough "sauce" in the salmon mix so the only extra I put in was a little freshly ground pepper.
The wraps were delicious and we certainly enjoyed them. There was just one point that my friend brought up. She loves salmon, and although she was enjoying the meal immensely, she was not able to recognise the salmon component as there was so much tomato flavour. Her comment was that if she is buying salmon she wants it to taste of salmon, not of an ingredient that could be any fish at all or even meat.
The second time we tried it was on a "pizza base" made from two wraps, one on top of the other. Here the tomato flavour really came into its own. We used a packet of the salmon spread on the base and then added chopped spring onions, mozzarella, some strips of capsicum, and half a dozen olives. We still could not isolate the salmon flavour but in the end it did not matter: the combinations were simply delicious. Just before serving, I put some avocado on top as a garnish and can confirm that there were no leftovers - to the great disappointment of my feline Houdini who had been hoping we would drop some!
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Scone Mix 1,25kg
Makes light and fluffy home style scones in just 25 minutes. So simple and easy to make - just add water!
Wheat flour, vegetable oils (canola, palm), raising agents (500,541), sugar, milk solids, glucose syrup, emulsifiers (soy lecithin, 471,477), salt, antioxidants (306,339).
Contains wheat, milk and soy as indicated in bold type.
Packed on a line that also produces products containing egg.
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