“ Type: Frozen Food „
Birds Eye Fish Fingers Hint of Lemon
Description: Frozen Food / Easy dinner ideas begin with Birds Eye fish fingers.
One of my all time favourite guilty pleasures is a fish finger sandwich. Ideally, this should be made with fresh tiger bread, the fish fingers should always be grilled or oven baked and there should be a little bit of salad cream (Heinz) on the top.
If I am being honest, I usually prefer the cheaper brands of fish fingers because I like the fish to be minced instead of just flakes of cod (don't get me wrong, these are good but if I am having flakes of cod, I would rather have a fish fillet) but when I saw these ones in my local supermarket, I really liked the hint of lemon idea so bought some to give them a try.
I bought these fish fingers on special offer so a box of 10 cost me just £1. They would normally retail for around £1.99 and can be found in most supermarkets and freezer stores. They come in a white a blue cardboard box with the Birds Eye logo and a picture of Captain Birdseye on the front (not the original Captain Birdseye though, does this annoy anyone else?!)
The fish fingers are a bright orange colour though when they have been cooked, they do seem to shrivel up a little and become smaller and a little dried out looking. I eagerly prepared my fish finger sandwich, leaving one fish finger to eat on its own for the purposes of research. Sadly, I found the taste disappointing, there may have been a hint of lemon but it was so nondescript that unless I had been looking for it, I probably wouldn't have noticed it was there!
I also found that the fish fingers had a very slight aftertaste, while this may have been the promised "hint of lemon", it wasn't very appetising and tasted a little artificial.
In summary, these fish fingers simply don't live up to the idea behind them. I was hoping for something tangy and delicious and instead, ended up with something which had a weird aftertaste and were also drier than I would have liked. I won't be buying these again, and will be going back to my old favourites!
Ingredients are as follows;
Alaska Pollock Fillet (64%)
Lemon Batter (10%)
Fish fingers have always had their own little place in my freezer. It stems back to my childhood when my mum would serve them up with beans and potato waffles and it would be one of my favourite afterschool meals. I then rediscovered them during my student days when I fell head over heels with the fish finger butty. Served in white crusty bread with lashings of tommy k, it was the yummiest brunch to have the morning after the night before.
My love for the fabulous fish finger has become even greater now I have children. It has fast become my 'get out of jail' meal that I prepare for my girls when we are rushed for time or I have not got anything else in to cook them from fresh. It is also relatively guilt free fast food as the quality of the Birds Eye fish finger is really great fish. They both love them so it really is happy days all round.
I have in the past tried other cheaper brands of fish finger and each time have just been really dissappointed. They just don't cut the mustard compared to the flakey white quality of Birds Eye and each time I have resolved never to bother leaving my trusted brand again. They are worth the extra pennies for the quality that you get in return.
I spotted these Birds Eye Fish Fingers with a Hint of Lemon in my local Tesco's recently and my eyes lit up. This appealed, as I absolutely love lemon with my fish and all too often I look to the fruit bowl and I've run out soo I have to do without. The flavour of the lemon just brings fish to life so this product sounded fantastic.
I picked up a box of these limited edition fish fingers from my local Tesco's
while they were on a reduced special offer. I believe they were reduced to £0.99 and normall come in at full price at around £1.99. I was looking forward to giving them a try and decided I would try them before I gave them to my girls.
Later that day, I popped a few in the oven so I could make myself a butty for lunch. Thes secret to fishfingers is not to over cook them as they can really dry out so I didn't stray too far from the kitchen.
These fish fingers are made from Alaskan Pollack and this white flakey fish does have a really fresh and clean flavour that would be really complemented by the addition of lemon. Sadly these fish fingers didn't really do it for me. To be honehst, if I had served these blind, I don't think I would have noticed any different in flavour at all but as I was looking for it I could detect a slight suggestion of lemon.
The only problem was that this slight twaag wasn't all that pleasant. It tasted artificial and no way compare to the flavour of real lemon. I wouldn't bother with these again, next time I will just stock up on real lemons as these don't come anywhere close.
They was selling these Limited Edition Fish Fingers With A Hint Of Lemon in Cool Trader last week, 79p for 10 and with them being Birds Eye I thought that was a bit of a bargain.
The fish fingers are made out of wild Alaskan Pollock and after they've been cooked the fish is quite flakey like fresh fish, it's also a lot thicker than the cheaper supermarket fish fingers we've been buying recently and I could tell this was the case because the fish fingers deffo stood higher on my butty.
The lemon flavouring is in the breadcrumbs... well the non-lemon flavour I should say because I couldn't hardly taste any lemon in them at all. There's a bit but even then I don't think the flavour is very lemoney even though it's got a slightly acid taste when you first bite into the fish finger.
I think the fish fingers are proper tasty and they went wicked on my butty, the fish stays nice and moist and the breadcrumbs go a bit crispy so that you've got a wicked combo of textures. As far as fish fingers go I think these are very nice but really they're just normal Birds Eye fish fingers and because the lemon is such a faint taste I think this Limited Edition label is a bit of a rip off.
When I gave my sister a couple of these last night she said they tasted like washing up liquid to her and I can see why because last week my dad hadn't rinsed the baking tray properly and their hash browns tasted like lemon Fairy washing up liquid..... these fish fingers tasted exactly like that to her! lol
I recommend these fish fingers but only as far as normal fish fingers go, if you can get them cheap then deffo give them a try because you might like them but I wouldn't pay the full supermarket price for them because they're bound to be dearer than plain fish fingers.
Recommended.... unless you DO want something lemon flavoured!!!
My wife ended up getting these as they were on offer for £1 per pack, which was half price according to Tesco. Since when did the humble Fish Finger get so expensive? I like things like this to be pretty normal, and a schoosh of Lemon isn't my normal way I have these. The Wife likes to squirt some Lemon onto her Fish, so this sort of took that hassle away.
These are frozen and have 10 Fish Fingers in the pack.
The Fish Meat that is in these is Pollock, which i've had quite a lot before. I normally have Haddock, and not too keen on Cod, but Pollock is a nice enough Fish.
The box for these looks alright as well. It is quite a thin box and the Fish Fingers are stacked 2 high.
You cook these in the oven for about 20 minutes.
These have a good amount of Fish in them. The Fish is quite flakey and breaks off easily enough and although the Breadcrumb coating is quite thin, it is thick enough. Afterall I don't buy this type of thing for the Coating, it is obviously for the Fish part.
The Lemon taste wasn't too strong, and although on the pack it says Hint of lemon, I was expecting some sour, citrus taste, but this was just a subtle flavouring mixed in with the Fish Chunks. It wasn't a bad taste, but I still think I prefer these au natural.
The wife thought these were lovely and I know she'd buy them again, especially for a £1.
Nice enough, but more for an aquired tasted, which is a bit lost on me unfortunately.
We've had a new freezer food shop open near me called Fultons Foods, which sells a lot of stuff very cheaply that I haven't seen before . I picked up some fish fingers from here the other day, Birds Eye Fish Fingers with a hint of Lemon.
I'm pretty fussy with fish fingers, so before slipping these into my basket, I quickly checked the back of the pack to make sure these were 100 fillet, none of that mysterious 'Minced White Fish' that many cheap fish fingers are made of. After satisfying myself with the fact that these were made of 100 alaskan pollock fillet, I happily purchased these at the bargain price of £1 for a pack of ten.
Now, I wasn't too sure what Pollock would taste like, I'm normally a cod only girl, but I decided to give these a try yesterday for dinner, and myself and my daughter both tucked into these.
Taking them out of the box, there is nothing special about their appearance - like many other fish fingers, they were slim rectangles coated in golden orange breadcrumbs. Taking a sniff before whacking these in the oven for the recommended 13-15 minutes (incidentally, a much shorter cooking time than my normal fish fingers) I could detect just a tiny whiff of lemon.
Turning once during the cooking process, once these were cooked I was please to note that the crumbs all stayed in place - I hate it when the coating all comes off - and also that these were pleasingly solid , not falling apart as I took them off the baking tray and served them up with peas.
Taking a bite, I was very pleased . The fish was tender and flaky, and perfectly cooked, and really didn't taste much different to cod, although it wasn't as white in colour. The crumbs were crispy and added a satisfying crunchy element, and the lemon flavour came through clearly, but without being overwhelming, in the crumb coating. At 170 calories for 3, they aren't too unhealthy either.
My daughter smothered hers in tomato ketchup, so I don't think she picked up too much on the lemon flavour. But she certainly gobbled these down with no problems.
Now, I'm sure I could very easily have simply squeezed a little lemon juice over some ordinary fish fingers and probably gotten the same result, but the price of these, at least in Fultons, is the real selling point. At £1 for 10, working out at just 10p each, these were really excellent value, and if I can see them at the same price again, I will certainly be picking up another packet.
5 star fish fingers!
I know what you're thinking but fish fingers are not just for kids! They're the finest Alaskan Pollack covered with golden breadcrumbs and a hint of lemon- delicious eh? Well, these weren't quite delicious as I'll explain below.
A brightly coloured box with a rather festive sea picture - blue sky, waves in the sea, a sandy beach and good 'ol Captain Birdseye waving around a huge fish finger on a fork- WITH a slice of lemon. Just to make it perfectly clear that these aren't your bog standard fish fingers!
(Per fish finger)
Alaska Pollock Fillet (64%)
Lemon Batter; (10%) Wheat flour, starch, water, lemon extract(1.2%)
Breadcrumb; Wheat flour, Paprika, salt, yeast, Turmeric
10 measly fish fingers in the box meant that I had eaten half (5 for those of you who cant cant!) in one sitting so for me this number is a bit pants! One fish finger is the length of a person's finger roughly and nowhere near filling for a growing guy like me!
These are a really bright orange colour like my goldfish used to be (until they popped their clogs and I had to give them a nice buriel in the garden. Why didn't I flush them down the loo? Well I was only 12 and didn't know better. Later that day I saw a cat prowling around the garden and didn't think anything of it- what a fool, I know better know that the fish cemetery in the back garden was actually a Sushi place for the neighbor's cats.
~How to cook~
You can either cook these under the grill. Here are step by step instructions for Cooking Fish Fingers for Dummies. Pre- heat the grill to medium, cook for 15 minutes turning occasionally til golden. Or turn on the oven, stick em in there and make sure you have pre- heated the oven to 230c/Gas Mark 8. Cook them for 13-15 minutes.
I NEVER put them in the oven- I always use the grill and it means quickness (because the oven take so long to heat up!) and uses less energy.
Orangeness- gone, they were by the end f the cooking time, brown and smaller and sort of shrivelly! Some gooey stuff which was sticky but tasted nice was oozing out of the ends of them and they were very soft. So soft that I ended up breaking one by handling it too roughly. I started to remove the others carefully then, one by one, blowing my hands like a fool after each fish finger removal from the baking tray, but then became impatient and I ended up squashing quite a few. Nevermind, they all end up in the stomach the same way! As they are so soft you can see how texture wise they're good for kids.
These little bite sized portions meant I had to have two at a time to get a real taste hit. They were not lemony at all. Not sure why but they tasted like normal fish fingers to me. Nice and squidgy texture in the mouth, breadcrumb coating was delicious and the fish inside was obviously made from 100% fillet of fish as they say because I could see the lines in the fish and it flaked the way fillet does too.
The problem was that they tasted like normal fish fingers to me. Delicious no doubt and Birds eye are very good quality (with a price tag to match!) but the hint of lemon was obviously too subtle for me, as im a man I often miss subtle hints so im told!
Anyway they tasted like good quality fish fingers with a very tasty breadcrumb topping. Went great with my chips and beans and I enjoyed them a lot- but I might as well have bought normal ones, good job they were on offer at the time!
Stick to the normal fingers!
Birds eye fish fingers.... wow I can remember when I first had these for dinner, it was awhile back but I can just remember first the smell of these when there were cooking in the oven I just went mm.
I do like fish but these fish fingers the have a beautiful crispy outer layer on them I remember this being put on my plate, I could not wait to take my first bite of one of these so I quickly got my knife and folk and cut one open the steam from the heat inside rose in front of my eyes, my eyes were watering at the cite so I took a bite and wow all the flavors into one it was amazing experience. I eat these one after another and I got up from my plate at the table went back into the Kitchen and demanded more! Quickly my mother put some more on and I waited and waited until they were cooked, they were placed on my plate I eat them one after another again, by that time I was full up from all the freshness and goodness that I knew I had been eating and I went off to bed with a lovely full stomach and I enjoyed them for years to come I do still eat them at the age of 15 they still have that same great taste.
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Now I know that Fish Fingers are intially thought of as a kids food, which you tend to give them to make sure they are getting their fish intake. Although all mine were partial to a bit of fish done in the steamer when they were younger, but they now seem to have reverted back to liking Fish Fingers!!
So while out the other day I saw another Limited Edition in the food line , so I must try before it's to late and never get the chance again, to taste Birds Eye fish Fingers with a Hint of Lemon mmmm!! Sounds good.
Now in a rather eyecatching colourful box with it's clear blue sky, rough waves at sea heading towards a sandy beach with of course Captain Birdseye greeting you with a huge fish finger on a fork with a wedge of lemon beneath the fork. Well that sums up the front of the box, with the back full information about ingredients, how to cook, allergens and of course a warning to watch out for any bones that might have slipped through the net!
Now each box has 10 fingers in, so I was looking forward to opening these as it has been some time since I bought these ( not the lemon ones!). I tip them out onto the plate as I might as well cook them all up as someone will eat they rest later on. Out they tumble and the first thing I notice is that the breadcrumb coating seems to be rather bright in colour, a rather bit to orangey for my liking. These are roughly three and a half inches long and about half an inch deep.
Now to cook there are two ways, one is under the grill which is to Pre- heat to medium, cook for 15 minutes turning occasionally until golden and crispy. The other way is to pop them in the oven which if you have read my other reviews you will know that is what I like to cook. So Pre- heat oven to 230c/Gas Mark 8 pop onto baking tray and place in the middle of the oven for 13-15 minutes turning once again until golden and crispy.
Well after waiting for what seemed a lifetime I pulled the tray out of the oven and put it down on the board, now I don't know if I imagined it, but I'm sure they had shrunk and instead of looking all firm and solid like before, they now looked like the coating had cracked and they looked much smaller than before.
Well I can cope with a shrinkage I suppose, as it is all in the taste, so with taste buds at the ready for the lemony fish finger so here goes!!!
I was really dissappointed as I couldn't taste a bit of lemon anywhere ( I tried 3 but not even a squeeze!)I know it say's with a hint but there was no hint in my ones!!
Another thing was that when cutting up I noticed that the fish inside looked a bit on the grey side and not all white like the front of the box show's. Maybe it was me as I might have just got used to cooking real fish and not frozen, but the box does say that it is made from 100% fish fillet!
Well to confirm my thoughts later that day when hubby come in, he said are those fish fingers anybody's which I answered "No" so he had them in a sandwich, which he went on to say to me " I didn't think you bought cheap fish fingers" and when I said that they were Birds Eye he was a bit suprised and took some convincing that they were!!
So maybe it is good that they are a limited edition as I for one will not be buying these again, any other Birds Eye products I have had in the past have been excellant, so what went wrong with these I don't know or prehaps my ones were from a dodgy batch!!!
Each 3 fish fingers contains;
The ingredients are;
~~~Alaska Pollock Fillett (64%)~~~
~~~Lemon Batter; (10%) Wheat flour, starch, water, lemon extract(1.2%)~~~
~~~Breadcrumb; Wheat flour, Paprika, salt, yeast, Turmeric~~~
I suppose the colouring is from the Paprika and Turmeric, but it doesn't change the lack of lemon taste or grey looking fish!!!
I'll give these a 2 star I'm afraid!!
I saw these Limited Edition Fishfingers in the freezers at Morrisons in sale at £1.00 for 10. I was a bit dubious as I thought that the Lemon flavour added may be a little overpowering but for £1.00 I figured it was worth buying them to find out.
Yesterday lunch time I couldnt decide what to have to eat and just wanted some thing no fuss and quick. I opened the freezer to find Birds Eye Fish Fingers with a Hint of Lemon staring back at me so thought 'why not'. I got them out along with a bag of frozen chips, placed them on a baking tray and into the oven with them.
Cooking Instructions: Grill straight from freezer for best results.
Medium Grill: Pre heat grill, cook fish fingers for 12 - 15 minutes until crisp and golden, turning occasionally.
Ovenbake: 230c/Fan 210c/Gas Mark 8. Preheat oven, place fish fingers onto a baking tray then place in the oven on the top shelf. Cook for 12 - 15 minutes turning half way through.
Ensure that fishfingers are piping hot and do not refreeze after defrosting. I do think whilst cooking fish fingers you do need to keep an eye on them, they can go from just about cooked to over cooked in the blink of an eye (well maybe not that fast) and they're not very nice when the texture is nothing but crunchy.
I love fish fingers, they are my all time favourite snack food and I'm quite partial to a fish finger sandwich. Two slices of bread covered in butter, four fishfingers and tomato ketchup, bootiful. So as I was saying I had these for my dinner yesterday and I have to say I wasnt particularly impressed. Dont get me wrong the fish fingers themselves were lovely I just found it hard to detect the hint of lemon. I had four of these and each one was pretty much the same so I was a little disappointed. Maybe I got the one box where they forgot to squeeze some lemon on.
So all in all the fish fingers were nice, they were very tasty just lacking that hint of lemon. So they were really just normal birds eye fish fingers to me. I may try them again just to see if I did get a bad batch but probably only if they are still on offer the next time I go shopping.
Alaska Pollock Fish (58%), Lemon Batter (13%), Breadcrumbs, Vegetable Oil.
Per 3 fish fingers there are 180 calories, 0.3g of sugar, 7.8g of fat, 0.8g of saturates, 0.6g of salt. There are no artificial colours, flavours or perservatives.
Allergy advice: Contains Fish and Wheat. May also contain bones.
Birds Eye also do a Wild Pink Salmon Fish Finger which is really tasty and my opinion much better than the hint of lemon option.
I have just eaten a delicious lunch which has left me feeling completely full up and my taste buds tingling. What was so special about today's lunch? I used the new fish fingers on the market from Birds Eye which contain a 'hint of lemon' and had three of them on a crusty cob with a small dollop of ketchup, it was a wonderfully different lunch for me and so nice to have something hot in the middle of a chilly and wet day.
The fish fingers take just 15 minutes to cook at Gas Mark 8, this was as advised on the box and I must say they have the instructions spot on in this instance unlike other brands of fish finger which state 15 - 20 minutes only for me to discover that they actually take up to 30 minutes to cook properly.
The lemon flavouring is in the breadcrumbs and I think this is ideal as if they had added it to the fish itself then the flavour would have come across a little too strongly. As it is the lemon is perfect and is truly just hinted at rather than these being basic lemon flavoured fish fingers, it's beautifully subtle and works well to simply season the fish fingers as we all know that lemon is the natural accompaniment to fish of all types.
Other than the addition of lemon, these fish fingers are identical in taste and texture to the usual Birds Eye fish fingers I buy. The fish is flaky but fairly solid and very fresh tasting, while the breadcrumbs have gone crunchy in places and softer in others which surely makes them perfect for adding to sandwiches and cobs!
I shall certainly buy these fish fingers again, it's funny how the simple addition of a little lemon can transform the humble fish finger into something that bit more special. They are not greasy in the slightest and had a delicious moist and fresh texture which meant I didn't need to add any butter to my cob, saving unnecessary calories, as the addition of the ketchup moistened it beautifully although really I didn't actually need that it's just that for me fish fingers are not complete without a splattering of redness!
A serving of three fish fingers contains 170 calories, this equates to 2 1/2 Weight Watchers points which is not bad at all considering the majority of fish fingers contain one point each. I paid £1.29 for this box of ten, although if I remember correctly this was a promotional price so they will normally cost a little extra - but this is well worth it in my opinion as they are absolutely delicious!
Comfort food - the sort of food you want when you have had "one of those days", when you are feeling under the weather, when you are just too tired to cook a proper meal, when you have the luxury of the house to yourself for a change.....comfort food - the best food there is. For my husband, it is cream of tomato soup.....for me, it is a fish finger sandwich.
When I lived with my parents, we always had "lemon pepper" in the herb/sprice rack. I would sprinkle this lemon pepper on my fishfingers as they went under the grill....making the perfect fish fingers to go in my comforting sandwich. The zing from the lemon giving just a little bit of extra flavour, but not so much that it made my fishginger sandwich into something too fussy.
So, when I saw these Limited Edition fish fingers with a hint of lemon from Birds Eye, I just had to give them a try....especially as they were on offer in the supermarket for just £1 for a box of 10. Bargain!
Cooking is easy - just bung them in the oven at about 210 degrees in a fan oven (a bit hotter for a conventional oven) for about 15 minutes, or put them under the grill, for a similar amount of time (remembering to turn them to cook both sides evenly!). Simple!
These are good quality fish fingers, made by one of the, if not THE, biggest name in the business. The fish is 100% fish fillet, and you can see that is the case when you cut in - wonderfully flaky and chunky. No minced fish or "questionable bits" can be seen here! The breadcrumb coating is wonderful and golden in colour.
So, on to the taste.....remember, I need comfort food.....reliable, stress reducing, easy to eat, almost healing, comfort food.
And I am pleased to say, that I am not disappointed - these are fish fingers.....good quality fish fingers, with a real taste of fish, not "fish type flakes", but with that very definite taste of lemon. It is definitely noticeable - I served these up to my husband with chips and beans one evening, and he mentioned the difference in the taste to ordinary fish fingers straight away (in a very positive way, I may hasten to add!), but it is certainly not overpowering. It reminds me of those fishfingers from home, sprinkled with the lemon pepper......ahhh, comfort food.
So, I hope that these do not stay as a limited edition - and I really hope that they stay at £1 a box! 5 of these fish fingers, in between two fresh slices of white bread, with just a little bit of ketchup spread on, will make everything feel a whole lot better. That has to be worth picking up a box or two for.....
For those that want to watch their waistlines, these are good news too - 3 fish fingers give you a total of 170 calories, and just one gram of saturated fat.
There are no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and they do contain wheat.
The fish used is Alaskan Pollok. This is an alternative to cod, which has become in danger of over farming.
On a recent shopping trip to Tesco, I spotted a special offer on fish fingers a box of 10 for only £1. I love fish fingers and at 10p, each you cannot beat them.
Bird's eye fish fingers with a hint of lemon are located in the freezer aisle of the supermarket with the other frozen fish. These were also on the end of a row as they were on promotion. The box states they are limited edition so they might not be around for long. I do not like limited edition food, as it is a pain when you try something and like it then you can never buy it again!
When I got home, I went to put them into the freezer when I noticed on the box a yellow banner saying with a hint of lemon. Oh well I am sure they will be fine. I like the box sizes of Birds eye products they fit nicely without wasting freezer space. I hate buying frozen items in huge boxes as it wastes so much of my freezer space.
I cooked up some of these for a 6-year-old and me at teatime and served with chips and beans. The fish fingers can be cooked on a tray at 230 degrees or gas mark 8 for about 15 minutes or in the grill for 15 minutes. I thought they tasted really nice they were covered in nice golden breadcrumbs. The fish inside was a good colour white and the fish smelt of lemon. I was worried that the taste would be over whelming because of the smell that was quite strong but as stated on the box there was a hint of lemon. The hint was so mild that the 6 year old did not even notice any different.
I really enjoyed these more that the normal fish finger. The hint of lemon went well with the fish. The fish fingers are made from Alaska Pollock, lemon batter and breadcrumbs. Bird's eye make very nice fish fingers the fish always taste and smell fresh and the breadcrumbs are always an appealing colour.
These fish fingers are great as part of a meal. I love fish fingers chips and beans, fish fingers with mash or a fish finger sandwich!
Overall I would recommend trying these hint of lemon fish fingers and they were a bargain at £1 a box! Perfectly formed fish fingers with lovely breadcrumbs and tasty white fish!
Easy dinner ideas begin with Birds Eye fish fingers.