“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Other Ready Meals „
I was looking for a treat for dinner the other day as I fancied something a little bit special. Whilst shopping my eye fell open Sainsbury's Seabass with Fennel and Orange Butter and I popped it in my trolley despite the heart-stoppingly high price of £5.99.
The product is part of the Taste the Difference range and it includes two large pieces of seabass which are dotted with roasted fennel. They are presented in a black plastic tray with a clear laminate top so you can see what you're getting. It has a cardboard slip round it with the nutritional information on it. There are also two large circles of orange butter included in the pack. The pack weighs 230 grams. It can be frozen but I didn't do so as I was planning on having it that evening.
Each half pack serving of the fish and butter contains 238 calories and 17.5 grams of fat. 8.6 grams of this is saturated.
The seabass should be wrapped in foil and cooked in the oven. If you don't fancy having the orange butter with it then you can remove that easily first because it is separate from the fish (I did this as I am not a fan of orange sauces).
When the seabass was cooked I ate it with chips and a side salad. The fish was really nice and soft, and fell apart when you touched it with cutlery. It was moist and almost melted in my mouth. I didn't find it very strong tasting though, even with the fennel, and felt it was a bit bland, though you may not have that problem if you use the orange butter. I have had much tastier seabass in the past. Even when I added some salt and cracked pepper it didn't make much of a difference.
I'm not sure whether I would buy this again. It was nice and if it was half the price then I'd be happy to eat it once a week. But at £5.99 for two servings, it's very expensive and not really worth it.