There are a range of products on offer to vegans who miss fish since their transition. One of the biggest sellers has been Quorn’s Fishless Fingers, a godsend for meat free parents around the country. My non-vegan Teen is one of its biggest fans and devours them in sarnies!
Tesco have subsequently launched their own meat free frozen Fishless Fishcakes, which are now available in stores across the country now. Four patties are £1.75 a pack, although the supermarket are running a 3 for £4 promotion on selected frozen items at the moment.
Covered in golden breadcrumbs, they resemble the fishcakes you’d buy from the local chippy. Cooking time is around 20 minutes, as per packet instructions, although I felt they could have withstood a further five minutes to crisp up further.
We were quite disappointed by the flavour and felt there was nothing remotely ‘fishly’ about the taste. The texture is like breaded mash, and the filling was very herby on account of the parsley. Using something like nori or capers might have added something vaguely reminiscent of the sea to these patties. Sandwiching the fishcakes in a similar way to Quorn’s Fingers between white buttered bread or a bap will work well, but on its own as the basis of a meal they may be a letdown for many because of their blandness.
Hopefully Tesco will take this feedback on board, especially because many items in their Meat Free range are fantastic substitutes and good value for money for a family like ours on a budget.
Thanks for reading,