I cooked this as instructed and it was awful. The prawns were so hard I could not get my fork into them. AVOID! I would give it 0 stars but unable to do so.
HEAT IT ON THE HOB!
OK ... The trick with any pasta/prawn ready meal like this is to actual heat it on the hob gently ... that way the prawns do not go rubbery ... NO prawn meal can be microwaved sucessfully ... I just pop it a little pan ... I add a little squeezy sweet chilli or some hot sauce ... stir it gently ... don't boil it to death & there you go ... It's very tasty ... I have it quite a bit
I never learn
The last prawn ready meal I bought was a low calorie one and it was awful. I thought I'd fare better with "Finest". How wrong could I be. Same problem as with the other one. Prawns, what there are of them, do not microwave well and just turn to rubber. The tomato sauce was thin and too peppery. There was way too much spaghetti to make up for the lack of prawns and very little of anything else. It seems to be the thing lately to weld the film lid on things making it impossible to "peel back" and "recover". I hate the way the instructions are written too. Instead of doing instructions for frozen and then separate for chilled they are all bunched in together making it difficult to decipher. Another one to avoid.
Very disappointing and flawed
Very disappointing and flawed. Whilst the sauce was bland and not unlike that in a tin of spaghetti, the really flawed bit was microwaving for 4 mins which overcooked the prawns making them tough. Also flawed was that the film lid didn't peel back and had to be cut with a knife. I am being generous with 3 stars out of 5!
Not so good
Microwaved as recommended and prawns were, unfortunately, very chewy.
Not worth Finest Label
Disappointing as it didn’t taste that different to a pot noodle other than having king prawns in , Not much chilli flavour and hardly any veg at all. Defiantly not worthy of a Finest label .
Don’t waste your money on this product. The sauce was tasteless (no depth of any flavours other than tomato). No richness, just bland. The prawns had no flavour whatsoever and they were tough and rubbery. I froze one out of the two portions I bought but will be throwing it in the bin. Shame on Tesco’s.
A twice-a-week favourite
This is one of my favourites - usually have it twice a week. Not too many calories and it fills me up.
Avoid. Save money by cooking some pasta; pour some tomato ketchup on it; add plenty of salt (see red traffic light on packet) add a couple of defrosted prawns. Yes, there were king prawns in this but they were tasteless, not 'sweet and succulent' as per the description. Very disappointing.
I bit rubbery
I found that this whilst it tastes very nice, the prawns don't come across very well. They tend to be quite rubbery. The sauce they are in is tasty and the pasta is fine. Its let down by the prawns themselves. It has the markings of being a good meal. It does tell you to ensure the prawns are covered by the remainder of the meal when heating, but this makes no real difference which is a shame.