Tasteless and poor texture
Tasteless, and if you don't cook from frozen they break up into pieces.
Had these as sub, tasteless mush. Probably one of the worst food products I’ve ever had.
Genuinely the worst fish I've ever eaten and/or cooked. I've purchased Tesco's frozen cod fillets before and they're absolutely fine to cook from frozen for a quick snack. Alternatively, defrosted and pan fried works well. With some seasoning and a bit of butter, they can go straight in the oven but still have a firm, flaky texture. The Hake on the other hand was absolute tasteless mush. Awful. Cat is reasonably happy though so every cloud.
Tastes terrible :(
Really mushy in texture with no flavour. I've recently started eating a high protein diet so got two packs of this to fill between my meals and they're a chore to eat. Strangely I think the frozen basa tastes better in terms of frozen fish even though it's of much lower quality.
Better than no fish at all
To be honest we would not buy frozen fish as a rule, but depending on what part of the country you live seems to determine whether you have a Fresh fish counter or Butchery dept at your local Tesco supermarket, So needs must as we have neither. We pan fried the Hake in a small amount of olive oil & was pleasantly surprised as it cooked without breaking up like others had suggested. Overall it made for a nice lunch & i would buy it again.
Where’s Tesco’s British fish
Let’s buy British fish, it’s hard to find at Tesco.British Hake is a lovely fish so why don’t Tesco sell it. There is something wrong with the taste of this. Don’t Tesco care? There is not a selection of British fish to buy.
Cooked as instructions, wet, disintegrated, tastel
Cooked as instructions, wet, disintegrated, tasteless
I ordered frozen basa fillets which must have been out of stock and this hake was sent as a substitute. I accepted it as hake is usually quite nice white fish. This was awful, not much white and a lot of grey and dark bits in all the fillets. Never have this again EVER!!
Frost bitten, inedible taste
Purchased as no frozen Basa fillets. Arrived as though had been thawed and refrozen/ stuck together with ice crystals on it. Gamely tried in kedgeree, several pieces tasted horrid; gave it another try, (glutton for punishment!)but sample tasting as though well out of date, didn’t eat rest. Happily no tummy upset. Will chuck remainder + unopened bag, although this looked less unfrozen/ refrozen, on day of black bin. Might be one batch of inadequate freezing, but won’t buy again.
Used in a quick fish pie. It may be good for nouri
Used in a quick fish pie. It may be good for nourishment but tasteless on the palette.