Don't buy this.
This is not a good buy. If cooked in the oven as stated on the packet the mussels do not open, therefore must be discarded. Whether the mussels were dead before freezing or needed cooking on the hob which was the alternative on the packet. is unknown. The squid and prawn were fine and the sauce was delicious.
Will not be buying again - not a main course!
Poorly packaged - no plastic cover on the plastic container - just the cardboard box, leaked out of the cardboard when defrosted. Quantity was not a main course quantity, each had 2 tiny (not 'king') prawns, 2 mussels (2 didn't open), and about 4/5 tiny pieces of squid each. Barely a starter portion. Tomato sauce was ok but most of the 450g was tomato sauce and mussel shells. Picture on packet is VERY misleading.
I usually enjoy this product but had to throw away
I usually enjoy this product but had to throw away 5 mussels as they did not open.
not as good as it looked
was really looking forward to this is looked so good on the packet, when I opened it a few of the mussels were broken so lots of shell to be picked out, a couple were tightly closed and the mussels had not been cleaned properly so they all went into the bin I was left with a few bits of squid and about 4 prawns so disappointed.
Tasted good but no where near enough for 2 serving
Tasted good but no where near enough for 2 servings. Also had smashed mussel shells.
Could be so much better.
Very disappointing. Pack says it contains 2 servings, but this would only be starter size - this should be made clear as I made far too much pasta. Pack contained just 7 mussels. 2 if the shells were smashed into fragments on opening the pack. This then necessitated about 10 minutes picking out the needle-sharp fragments of shell from the frozen sauce mix. Even worse on cooking as two of the remaining mussels did not open so had to be discarded. Apart from very small quantities, and poor quality mussels, the dish tasted very good. So Tesco, please give us the quantity suggested and some quality control and you have a good product.
This is delicious! I love to serve it with fresh linguine and crusty garlic bread.
Tastes of nothing
Tastes of nothing
A bit spicy.
It was a bit spicy to our liking. Overall it wasn't too bad, and was a quick to make. I added extra king prawns (about 16 or so)in to two boxes, and served with linguine, for 2 adult and 2 children. I am pretty sure it's not squid but octopus in it though. They are not the same. I am not too bothered but my children didn't like octopus. (They'd happily eat calamari / squid).
Don't bother! !!
The sauce ,( which once cooked, and being practically all there was ) was very spicy, , total waste of money and electricity! !