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[Product Review] Aldi’s The Fishmonger Skinless & Boneless Yellowfin Frozen Tuna Steaks

8th March 2012

I used to eat fish all the time when I was younger. I have memories of going to my grandparents’ house at the weekend, and stopping at the fishmonger’s on the way to pick up some smoked haddock cutlets. I always remember the smell, more than anything else.

Since I’ve moved into my own house, I’ve discovered that I love fish, again. And the supermarket, Aldi (in the UK at least!), sells these amazing frozen fish steaks that you can cook from frozen.

The photo above is of The Fishmonger: Skinless and Boneless Yellowfin Tuna Steaks, served with Ainsley Harriott’s Wild Mushroom Couscous and an Aldi Leafy Salad (and some low-fat Co-Operative Caesar dressing).

The fish steaks cook in the oven from frozen, generally at 200°C in 30-35 minutes. This means that when I get home from a class and I need food in a hurry, I can throw one or two steaks in my oven, and dinner’s ready in less than an hour. (You can also grill them from defrosted. See pack for details.)

They’re also delicious, flaky and perfect.

What I’m used to doing with tuna is this: I buy it in tins. I drain them. I mix it with mayonnaise, and I put it on sandwiches.

Eating tuna like this is totally different: there’s no overpowering salty taste from brine. It’s just a beautiful, delicate fish flavour.

I always serve it with couscous and a big salad. I’m happy with that serving suggestion; I’m not sure how else you would serve it. Chips? Break it up and serve it with a potato salad?

However you’d decide to serve it, these fish steaks are wonderful, and at £2.99 per pack with 5 steaks per pack, I think these should be essentials for anyone who enjoys fish and lives a hectic life.

Or just for anyone who enjoys fish.

Disclaimer

I have received no monetary or complimentary compensation for this review. This product was bought for my own consumption from my own funds. You can buy The Fishmonger Skinless & Boneless Yellowfin Frozen Tuna Steaks at Aldi stores UK-wide, as far as I’m aware, for £2.99 per pack. My pack had 5 steaks; this may not be standard.

If you would like me to review your product, please contact me fatso@fatgirlslim.org, although requesting a review does not guarantee acceptance.

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  • Yvonne

    Tracy, I would leave out the couscous and have a half head of broccoli instead / asparagus spears (also easily available in Aldi!) – there are far fewer carbs in it. The couscous will just go straight to sugar in your bloodstream – and there is enough carbs in the broc. Have far less couscous if you really want it, but putting more veg is much better! Good luck!

  • Danny Wilson

    Hey! I bought these for the first time last week and loved them! If you want to appreciate their full potential, defrost them (can just chuck in the fridge as each fillet is helpfully vacuum packed!) steam for a couple of minutes if that so still raw in the middle – taste/texture is SO good! Serve on rice with a basic soy dressing/dipping sauce 🙂

    ALSO have you tried “The Fishmonger” frozen cod and haddock from Aldi? I’ve bought some but it smells so fishy I’m not sure about it yet 🙁

    • Hi, Danny! I've never thought to defrost them first; I'll have to give that a shot! I've been told that pan-frying (fry or otherwise) tuna is also delicious – ever tried that? But mmm, soy and tuna, YES.

      I've tried the haddock, I think. I've got some in the freezer, but it's not in its packaging, because I know how to cook it already! It's DELICIOUS if you like smoked fish (I always get the smoked variety; no idea about the unsmoked kind!) with some rocket salad and Caesar dressing! Give it a shot!

  • A J

    Hi Tracey, great read. I've just ate these for dinner as we speak! I think i;m definitely going to give your suggestion a go of having these with couscous for a main meal. It's the first time i've discovered them from Aldi (great supermarket btw), so thought i'd give them a go. That's how i ended up at this page tbh as i was looking for experiences of anyone else having them and for someone to tell me they're not as good as they make out, and too good to be true (compared with other tuna steaks), mainly because of the price. Definitely going to be buying more of these at bargain 2.99 and very tasty too. I oven cooked them with a little butter, black pepper and salt. Then add a little dark soy sauce when they are ready. They're juicy and delicious.

    A J