Sunday, August 28, 2011

Adventures in Mock Meats Vol 1

So, I saw a recipe using Gardein's Chick'n scallopini online and decided to try them out.

I didn't use the online recipe because frankly too many ingredients were involved and I am being lazy this Sunday. I just wanted to do a simple sauteed "chicken". I unthawed one fillet (4 come in a bag) and added a little onion powder, garlic, pepper, and basil. The fillet's come lightly seasoned but I am well aware that one person's classification of seasoned can be bland to another, so I didn't leave the seasoning up to chance. I added a little olive oil to a pan and sauteed the breast for about 3 minutes on each side. When I say fab, I mean it. I was so pleasantly surprised with the likeness that the scallopini had to actual chicken. The consistency was a little softer but it was very close to that of real chicken. I sauteed it enough to get just a little browning and I think that really added to the flavor. Overall, I give the product a thumbs up and will likely saute another one to take to work for lunch. I didn't want to cook more than one just in case I didn't like it, but fortunately I loved it!



Texture shot


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