Tesco Finest - Duck, Pork & Hoisin

OK novelty time I suppose! Saw these on the shelf at our local store and just couldn't resist. 

I'm partial to the odd duck and hoisin wrap from Tesco I admit, but to put this into a sausage may be a banger too far!  However on the bottom line, it wasn't too over the top I suppose after all, so I do stand rather surprised!

I inadvertently binned the packaging, but from memory these were 28% duck, 32% pork with spring onions, hoisin sauce and other various oriental ingredients...in natural pork cases.

Cooked up though noticeably there was a rather brown sticky residue in the pan, which would probably be the hoisin and it did stick to the sausage skins a bit heavily and had to be scraped off, but the aroma, well, just like "crispy duck and pancakes"!

A little weight loss and shrinkage in cooking agreed, and interestingly near consistent with the details provided on the packaging, which we've noticed now appearing on many Finest packaged sausages. 

Texture wise, rather smooth and the skins were a tad rubbery to chew.

So what do they taste like?...Well, (sigh!): "crispy duck and pancakes"!

A well made "novelty" sausage we suggest...sorry!

There you go, honest comment!  I'd say from a fun perspective, or where you wanted to surprise your BBQ guests, they're worth a try...but with sausage and mash as we did...no!

Tesco Finest - Duck, Pork & Hoisin    (Aug 2013)

Here's the sample details:
100x28mm before cooking, 90x30mm after.
58g before cooking, 53g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 3% & weight loss of approx 8%.
6 sausages in a pack 2.50 [offer price] (approx 5.50/kg)





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