Review by Lola Agondogo-Hegba
I recently received the a sample of the latest offering from 2017 Gold Great Taste Award winner Irish stuffing maker Mr.Crumb, their Fresh ‘Roasted Garlic and Herb’. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the stuffing is hand produced in small batches and blends onions and garlic sautéed in Irish butter with fresh breadcrumbs sourced from a local bakery. What a delicious sounding treat and I couldn’t wait to feed the family with this new foodie find.
The recommended recipe was to try garlic & herb topped salmon but I didn’t follow the advice by adding the stuffing on a salmon fish as suggested. I added it on to a chicken instead – yes I know usually stuffing is supposed to go INSIDE the chicken but I wanted to try something new and was inspired by the recommendation.
The stuffing was flavourful, I didn’t need to add more stock or spices to boost its flavour, it had enough salt and spices. I put the stuffing all over the chicken (as well as inside) and popped it in the oven, by the time it had cooked it was still smooth not crunchy or dry and it melted in the mouth. This stuffing was gorgeous, full of flavour with a perfect balance of ingredients that were perfectly mixed. I would have thought that the garlic would override all the other flavours but it really did not. The+- stuffing tasted fresh and moreish and the family really enjoyed it, including the kids.
The 225g pack serves four costs around £2 and can be found in the chiller aisle next to the Yorkshire puds in Morrison’s and in all good independent grocery retailers nationwide. Mr Crumb’s famous Sage and Onion stuffing is also available in ASDA and Sainsbury’s.