Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by The Cumbrian, Nov 9, 2019.
I saw these at Home Bargains, they look like those pouches used by American backpackers.
IMHO, Tuna with Lime is the best, then oven dried tomato and the french dressing one not so much....
Tinned Tuna is great to do in the dehydrator/open oven Just empty it in a take it out 12 hours later crispy dry.
It keeps amazingly and doesn't lose it's taste.
Does it stinky out the kitchen badly?
It's all cat food to me, I hope that someone can enjoy it though.
Depends....if you're married or not.
And how does it "come back" ? texture and all that ?
It get's broken into small flakes to dry, then breaks up more in the pack. It dissapears into a meal, the bits of Tuna are tiny. I like to stir it in as it's cooking.
Dehydrated tuna turns quickly to tuna powder IME, when added to pasta it just 'disappears' into the sauce but it does add the tuna favour though.
I've carried tinned tuna, minus the tin and liquid, for a first evening meal. The pouches with tuna are not available around where I live .
With noodles and dehydrated peas or corn and lots black pepper - would probably not matter if the tuna taste was there without the "flakes".
John West freezer packs are plastic (not so eco) tuna containers. There's practically no brine inside and have a resealable lid. Weight for 110g pot is 122g. Equivalent tin with brine weighs 146g.
This tidbit was brought to you me making a tuna salad sandwich.
What kind of dehydrated peas are you buying?
Dehydrate my own.
Tescos cheapest frozen - thaw them out first and then in the dehydrator for as long as it takes. Easy to do and easy to rehydrate too.
For me, Salmon is the ultimate dried from a tin fish. Just like Tuna, the tin gets empied onto the rack and pulled apart into flakes with a couple of forks. It tastes even fresher than Tuna and doesn't powder as much.
Salmon, Leek and Broccoli goes so well together, along with cream/milk powder, Birds Eye peas (none of your manky Tesco pebble Peas) butter/olive oil, pasta and some Parsely.
"manky Tesco pebble peas"
I prefer my peas with a little more "maturity" and some taste - rather than overly sweet, no flavour and miniscule once dried .
Salmon, leek and broccoli sounds nice - how do you "carry" the leeks and broccoli ? dried ?
I wonder if one could use those dried split peas? I'll be cooking pea & ham soup on Friday and got these. For the recipe, I soak them overnight, but I suppose they'd rehydrate quickly in boiling water...
Even tho' I was born in Lancashire I've never had mushy peas - but I'm pretty certain that's what those will turn into when cooked.
They do turn into half mushy after overnight soak and cooking. I need to try what they are like with a quick boil. I'll report back.
Yes. There is a dehydrated greengrocers in my food bag. It's always got a variety; Carrots, Leeks, Onion, Celery, Brocolli, Peas, Sweetcorn, forest Fungi, Potato, Kale, Parsnips, Cabbage, Garlic, various herbs/spices. I'll add whatever I fancy and goes with the protein.
Leeks and Broccoli are real stars. They taste fresh, need minimal prep and expand to original size in 10 mins.
Good to know. My missus loves veggies and always craves them on hikes. Will need to prep some for the next one.
She's not been keen on other trail meals, but loved this NZ brand https://www.absolutewilderness.co.nz/
We still have a few bags left from our time in NZ.
I've dehydrated corn before and kale but nothing much else in the way of veggies (excluding meals). I must try harder .
Potato - how do you prepare for dehydration and then cook ?
Dead easy; open the Asda roast Onion/cheese and onion instant potato in a packet and drop it into my pan
We make mushy peas at home. If these are anything like similar, you will have to boil them for a long time (more than an hour) if you don't want them to be hard.
Note: adding bicarb to the water reduces soaking time considerably.
Morrisons do these tuna meal pouches as well - quite a choice...
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