|Salmon En Croute from Donald Russell, photo by Danny McCubbin|
I went to visit Donald Russell a few months ago in Aberdeen and met Stefan Kolsh, Head Chef of Donald Russell's ready meals and was lucky enough to taste the entire collection with him. He discussed about his painstaking experiments to keep the food fresh, how things react when frozen and defrosted and how ingredients change after a certain time and how he used the best and the right ingredients to make everything ultra delicious!
We ended up having a great time over dinner, which was the most important thing for me. The whole purpose of this was so that I can take a rest from cooking and enjoy food with my guests.
|photo by Donald Russell|
Donald Russell sends everything frozen, (packed beautifully), so you must give yourself some time to defrost some of the products. All the instructions are clear on the labels. We all favourited everything although some friends were suspicious that I could bake so well (I can't). They all thought the meat in the beef wellington was incredible, there is no doubt about the quality of the meat at Donald Russell. The Queen orders from them!
The meal was complimentary, kindly supplied by Donald Russell. If I were to have another one of these dinner parties where I don't want to cook, I am highly likely to reorder the sausage rolls, (great as a canape), the beef wellington, lasagne and all of the curries (even to have as meals for one in front of Eastenders). The cheesecake selection too! Highly recommended!
You can order online here