Fish in a pouch

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by The Cumbrian, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    I saw these at Home Bargains, they look like those pouches used by American backpackers. 20191109_192009.jpg 20191109_192001.jpg
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  2. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    IMHO, Tuna with Lime is the best, then oven dried tomato and the french dressing one not so much....
  3. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    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.
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  4. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    Does it stinky out the kitchen badly?
  5. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    It's all cat food to me, I hope that someone can enjoy it though.
  6. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    Depends....if you're married or not.:whistling:
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  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    And how does it "come back" ? texture and all that ?
  8. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    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.
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  9. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    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.
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  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    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 :rolleyes:.
    With noodles and dehydrated peas or corn and lots black pepper - would probably not matter if the tuna taste was there without the "flakes".
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  11. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    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.
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  12. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    What kind of dehydrated peas are you buying?
  13. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    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.
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  14. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    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. :hungry:
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  15. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    "manky Tesco pebble peas" :o o:
    I prefer my peas with a little more "maturity" and some taste - rather than overly sweet, no flavour and miniscule once dried :angelic:.

    Salmon, leek and broccoli sounds nice - how do you "carry" the leeks and broccoli ? dried ?
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  16. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    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...

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  17. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    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. :whistling:
  18. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    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.
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  19. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    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.
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  20. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    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.
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  21. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I've dehydrated corn before and kale but nothing much else in the way of veggies (excluding meals). I must try harder :thumbsup:.
    Potato - how do you prepare for dehydration and then cook ?
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  22. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Dead easy; open the Asda roast Onion/cheese and onion instant potato in a packet and drop it into my pan :D
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  23. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

  24. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    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.
  25. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

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