A little while ago Channel Mum asked me if I would be up with surprising Anna with a dinner using ingredients from Iceland. I know she hasn’t had anything from Iceland since she was a kid so I accepted the challenge. I am also pretty new to using the store but I have been seeing more and more bloggers and vloggers trying them out so I have been really keen to give them a try too. Like a lot of people I still think of Kerry Katona with a prawn party ring and have been put off. I’m generally a Tesco or Lidl shopper but I also love being able to get really nice food locally from markets, butchers and artisan bread shops. I am a foodie and I love to cook so I was intrigued to see what I would find there.
Boy was I surprised, I got a bit carried away and got a whole host of things to try including Spatchcock Chicken, Millies cookies and amazing frozen vegetables. What really surprised me though was that they have a lot of dry goods and fresh salad. Naive I know but I really thought Iceland meant only frozen!
Here we are enjoying the spatchcock chicken for a Hey Mummy working lunch!
So for the dinner I went all out, I couldn’t believe the giant bag of Scallops so I immediately earmarked them for the starter. Then when I saw the lobster tails I knew Anna wouldn’t suspect Iceland at all!
So check out the video which we share with the lovely Charlotte Louise Taylor, also a Channel Mummer, and see how it all turned out.
Below is the recipe I created. I urge you to give Iceland a try, as you know Hey Mummy won’t promote a brand or product that we don’t genuinely rate. If you are already a fan of Iceland please tell us what your favourite dishes are as we would love to try them!