Trader Joe’s Lamb Vindaloo. You can see that it is another frozen Indian entree that we have Trader Joe’s created. If you’re looking to make it into a lunch, there is one option: use a microwave. Hmm, microwavable lamb. It’s a frightening idea, as one of our fans put it. So, I bought this for my own little trepidation. Sandy? Sandy was all about trying it old-fashioned. She was afraid of the taste of nuked peppers. Nuked lamb bits don’t. You’re right. She might prefer lamb to bacon. We have tried almost every Indian food from Trader Joe’s so we were hopeful it would be good.
It’s not like any other Indian dish, which is a good thing. While I loved the various curries and masalas, they all tasted very similar to me. There was only slight differentiation. The lamb vindaloo, not so. Not the lamb vindaloo. Although it didn’t make my eyes water, it made my nose run and left me thirsty. The sauce was rich and savory with a good burn. This is the spiciest item I’ve purchased from Trader Joe’s. It was delicious. The rice served on the side was not special, until there was some extra sauce, which was plenty.
But the lamb? It was delicious for what it contained. I was able to get three good-sized pieces. They were not too fatty, stringy or gristly. Instead, each bite was tender and juicy. The roasting temperature was just right. It was the first time I’ve ever had lamb, and it still felt good. The downside? The down part? Well, it was just like every other Trader Joe “meat-and-another” product. It is said that one serving of meat is equal to one pack of playing cards. mega onesBob Barker claimed to have had, but I can’t find any pictures. The three bites I had were, judging fairly, eqYou only used about 2/3 of a deck. It was a long day of insurance fustercluck ahead of me. I needed more red meat some days, TJ.
You may also notice the second photo I added to this review before we get into the wrap-up. Some people have asked for nutritional information about the products we review. Although I am a pharmacist (i.e. someone who has a vested in the success of Lipitor), and not a nutrition expert, I do not feel qualified to explain it all. However, I can take a photo of the label and let you decide if you want to try it or not, calculate Weight Watcher points, protest against sodium, etc. As I have the time and the ability to repurchase items, I will include the label in every post. I also plan on updating some older posts.
Okay, let’s finish. Sandy loved it. It was her work dinner, and she raved about it when she got home. Sandy loved the flavors and said that the lamb was comparable to other times she had it. She didn’t like the fact that there wasn’t enough lamb, which is what brought it down to a 3.5. This seems a bit low, but there’s not enough lamb. The $3.99 price tag makes it seem high. You can either reduce the price or sneak in a few more pieces of delicious lamb meat and it will do better than the 4 I’ll give it.
Bottom line: 7.5 of 10 Golden Spoons