I normally don't do pre-made dishes on account that they are so wicked salty. I'm on a low-sodium diet. But some cooks do that. So what about you? Do you find this practice necessary? Or do you just leave the dish as is & just 'wing it'?
I very rarely buy pre-made dishes or 'ready meals' as they are known in the UK. If I do, I invariably spice them up in some way. Here the salt content of those meals has been lowered quite drastically over the last few years - so much so that I end up adding salt! Ready-made pizza is something I get very occasionally. I usually add loads of chillies to it and extra herbs.
So true @Shermie . And let's not forget the chemicals thrown in these pre-packaged meals. For example, here is what is in Jeno Pizza rolls.They are supposed to be doing that here also, but I've seen very little or none of it. it is just so ridiculous, the amount of salt in pre-made foods today! Enough to choke a horse!!!!
I too doctor pizzas up with chorizo shrooms and BBQ sauce.Oddly there is a German brand of frozen pizza here in Australia that most enjoy. Dr Oetker Ristorante is the brand.
I still pimp them though. More cheese & mushrooms with a hefty dose of chilli flakes.
Mi goreng instant noodles (like ramen) get a workout here. I’ll throw mince in a pan, with whatever veg is lurking around, stir frying until well done, then add in the drained boiled noodles and the flavour sachets. Throw an egg on top.
I buy a lot of frozen dumplings but I add them to my own ginger chicken broth with some greens.
Here many (most?) of the ready meals have no added chemicals (it didn't used to be so) so I guess we are lucky. Here for example is Chicken Tikka Masala from Tesco:And let's not forget the chemicals thrown in these pre-packaged meals. For example, here is what is in Jeno Pizza rolls.