Blue Apron is on a mission to change the way we cook. The best tasting meals are the ones prepared with the freshest of ingredients, and Blue Apron has made that more simple than ever. There are a few different options that you can sign up for depending on how many people you will be feeding. No matter what meal size you choose, you will find a box filled with amazingly fresh ingredients accompanied with recipes to make meals you never imagined you would be making.
I was so excited to see all of these fresh, vibrant, colorful ingredients when I opened my box. Just smelling the fresh produce as I was unpacking it was enough to make my stomach growl. The meals I received were: Spicy Korean Chicken Wings with Rice Cakes and Baby Bok Choy, Catfish Piccata and Fresh Fettuccine with Verjus Blanc and Spinach, and Sumac-Spiced Steak and Honeynut Squash with Pickled Onioins and Apple-Walnut Salad.
The first thing I made were the Spicy Korean Chicken Wings with Rice Cakes and Baby Bok Choy. I have to admit, I never in a million years pictured myself cooking with rice cakes, bok choy, or gochujang simply because I didn’t know how to use them. I’m so glad Blue Apron sends such unique and different foods and teaches you how to use them. I was pushed outside my comfort level and am SO glad I was. The Spicy Korean Chicken Wings are by far the best thing I have ever tasted!
The Catfish Piccata and Fresh Fettuccine was a pleasant surprise. I typically don’t like seafood unless it’s salmon, but this recipe made me see catfish in a whole new light. The catfish was delicious and tasted extremely fresh. The fresh fettuccine was the best pasta I’ve ever eaten…no more dry pasta for me! All of the ingredients combined together made a dish that was spectacular.
Last, but most certainly not least, the Sumac-Spiced Steak and Honeynut Squash. I would really love to meet the genius that put this meal together. The way that all of these ingredients play off of each other and enhance the flavors of the whole dish is brilliant. The apple-walnut salad with crumbled feta cheese was far better than I expected it would be, but I guess I should’ve expected that by now with Blue Apron.
I will say, the meals are a little time consuming to prepare, but they are every bit worth the time. I’m a busy mom of 3, and I would gladly take the time out of my day to prepare anything Blue Apron could come up with. I really love how the recipe cards come with the food. After you’ve been introduced to new things, if you find you like them, now you have the recipe to guide you through making these dishes of perfection again and again.
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***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***