Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blue Apron Subscription Box Review - Part 8 & 9

Ingredients for Pork Dan Dan Noodles with Watermelon Radish & Garlic Lime Peanuts (minus the cracked freekeh)

Recipe Results

Ingredients for Pan Roasted Chicken with Lacinato Kale & Purple Potato Hash

Recipe Results

This is a review of two recipes from our third Blue Apron box. I already reviewed the other dish in the box, Crispy Catfish & Cracked Freekeh with Kumquat, Thai Basil & Chilli Glaze. Out of the three dishes, we liked the Crispy Catfish the most followed by the Pan Roasted Chicken and then the Pork Dan Dan.

Pork Dan Dan Noodles with Watermelon Radish & Garlic Lime Peanuts

We enjoyed this spicy dish but it's not worth repeating. I usually don't like radishes but the watermelon version is less strong and was actually quite enjoyable. It's so colorful! It helped tone down the spiciness of the dish in my mouth. This one was so spicy that our lips were tingling afterwards. There really isn't much to say about it since the spice took over the dish and that's really all I could taste. We liked this dish the least. This dish had a very generous portion so much so that I couldn't eat it all.

Pan Roasted Chicken with Lacinato Kale & Purple Potato Hash

I rarely eat chicken skin so I was a bit nervous about this dish. But the way it was cooked it made the skin quite tasty and there wasn't much of it. My husband was a bit leery of the funny looking Kale called Lacinato but it landed up tasting good and it shrunk down quite a bit during cooking. I usually don't like tarragon, but surprisingly this was a nice little addition to this dish and I enjoyed it's flavor. This was yet another dish that used fruit, this time being apple and I've been really pleasantly surprised how fruit tastes in these dishes. We had not had purple potatoes before and they are very tasty. While we enjoyed this dish, this is not one we plan to make again. This dish had a very satisfying portion of food.

Check out the previous Blue Apron recipes that I reviewed:

Stay tuned for a review of the recipes we made last week:

Tom Yum Style Shrimp & Noodles with Gai Lan & Thai Basil
Corned Beef Spiced Flank Steaks with Braised Cabbage & Buttered Red Potatoes
Turkey Chili with Avocado & Cheddar Cheese

This week we are expecting the following recipes:

Roasted Salmon, Fennel & Castelvetrano Olives with Cara Cara Orange, Farro & Salsa Verde
Short Rib Burgers on Pretzel Buns with Hoppy Cheddar Sauce & Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds
Spicy Thai Chicken Noodle Soup with Red Curry & Mushrooms

The next week on April 3rd, we are expecting the following recipes:

Chili Blackened Cod with Epazote, Avocado & Red Rice Salad
Navarian Style Lamb Meatball Stew with Pea Tips & Carrots
Pan Seared Chicken Verjus with Pearled Barley & Mushrooms Γ  la Grecque

Don't they sound delicious! We can't wait to try all of these recipes and we are having so much fun with this subscription box!

I also reviewed Plated & Hello Fresh which are similar food subscription boxes. So check those out before you leave. Also, don't leave before you claim your Free Graze Box & enter my Blue Apron Giveaway.

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