Monday, March 23, 2015

Giveaway & Blue Apron Subscription Box Review - Part 7

Ingredients for Crispy Catfish & Cracked Freekeh with Kumquat, Thai Basil & Chili Glaze

Recipe Results

Another exciting recipe from Blue Apron, Crispy Catfish & Cracked Freekeh arrived at our doorstep. Click on the ingredients photo above to get a better view of all the wonderful ingredients. We never tasted or cooked with kumquat, cracked freekeh or thai basil before so this recipe was one we were especially looking forward to cooking. Hubby arrived home late from work and was busy packing for his business trip, so I cooked this recipe all by myself. I was impressed with my results since I'm an experienced baker with little cooking experience and Hubby is the chef in our house. So it was especially enjoyable to cook a recipe that looks like a dish you would get at a fancy restaurant yet have no trouble making it. The kumquats are like little cute oranges and they smell so good. They were turned into almost a candy like flavor due to the glaze which was easier to make than it looks. They were so yummy! The thai basil had a very strong earthy scent and made for a nice added flavor to the dish. We loved the freekeh, it's a comfort food for sure with it's soft and sticky texture and delicious flavor. It's a healthier alternative to rice. This meal was really delicious and I hope to make it again soon since it's definitely worth repeating and easy to make.


Blue Apron has provided me with another free subscription box worth $59.94 to give away. Congratulations to Alison who won the last giveaway! Blue Apron will send the winner one shipment that includes all the ingredients for three recipes for two people for a total of six servings. To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter form below. The winner must be over 18 years old, a new Blue Apron customer, provide me with their name and email address to give to Blue Apron, provide Blue Apron their credit card number in case they want to continue with the service past the first box and live in the US. The states they do not ship to are: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota & Texas. To cancel future shipments is easy since it can be done right on their website under "Delivery Schedule". You can chose for your delivery to arrive on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Also, you can select your dietary preferences including vegetarian. Good Luck!

Check out the previous Blue Apron recipes that I reviewed:

Stay tuned for a review of the other dishes we tried that week:

Pork Dan Dan Noodles with Watermelon Radish & Garlic-Lime Peanuts
Pan Roasted Chicken with Lacinato Kale & Purple Potato Hash

The following week we made these recipes:

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!

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