Blue Apron – Week 2

This is a continuation of my reviews of home delivery meal services.  I tried Blue Apron for two weeks.

Dish 1: Crispy Barramundi with Melted Leek & Roasted Vegetables

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Crispy Barramundi with Melted Leek and Roasted Vegetables

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Today’s meal is Crispy Barramundi with Melted Leek & Roasted Vegetables. The fish was good quality and nicely flavorful. It paired well with the horseradish sauce, which was so delicious I want to eat it on everything.  The melted leeks were absolutely scrumptious.  Stupidly, I flipped over my fish a second time, and it went from being crispy to being not crispy.  I chalk that up to user error.  I would definitely make this dish again.

Dish 2: Sicilian Cauliflower Pizza

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Sicilian Cauliflower Pizza

Friday, February 10, 2017 – Today’s Blue Apron: Sicilian Cauliflower Pizza. Rather than having a sauce on the pizza, the cauliflower was coated with tomato paste, garlic, and capers. The pizza was sprinkled with golden raisins before being baked. The raisins weren’t obvious (they rehydrated a bit in the oven so they weren’t as raisiny). They just added little pops of sweetness, so each bite was a little different. I probably used a third less cheese than the recipe called for because they sent a lot of cheese. I cooked it until the cheese went dark because that’s the way I like my pizza. I’m generally not a huge fan of too much oregano, so I was a bit concerned about having it in the sauce and on top of the finished pizza, but the raw oregano added little notes of pepperiness. They sent enough supplies for three servings. Overall, this was scrumptious!

Dish 3: Fresh Basil Fettuccine with Datterini Tomatoes & Goat Cheese

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Sunday, February 10 – My final Blue Apron meal (at least for the time being): Fresh Basil Fettuccine with Datterini Tomatoes & Goat Cheese. It was a bit heavier than I usually eat, but absolutely scrumptious. The goat cheese added just a little creaminess to the sauce. I may steal this recipe in the future when I’m having a pasta craving. There’s an enormous bag of spinach in the recipe, so I felt like I was at least getting some green veggies.

Stay tuned: this Wednesday, I’m getting a box from Green Chef as I continue exploring home meal services.

Blue Apron Week 2 Summary

Ease: 9/10

Taste: 10/10

Variety: 9/10

How many recipes would I make again? 3/3

Verdict: While the Fettuccini was a little heavy for my taste, the sauce lightened it up a bit.  The cauliflower pizza was a revelation, and I will surely put cauliflower on future pizzas, and that horseradish sauce with the Barramundi was amazing.

Overall Rating: A

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