How adventurous are you in the kitchen? I mean when was the last time you cooked up something really extravagant at home?
Weeks, months, a year?
We can all fall into the trap of cooking the same few dishes over and over again, I’m a total foodie and I fall prey to it too.
I hand on heart love cooking new things, experimenting with my own recipes or sourcing delicious recipes from my fellow bloggers and also my dad (one of the perks of being a restaurateur’s daughter), but on a day to day basis I just wish I had more time to spend cooking.
Whilst I always make sure I cook fresh meals for my family, I do fall into the habit of cooking the same few dishes when I’m busy with work and family life, particularly through the week and well, I’m a little bit bored and I want something delicious but convenient…
Convenience food has become synonymous with junk food, known for its excessive E numbers, being over processed and having high levels of saturated fat, sugar and salt but not all convenience food is bad.
At the other end of the spectrum to your pot noodles and ready made meals, is the utterly fabulous, fresh, tasty and nutritious new recipe box service, Marley Spoon which helps you create dishes like this-
Perfect for all the time-poor, health conscious Nigella’s out there like me, Marley Spoon delivers seasonal and market fresh ingredients straight to your door.
It’s affordable too with dishes starting from £5.50 per person including delivery and simple to use, with 7 recipes posted on the Marley Spoon website each week.
Just choose which ones you like and then 48 hours later the exact ingredients that you need for the meal will arrive, along with a step by step recipe card to make the dish. Amazing.
Now, where Marley Spoon really stands our from other recipe delivery services is the exceptional quality of its dishes and ingredients.
I only want the best for my for family and all their produce is market fresh, locally sourced, sustainable and organic wherever possible.
The recipes are developed by top chefs and as all the ingredients are portioned for each dish so you won’t waste money on buying pots of expensive herbs or condiments that are used once and then expire in six weeks! Plus you’re not tied into any subscriptions either – its an on demand service there when you want it.
We were sent this fabulous box to make grilled salmon with fresh coriander pesto and potato salad and it was one of the tastiest meals we’ve made at home-
What we were sent-
- new potatoes
- fresh coriander
- garlic clove
- white balsamic vinegar
- marinated artichoke hearts
- spring onions
- skinless salmon fillets
- unwaxed lime
What we required-
- olive oil
- black pepper
- baking tray
- small frying pan
- medium saucepan
- hand blender
- oven with grill
- measuring jug
Sweet little hands in shot!
All their packaging is environmentally friendly made using recycled materials or regenerative natural products such as sheep’s wool so it’s guilt free cooking at its finest.
Just look at the perfect peachy colour of the organic fresh salmon! Scrumptious!
This is how we made the recipe following the recipe card sent.
First we set the grill to high and popped the potatoes in a salted saucepan to boil.
Whilst they were cooking, we made a start on the fresh coriander pesto (one bowl for Peter with the nuts, another, without for me as I can’t eat them).
We quickly browned off Peter’s almonds in a large pan.
And then added them to a hand blender along with the fresh coriander, garlic, vinegar and oil.
For the salad prep, we chopped up the spring onions and cucumber.
Quartered the artichokes, added the potatoes and mixed.
Next we brushed the salmon with oil, seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled under the oven.
After 15 minutes the salmon was perfectly cooked-
Breaking the salmon, we added the pesto (to Peter’s bowl) and potato salad, stirred and served with wedge of lime.
Here is my version, just as tasty, nut-free version-
Sunshine on a plate.
A divine, quick, easy, healthy meal for all the family!
We even made a video of the recipe too. Don’t miss it:
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Ends June 6th 2015.
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