Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Fresh Prep: Delicious convenience in a box!

I apologize in advance, since I totally forgot to publish this post a year ago, but here it is nonetheless! I was contacted by a member of Fresh Prep to try out their meals and provide some feedback! My first time doing something like this, so please bear with me!

The website has evolved over time, so it's a little different than when I first ordered from them-- it's much cleaner and prettier. They have the option for you to look at their weekly menu, pricing, and explains how it works. You create an account and the current deal is getting two free meals with your first order. I ordered for a one-time delivery meal for two.

It comes in a convenient little box, delivered right to your door (if you're within their delivery range, they can also deliver to work if you want to pick up there, which is what we did). I ordered the Lemon Rosemary Salmon with Arugula and Ancient Grain Risotto ($14.00/portion).

Inside are the ingredients, nicely packaged with a cooking instructions sheet. The ingredients are labeled, so you won't need a lot of effort trying to figure out what each ingredient is, if you're unfamiliar with them! In the box, we got Wild Sockeye Salmon Filet, Ancient Grains, Lemon, Vegetable Stock, Rosemary Sprigs, Ground Rosemary, Arugula, Carrot, Himalayan Salt, Parmesan Cheese, and Garlic.

The herbs and seasoning ingredients, along with the salmon, all neatly packaged.

Fresh ingredients in each bag!

We followed the instructions on how to cook them, first was the salmon! Beautiful color and cut of salmon!

Next we put the risotto into a pot with water and the bouillon cube to boil.

Stir stir stir!

Now add the carrots!

The lemon was half cut into slices, for the convenience of placing half on the salmon and the other half for extra lemon juices if needed. They also provide dried and fresh rosemary for seasoning and plating!

Done baking in the oven now!

Onto plating, now this is where it gets personal on how you want to plate the dish, but the kitchen smelled amazing!

The salmon was nicely cooked according to their instructions, and we didn't end up using the Himalayan rock salt, since it was flavorful enough on its own.

Overall I quite enjoyed making this meal, it was straight-forward and easy to follow. Only extra we needed was water and basic kitchen utensils/tools (like a stove, oven, pot, tray, plates, etc). We were quite satisfied with the portion size, taste, and quality of ingredients-- we even had leftovers of the risotto! This was made on our anniversary night, and let's say thanks to Fresh Prep, we had a most memorable evening =) Continue being amazing!

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