I arrived home last Friday exhausted from the week and not in the mood to create an elaborate meal – but as always, in the mood to eat one! Luckily for me I had a box of goodies from Box’d Fresh to create, as they say, a quick and easy meal of the food I’ll love. *dramatic pause* Challenge accepted. (Barney voice).
Box’d Fresh was established in 2016 and is a food subscription service which sends you fresh quality produce along with recipe cards to make meals. I had seen ads of this company along with its peers many times but never thought to try as I always assumed the recipes weren’t for me. However, my mind changed when I started this little dinner journey.
I received ingredients for two meals; 1) Toad in a hole and 2) Monkfish kebabs with Mediterranean quinoa. I opted for the latter and began sifting through the ingredients – to my surprise, they had provided everything – including vegetables, herbs and spices. All I was required to have was oil, salt and pepper (all of which are household staples). One thing I would note is that it may be easier to have the containers labelled to prevent opening/sampling (occasionally smelling) different things to ensure they were a part of the correct meal!
Once I had everything set I began to cook – the recipe was broken down in to 8 steps; each being straightforward to follow. However, my first hurdle was encountered at step 1 when I couldn’t soak the wooden skewers as I didn’t have them. Not a vital part of the process as I knew simply grilling the chunks of monkfish would also suffice.
And then, within 30 mins, my meal was done. It looked great but I was skeptical due to not being able to add my own flair to the dish. Don’t get me wrong, I could have easily done this and so can you if you opt for the service but I just wanted to try the recipe as is to get a taste for the recipes they provide instead.
Verdict? The dish was great! Full of flavour – one that I would definitely cook again on my own and enough to convince me to use Box’d Fresh again in the future.
This post was in partnership with Box’d Fresh.