Friday, April 4, 2014

Plated Review: April 4th 2014 - 2 Different Meals: Citrus Soy Chicken Thighs and Lamb Meatballs

Oh my, I am so excited for dinner!!!

I found a great offer for a new Subscription service the other day. 
It is called Plated, they offer 7 chef-designed recipes each week. 
The weekly dishes always include 4 healthy meat & fish options and 3 unique vegetarian dishes. After you decide which recipes you would like to receive you type in your ZIP code and they offer you certain delivery dates for your region. The items will arrive that day in special packaging, so it all will be fresh and ready for your dinner. 
The fresh ingredients will be delivered with a step-to-step recipe card, so that you can surprise your family with a special meal.

What I really like about this service is that they use locally sourced ingredients, like for example they always try to use local, seasonal produce and meats from local sellers.

I chose 2 different recipes for today and tomorrow (yes it will also be fresh until tomorrow, another great perk), Citrus Soy Chicken Thighs with Soba Noodles and Lamb Meatballs with Orzo and Asparagus. 
I chose these recipes because we love Japanese Noodles, Chicken and we rarely eat Lamb. So these 2 recipes just caught my eye.

Here a picture of the ingredients for the Citrus Soy Chicken Thighs with Soba Noodles:

And here a picture of the ingredients for the Lamb Meatballs with Orzo and Asparagus:

When I opened the package for the Lamb Meatballs with Orzo and Asparagus recipe I could smell the great spices and I am just so excited because I love Orzo, Asparagus and Feta cheese. 


Dinner #1 Citrus Soy Chicken Thighs with Soba Noodles
 I marinated the Citrus Soy Chicken Thighs for almost 3hours in the fridge just so that they get some good flavor.

This is how it all turned out, my husband and I really liked it. The Citrus Soy Chicken Thighs were very juicy, the noodles had great flavor and especially the sauce we used to marinate the Citrus Soy Chicken Thighs was delicious. Even our picky toddler liked the Citrus Soy Chicken Thighs, Soba Noodles and cucumbers.

Dinner #2 Lamb Meatballs with Orzo and Asparagus 
We ate this dish for lunch today, since my husband decided to take me out to dinner tonight ;)
Again it was super easy to prepare and follow the instructions.

 This is the Parsley, Garlic, Shallot and Pine Nuts shortly before I added the Breadcrumbs, Egg and Lamb
 Lamb Meatballs

And VoilĂ , here is our delicious lunch.
My husband and I loved it. He especially liked the soft Orzo with the 'crunchy' Asparagus and the special flavor of the Lamb Meatballs. 

Here is proof: Even out toddler enjoyed her food. :)

My conclusion after 2 great meals is that, this is an exceptional service and the quality of the food is great.
We will definitely order again, because we still have to try one of their fish recipes and one of their vegetarian dishes.

If you are interested in checking out Plated follow this link

Thank you

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  1. I am blogging my Plated experience:

    I like the service and so far the recipes and ingredients are top notch.