Decent stuff, very filling. I have a bit of experience with out local empanada sources and these would compete with the more mediocre of the group. Though, I’m not entirely sure what qualifies them as “Cuban” because the spices were simply cumin, paprika and thyme. Continue reading ““Cuban” Chicken Empanadas with Lime Crema and Avocado”
It’s so frustrating, even when you know what you’re doing and you’ve read the recipe before starting, you still need to pay attention to what is happening while you’re cooking each ingredient. Continue reading “Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad”
Thanks, Plated. The vegetables were delicious, though the green beans needed to cook longer than the zucchini. The breading on the fish was AWESOME though I doubted the technique would work at all. I was wrong. Continue reading “Crispy Tilapia with Sautéed Zucchini, Green Beans and Tomato (Plated)”
Home run! Plated’s Soy-Glazed Beef with Cucumber and Sticky Rice was a hit. Continue reading “Soy-Glazed Beef with Cucumber and Sticky Rice”
Plated, you’re starting to really frustrate me. Shrimp Coconut Curry, with squash, corn and millet is just a miss.
If you’re going to try this, here’s what I would recommend doing differently from the recipe:
1. Take the millet and dump it into the trash. Replace with properly cooked basmati rice.
2. Add 1/2 tspn of red pepper flake to the coconut milk.
3. Shred a handful of basil leaves and add to the pan before the shrimp.
4. Double the salt everywhere. I’m extremely sensitive to salt but this dish is begging for it. Hell, if you’ve got MSG, try it.
5. Paprika. Season the shrimp with salt and smoked paprika.
6. More lime.
Let me know how it works out for you. I believe the recipe is salvageable but that’s 2 nights in a row I’ve dumped most of my meal into the trash.
Plated’s Blackened Cod with Garlic Aioli and Corn….salad(?)
The corn, tomato and avocado salad/side/thing was AWESOME! Make this! This needs to be in your summer BBQ go-to. The blackened cod was also really good.
The only change I would recommend is cutting the cayenne in half, then starting with half of that. Plated seems to over-deliver with this single ingredient with every single recipe. It’s always far more than is necessary so tread lightly.
Plated’s Pan-Roasted Chicken with Farro and Three-Herb Pistou.
Decent. Nothing too far out of the way of convenience. The name makes it sound deceivingly complicated. Continue reading “Chicken with Farro and Three-herb Pistou”
Plated’s Gnocchi Pomodoro. This massive dish is better suited for 3-4 adults rather than the 2 who ordered it. Size does not equal taste, however. While the recipe on its own is bland, it is a solid foundation for a hearty meal for your family. Continue reading “Gnocchi Pomodoro”