Chicken Avocado Burger (Plated)

Plated needs to rename their Chicken Avocado Burger to “Bland Blah on Brioche.” I mean, it’s fine if you’re easily turned off by things like flavor. It’s totally edible, particularly if you’re a fan of chewing on cotton balls.

The green beans are good. The lemon adds a nice tang. But the burger desperately needs dijon, ancho chile powder and perhaps a hit of cayenne…anything to wake it up.

#plated #platedCorrected

Steak with Roasted Tomato Chimichurri

Plated’s Seared Steak with Roasted Tomato Chimichurri. Good flavor, easy to prepare. We’re full.

Minor modification: withhold one of the three cloves of garlic from the chimichurri sauce and mince it. Use it during the first (and only) flip of the steaks at around 3 minutes. Add 1 tbsp butter to the pan and spoon the liquid and garlic over the steaks for the next 2-3 minutes until they reach 130F. Spoon the pan sauce over the steaks as they rest on a plate.

They did forget to mention trimming the ends of the snap peas. Do that.

I also roasted the vegetables for an extra 4-5 minutes.

Other than that, the recipe is pretty solid.

Featured Tool: Garlic Press and Slicer Combo

Many of the meal delivery services include peeled cloves are fresh garlic. There’s no mistaking the benefit and flavor of fresh garlic over powdered.

However, I’m not a fan of my hands smelling like raw garlic. Even with tons of washing throughout cooking and later with dishes, my hands after mincing garlic by knife. My garlic press one of the tools in my kitchen that receives almost daily use.

This press also features a slicer, which would be great for toasting or frying slivers to add to green bean almondine.