First, let me just say, we have quite liked our Plated experiment and would do it again in the future if we wanted to shake things up and be more experimental in the kitchen. We have chosen to be more budget conscious in light of a large purchase we’ve just made and that means things like Plated are being cut out for now. We may do it again in the future, but we may not, so this will be the last of these review type posts. Hopefully if you found these because you are considering trying plated, the collection of these posts will help you make that decision.
Cajun Pork Dirty Rice with Bell Pepper and Scallion
This was tasty and easy to make. We both liked it. I could see doing it again and maybe putting it into a regular rotation.
Creamy Butternut Squash and Chicken Linguine with Parmesan Breadcrumbs
This was OK. The Butternut definitely added something different to the pasta dish but we probably won’t do this again on our own.
Curried Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Chickpeas and Toasted Naan.
We both quite liked this one. It was a crappy day and the soup and naan were perfect. We’ll probably make this on our own on my next soup kick, but I’ll use regular coconut milk instead of lite. The soup needed a bit more body and I think that would do it.
Vietnamese Caramel Chicken with Roasted Chinese Broccoli and Basmati Rice
This was OK, but nothing stellar. This was the first time we had eaten Chinese Broccoli and it was good. If I saw it in the store, I’d pick some up to eat as a vegetable for other meals.
Japanese Chicken Tsukune and Coconut Rice and Chinese Broccoli
These were really good but the sauce never thickened like the instructions indicated it would, which was a disappointment because it was tasty and it being thicker means it would have stuck to the meat and rice much better.
Piri Piri Chicken with Crispy Potato Chips and Sauteed Kale
Success! I only chose this dish so I could learn to make Peri Peri sauce on my own, so I consider it a win even though I don’t particularly care for bone in chicken thighs.
Hoisin Beef Buns with Ginger-Sesame Slaw and Baked Sweet Potato Fries
So good! I want to do this again with different buns. The meat was savory and tasty and the Ginger-Sesame slaw was the perfect counterpoint. The sweet potato fries were meh, but the rest we’d totally do again.
Potato Latkes with Horseradish Sour Cream, Roasted Carrots, and Spinach Salad
The salad was lacking and I’d have liked to have seen more seasoning and such in the latkes, but they were still crispy and good and I learned things making them. And the horseradish, chive, sour cream sauce was definitely something I’ll start making for other dishes.