~ Hello Fresh ~
Magic Menus and Great Food with
Salmon for Fish on Friday
How do you fancy receiving a box of HIGH QUALITY ingredients, with recipes cards for innovative and exciting meals, with the option of three meals or five meals for two people, four people or six people, and with a vegetarian option on all meal boxes….all sent free and beautifully packed, with ALL the ingredients needed except salt and pepper…..and, with NEW recipes every week? Well, I was LUCKY enough to be the recipient of one of these boxes recently, and I have to say, that although I was NOT required to write a review on my blog or advertise the box I received in any way, I am sharing my experiences here, as I was VERY impressed! And the food box in question is Hello Fresh.
Before I share my meals with you, let me tell you more about the company; Hello Fresh is a food box delivery service with a difference, and that is that ALL of the ingredients I received were of the HIGHEST quality, including some salmon fillets from a fishmongers in Mayfair by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen! This is what they do…..every week their chefs create amazing recipes for you that are easy to prepare, meals that are interesting yet simple. And they ensure that your diet is balanced and varied. All you have to do is sit back and relax while THEY do all the work. They only source only the highest-quality and freshest produce, as I discovered. They’ll also introduce you to ingredients that you won’t find in your local supermarkets…..they then deliver your recipes and ingredients to your door every Tuesday and you cook amazing meals in your own home! Recipes typically take only 30 minutes or less and don’t require fancy equipment.
I was sent a three meal (meat) box for two people, and as I said before, I was VERY impressed with the quality of the ingredients, as well as the recipes that were enclosed. I was staying at my daughter’s at the time, and we ate VERY well for three nights, plus, the box was delivered on Tuesday as stated and on time too. Everything needed for the three recipes was included, and all ready portioned for QUICK cooking take off! I was amazed to see lovely fresh free range chicken from a family business in Herefordshire….as well as Scottish salmon fillets from James Knight of Mayfair……the herbs and vegetables were super fresh, and all the condiments and sauces that were needed to cook the recipes were included too…..
My three recipes were: Courgette and Butterbean Salad with Pan-Fried Salmon, Lean Mean Chicken Meatballs with Home-made Tomato Ragu and Fresh Summer Chicken with Ginger Rice and Courgettes. As you can see from the recipes, they were seasonal and well balanced….all the herbs and spices were included, as well as small pack of butter and honey – no need to weigh or measure anything, and the recipes cards come with amazingly clear step-by-step instructions….and event though I consider myself to be an imaginative and more than competent cook, I LOVED how easy it was to cook PROPER home-cooked meals after a long day at work.
Courgette and Butterbean Salad with Pan-Fried Salmon: Beautiful meal – we BOTH loved this – fresh vegetables and gorgeous salmon fillets with an amazing herbal mix…..the butter beans added the bulk in an imaginative way, and the whole recipe came together very well…..5 star for us.
Lean Mean Chicken Meatballs with Home-made Tomato Ragu: Another AMAZING meal – hearty meatballs made with free-range chicken mince and with a tasty home-made tomato ragu sauce…..the fresh parsley added a real fresh zing to meal and we also gave this 5 stars!
Fresh Summer Chicken with Ginger Rice and Courgettes: Beautiful free-range chicken breast fillets and a ginger rice and herbal courgette accompaniment – this was a lovely light meal but the flavours were not as pronounced as much as the other meals, and although we enjoyed it, it was a four star for us.
Here is the pricing plan for Hello Fresh boxes:
For many of our customers the joy of receiving a Hello Fresh box is the thrilling moment when they unravel their parcel to unveil the fresh ingredients within. We wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise, but we know many of you are curious about the box you’ll receive.
Our Current Available Boxes:
- 3-Meal Box for 2 – £39 (Vegetarian option available)
- 3-Meal Box for 4 – £59 (Vegetarian option available)
- 3-Meal Box for 6 – £89 (Vegetarian option available)
- 5-Meal Box for 2 – £49
- 5-Meal Box for 4 – £89
- 5-Meal Box for 6 – £129
To give you a taste of the moment when you first open your Hello Fresh box, we’ve put together an example box – with everything you need to cook five delicious meals at home.
Chinese Roasted Duck Salad with Orange Hoi Sin Dressing
Ozone Prawn and Prosciutto Linguine
Smoked Mackerel Summer Salad with Green Beans and New Potatoes
Butterflied Mexican Chicken with Homemade Refried Beans
Totally Wild Rice with a Chilli Citrus Dressing
That’s it for today, there is ALL the information you need to order any of Hello Fresh’s fab boxes on their site here: Hello Fresh. I LOVED their service, and even though I am a recipe developer, we all need time off now and then, and this was a GREAT way to have FRESH and IMAGINATIVE HOME COOKED meals with NO hassle….a very impressive and VERY cost effective service, and one that I am sure I will use again, and my daughter certainly will, as she works long days, and is often stuck what to cook in the evening. See you later with my own Fish on Friday recipe…….Karen