I have been hearing all about Blue Apron around the blog world and always find myself drooling at the photos I see of their meals. When I was given the opportunity to try out Blue Apron for myself, I naturally jumped on it. I wanted to see what this service was all about! Not to mention, this girl loves food, so there’s no way I was turning down these quality, chef inspired meals.
Several days after I placed my order and made some meal preferences, a refrigerated box showed up at my door with all of the ingredients I would need for three, two person meals. (There’s also a Family Plan option that is perfect for feeding a family of four.) I was impressed with the high quality ingredients and farm fresh produce that was included. My box included ingredients for three meals – Turkey Kibbeh with Cucumber Salad & Mint-Yogurt Sauce; Rice Flake-Crusted Hake with Sauteed Daikon Radish & Yuzu-Soy Sauce; and Flat Iron Steaks with Ramps, Fingerling Potatoes, & Shaved Asparagus Salad. Don’t they all just sound amazing?! There’s no doubt, they absolutely were.
While all three meals were delicious, the Flat Iron Steaks with Ramps, Fingerling Potatoes, & Shaved Asparagus Salad was our favorite of the three, so I’ll showcase that one today. I was surprised by this considering I’m not the biggest red meat lover, but let me tell you, this steak was on point! The dish was full of flavor and so satisfying.
Let’s chat a little about how it works after your refrigerated box shows up at your door. Each recipe comes with a recipe card that lists all of the ingredients necessary (which should be in your box), as well as step by step instructions along with photos to explain how and what to do. I thought the instructions were very thorough and easy to understand which I very much appreciated. I think even the most novice of chefs could follow them quite easily.
Following the instructions, I prepared all the produce by washing, drying, and chopping…
Browned the potatoes…
Cooked the vegetables (and steaks shortly thereafter)…
And last but not least, plated our dishes!
From start to finish, it took me about 40-45 minutes, which you can expect from most Blue Apron meals. I’d say that’s pretty impressive for a high quality, chef inspired meal if I do say so myself.
One of my favorite things about Blue Apron is the variety of fresh ingredients they offer. I got to try several new vegetables and herbs that I had never tried before, let alone even heard of! I also love that they provide meals that are delicious, but a little outside the box of my usual go-to dinners, which I appreciate in order to mix things up a bit.
They’re always adding new recipes to the menu as well, so there’s quite a wide selection of options. A few recipes that especially stuck out to me were the Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus & Romaine-Parmesan Salad, Wisconsin Style Potato & Cheddar Soup with Roasted Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes, and Panko Crusted Cod with Roasted Asparagus & Creamy Farro Salad.
Probably my only complaint is that while the portion servings are normal, they’re a little small for my husband and at times, my pregnant self too. I would think a larger portion option might be a good idea for some people. Otherwise, I was incredibly pleased with my experience with Blue Apron! I’d recommend it to anyone with a taste for quality food and/or those who don’t have a lot of time to get to the grocery store and plan out dinner each evening (aka isn’t that all of us?!).
A few other fun facts about Blue Apron:
- Blue Apron is available nationwide, and is launching in Texas very soon!
- No commitment – you can skip or cancel the service at any time.
- Always free shipping.
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This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own. Thank you for your support!