Last night, I got the chance to try making a dish from Chef’s Plate for the first time! Chef’s Plate is a home delivery food service where you pick meals from chef-inspired recipes and make the meal from the fresh groceries that they deliver to your door (the chef is award-winning Executive Chef, Jason Rosso).
Christina of Chef’s Plate was the one who informed me about this wonderful service and asked if I wanted to try it out. I was definitely interested as I love new experiences, and especially ones that have to do with food! I went on their website (beautifully made and easy to use) and picked two meals I wanted to try. All of their pictures of the meals looked amazing and so appetizing. I wanted to try so many!
Alas, I picked the Morrocan Spiced Lamb Burger and the Tandoori Chicken and Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds and selected the delivery date. When you pick the date by the Thursday, they deliver the items to you the following week on a Monday. This worked out perfectly for me as I was going to be out of town on the Wednesday. I had two days to try out their great food!
On the Monday in the afternoon, I received the package from Chef’s Plate. It was a big brown box. When I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised to see the package was protected using one of those insulated foil liners to keep everything fresh. I appreciated that it also contained two ice gel packs for the raw chicken and lamb to stay cold and fresh.
What I really liked was how all the ingredients were labelled very clearly and packaged in clear plastic Ziplock bags. It was very clean, professional, and tidy. Right away, I saw the menu sheets for the two meals I would be making. I unpacked the box and at night, I made the Morrocan Spiced Lamb Burger! 🙂
I followed the instructions to a tee and it was relatively easy. I don’t cook often, nevermind somewhat elaborate meals like this. I was very excited to try it and learn something new. After this, I can call myself a burger maker! Haha. 😀
The Morrocan Spiced Lamb Burger calls for these ingredients: ground lamb, milk buns, carrots, red onion, baby spinach, mint, white wine vinegar, sugar, harissa paste, garlic, Chef’s Plate spice blend (ground cumin, ground coriander, zahtar).
I peeled, chopped, diced the vegetables according to the recipe card and followed the instructions. The level of difficulty was a medium and the time that it took was 40 minutes as the card said. It was a lot of fun and I really liked how all the portions were already measured out. The clear labels on all the ingredients was a great help too. There was no way that you could mess it up if you followed the instructions.
Finally, everything was all done! Yay! I plated my lamb burger with the roasted carrots as nicely as I could because I wanted to give it a good photoshoot. Then I dug in. 🙂
The roasted carrots were actually done perfectly (not to brag and I only just followed the instructions of baking it for 18-20 minutes and turning it halfway). I liked how the Chef’s Plate spice blend coated the carrots to give it a nice seasoned taste but yet it maintained its fresh carrot taste. The inside was juicy. This was such a nice alternative to eating vegetables at your meal! 🙂
This Morrocan Spiced Lamb Burger smelled amazing! I loved the soft milk buns and how the ground lamb was so fresh and soft. I know I made everything but I really have to give props to the ingredients and recipe as they were a huge factor in how the food turned out. The burger was delicious and I liked the seasoning of the ground lamb patty. It was SO good. The addition of the salt and pepper with the lamb burger was my decision as to how much I wanted, but I thought it was a perfect amount. It was perfectly spicy for me. 🙂 The pickled red onions were a nice touch too and helped to balance out the gamey flavours of the burger. We actually had a lot of pickled red onions left over — more to enjoy at another meal.
All in all, I loved this. I loved how easy it was to cook and how delicious the plate turned out to be. I have one more plate to try — the Tandoori Chicken and Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds. I’ll be blogging about that tomorrow! Stay tuned! 🙂
In the meantime, you can try out Chef’s Plate for yourself. Go on their website and select a meal kit to try for yourself for free! (click here and you will receive 4 free plates — which is 1 meal kit — on your first order). (For regular orders, you can also enter this code #2mealsFromstenoodie at checkout and you will get 4 free plates!) You will have to order before Thursday in order to get the meal delivered to you by the Monday that you want. Happy ordering and cooking! 🙂
FTC Disclaimer: Although Chef’s Plate reached out and provided me with a complimentary package to review their services, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the company.
Update: They recently updated their system, so if the above code doesn’t work, use #stenoodie instead.