Recently I was sent a fun box from Relished to try. I was simply asked to try it and give you my opinion. Relished is a company dedicated to providing the highest quality recipes and ingredients to make cooking at home an enjoyable experience. I'm going to share with you my favorite recipe from the box, Glazed Sambal Salmon. Stay tuned though because I will be giving you a code to try your first Relished box at 50% off!
When I opened my box it had little bags and bottles with ingredients for 3 dinners. These were regular meals you would make at home but kicked up a notch.
Being a foodie, I love to try new recipes and ingredients I never cook with on a regular basis. When I saw the recipe for Sambal Glazed Salmon I was intrigued. Sambal? What the heck is that? Wasabi? Love it! So I pulled out the bag that had everything in it for this meal. You can see it all below.
The recipe card that comes with the dish not only gives you a picture of the final product (I hate recipes without pictures), detailed step by step instructions and a bit of an education. Let me share a bit of it. This dish is Indonesian inspired with lots of traditional ingredients. One of those ingredients is Sambal. Sambal is an Asian condiment typically made from a variety of chili peppers and secondary ingredients such as garlic, ginger, shallot, scallion, sugar, lime juice and rice vinegar or other vinegars. This chili paste pairs well with the sweet and flaky pan seared salmon. The card lays the instructions out so that everything is ready at the right time. It is totally a no brainer and will make meal planning for you really easy.
So how do you think I did compared with the original picture? It turned out just like it was supposed to! The mashed potatoes with wasabi were so fluffy and had just a little kick. I was seriously having a problem with sticking my finger in the bowl over and over and eating them before they got to the plate! The baby bok choy was crisp and light and gave just the right break to the stronger flavors of the salmon and potatoes.
Now I bet you are wondering how Salmon that traveled in box from Chicago to Atlanta in the middle of a snow storm was. I took out the vacuum sealed bag and have to say I was a little nervous. Seafood should not smell “fishy” there are times I go to our local grocery and about gag at the smell and I could not imagine this could be any better. I was totally wrong! I opened up the packet and there was NO SMELL AT ALL! I was shocked and to me that means that Relished is making sure their quality is the best.
So let's get to this recipe! Since Relished sends you everything pre-measured these measurements are mine, cause trust me it's so good you're gonna want to make this again!
- 2 Pieces of Salmon
- 2-3 Baby Bok Choy Heads
- 3 Russet Potatoes
- 1 Tablespoon Wasabi Powder
- 3 Tablespoons Sambal
- 4 Tablespoons Cilantro Sprigs
- 3 Tablespoons Butter
- 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
- Salt and Pepper
- Olive Oil
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Cook the Potatoes
Peel potatoes and cut into 2" pieces.
Place in a pot and cover with cold water
Cook on medium heat until they are fork tender.
Strain and put into a mixing bowl with butter and heavy cream and whisk till fluffy and creamy
Mix the wasabi powder and a few drops of water and make into a paste.
Add 1/4-1/2 of the mixture and blend in, taste, then add more to your liking.
Cook the Salmon
Heat a saute pan over medium to high heat and add 2 tsp of oil to the pan
Add a pinch of salt and pepper to the salmon then add to the pan
cook on each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown - set aside to rest
Roast the Baby Bok Choy
Tear off each rib of Bok Choy individually and place into a large bowl.
Add 1 tbsp oil to the bowl and salt and pepper to taste
Place Bok Choy on a baking sheet and roast for 4-5 minutes or until it is limp and beginning to brown around the edges.
Plate the Dish
Place part of your mashed potatoes in the middle of the plate
Top the potatoes with the roasted Bok Choy
Place the salmon on top and spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons Sambal over the top
Garnish with Cilantro
So now for the really great news, Relished is offering all of you a chance to try it for 50% off! Through the month of March you can use the code relished50 at checkout to receive 50% off your first order.
So here is the rundown:
- Relished will send you 3 meals for 3-6 people per shipment up to 5 meals per week
- Each meal is pre-measured and comes with every major component (you might have to provide staples like salt and pepper)
- Each meal has a full card with a list of the ingredients, step by step instructions and plenty of pictures so you don't mess anything up
- Each meal comes out to about $9.95 per person
- Relished ships to over 50% of the US, most anywhere East of the Colorado River. You can go to the site and do a zip code check at the bottom of the main page to make sure.
I've already ordered another box to try, this one has Thai Lettuce Wraps in it, I can't wait!
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