Blackened Cod with Corn "Salad"
Plated’s Blackened Cod with Garlic Aioli and Corn....salad(?) The corn, tomato and avocado salad/side/thing was AWESOME! Make this! This needs to be in your summer BBQ go-to. The blackened cod was also really good. The only change I would recommend is cutting the cayenne in half, then starting with
Indian Butter Chicken with Sautéed Spinach and Toasted Naan (Plated)
Damnit. Plated’s Indian Butter Chicken with Sautéed Spinach and Toasted Naan was a wreck waiting to happen, so be careful. I could tell this one was going to go south quickly, even though Plated states that it’s a “customer favorite.”
Seared Steak with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette (Plated)
Tonight’s Plated meal, Seared Steak with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette, was a mediocre recipe from the start. I made the mistake of starting to prep before I read the whole recipe through and realized at damn near every step there were serious flaws. I corrected along the way and the meal was FANTASTIC!
BBQ Chicken Meatballs with Roasted Collared Greens and Creamed Corn
Don't. Bother. The flavor is fine for the entree and both sides. But the texture is just a wreck, namely for the meatballs. The chicken isn't ground...it's puréed so there's no shape retention, just a liquid pile of mess. Then, once baked, they're dense as slabs of concrete.
Spicy Crunchy Shrimp Bowl
Plated’s “Spicy Crunchy Shrimp Bowl” was neither spicy or crunchy. Then I went and served it on a plate. But there was a TON of shrimp. Overall it was ... well, weird. Pickled radish? Not really a fan. The rice was good. The shrimp was okay. The seaweed salad was incredible!!
"Peruvian" Beef Kebabs (Plated)
That’s a great big nope in my book. Plated’s “Peruvian” Beef Kebabs. The flavor profile was just off. Maybe I started off irritated and it carried over into my frustration with the recipe.
Honey-Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Potato Salad (Plated)
Plated’s Honey-Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Potato Salad. Hands down the best Plated meal we’ve tested over the last 3 weeks.
Plated’s Gnocchi Pomodoro. This massive dish is better suited for 3-4 adults rather than the 2 who ordered it. Size does not equal taste, however. While the recipe on its own is bland, it is a solid foundation for a hearty meal for your family.
Chicken with Farro and Three-herb Pistou
Plated’s Pan-Roasted Chicken with Farro and Three-Herb Pistou. Decent. Nothing too far out of the way of convenience. The name makes it sound deceivingly complicated.
Shrimp Coconut Curry
Plated, you’re starting to really frustrate me. Shrimp Coconut Curry, with squash, corn and millet is just a miss. If you’re going to try this, here’s what I would recommend doing differently from the recipe: 1. Take the millet and dump it into the trash. Replace with properly cooked basmati rice. 2
Soy-Glazed Beef with Cucumber and Sticky Rice
Home run! Plated’s Soy-Glazed Beef with Cucumber and Sticky Rice was a hit. This was yet another dish where the recipe - as it is - works as a decent foundation, particularly for those without experience in Asian inspired fare. The flavors were bright. The textures spot on for a Thai minced beef and
Crispy Tilapia with Sautéed Zucchini, Green Beans and Tomato (Plated)
Thanks, Plated. The vegetables were delicious, though the green beans needed to cook longer than the zucchini. The breading on the fish was AWESOME though I doubted the technique would work at all. I was wrong. I’m just not a fan of Tilapia, which was the fish delivered with this recipe. I’d repurpo
Fattoush Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
BAM! This monster of a serving is the first vegetarian dish we’ve tried and it was a beast! Plated’s Fattoush Salad with crispy chickpeas has a flavor profile that spins around like a room full of toddlers chugging Mountain Dew. It’s robust and spicy, then soft and smooth, then a kick of heat and cr
Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad
It's so frustrating, even when you know what you're doing and you've read the recipe before starting, you still need to pay attention to what is happening while you're cooking each ingredient. First off, the recipe is technically wrong here when it states, "Preheat oven to 4
"Cuban" Chicken Empanadas with Lime Crema and Avocado
Decent stuff, very filling. I have a bit of experience with out local empanada sources and these would compete with the more mediocre of the group. Though, I'm not entirely sure what qualifies them as "Cuban" because the spices were simply cumin, paprika and thyme. A few notes and cor