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Plated- Eating Well Made Easy: Meal #1

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Crispy Lemongrass Pork and Long Life Noodles in Sriracha Chicken Broth and Recipe Card

Plated is a delivery service that ships fresh ingredients and chef-inspired recipes right to your door. These easy-to-follow recipes are perfect even for the most amateur cook. All you will need is your stove, cooking utensils, salt & pepper, and your reading glasses because Plated sends you everything else. Everything from the fresh veggies, specials seasonings and sauces, to the nice cuts of meat, Plated will make sure that they send you everything to make your job as a cook easy!

Plated Fresh Ingredients

I received my first Plated shipment a few days ago and I immediately ripped my box open and started cooking! It was really that easy. I was completely impressed with the packaging. It is very carefully packaged with ice packs and padding to keep your ingredients safe during your scheduled shipment. Every item in the box is labeled with the name of the meal that it belong to and with the name of the item. Plated makes it as easy as they can for you.

Crispy Lemongrass Recipe Card Back

The recipes are really thorough and even include photos to help you along the way. They include step-by-step instructions, recipe tips, an ingredient list, and a list of the items you will need. The first meal I made was the Crispy Lemongrass Pork and Long Life Noodles in Sriracha Chicken Broth. The only items I needed were a pan, a pot, 3 cups of water, and salt & pepper.

Lemongrass Pork in Broth Recipes

Step 1. Prepare Ingredients

The veggies included with the Plated box for this recipe were lemongrass, garlic, Chinese broccoli, scallion, and lime! The recipe explained exactly how to cut the vegetables, leaving you with no questions at all. This part was easy peezy!

Crisp Pork

Step 2. Crisp Pork

The perfect portion of ground pork was included in the Plated box. The recipe tells you the exact heat level and explained exactly how to cook the pork, by stirring it and breaking it up with the back of the spoon. I somehow managed to burn the pork while trying to make it crisp. I think I had my stove a little too hot. FAIL on my part, but the meal was not ruined because the rest

Boiling Broth for Crispy Lemongrass

Step 3. Make Broth

This was the easiest part of the recipe. All I had to do was throw these included items in the pot and boil them while the pork was crisping: chicken base, soy sauce, garlic, and 3 cups of water.

Broccoli and Noodles added

Step 4. Cook Noodles and Broccoli

After I brought the broth to a boil, I threw in the long life noodles and broccoli. They boiled for 2-3 minutes before they were ready to take off of the burner! Next, I added my desired amount of sriracha (also included) to the dish. I used about 2/3 of a packet to give the dish just the right amount of spice! I also added a few pinches of salt.

Step 5. Season Pork

The Plated package included a packet of agave and a perfectly portioned bottle of sesame oil. I put the pork in a bowl, added the agave and sesame oil, with a tad bit of salt and pepper and mixes it all together. This actually made my burnt pork bearable enough to salvage a few of the better looking pieces.

Adding the Lime

Step 6. Plate Pork and Broth

VIOLA! The meal was finished. It took me about 45 mins to 1 hour from start to finish. I divided the ever so delightful looking (and smelling) meal into two bowls. I actually ended up with enough for a third serving, so I had seconds later that night. My boyfriend and I LOVE Plated now. The meal was fantastic! I couldn’t believe that I made it all by myself. It was a great surprise for my boyfriend. I would love to cook this meal again.

Plated is an incredible delivery service. The recipes are so easy to understand and follow. Plated takes the trouble out of hunting for the right ingredients. I suggest Plated for new couples or as a wedding gift! We all know that newlyweds want to do everything together. Cooking together can be a very romantic bonding experience. Add Plated to your list of Wedding Gift Ideas!

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  1. this would be a great idea for someone like me…i like to bake but i’m not much of a cook. i need everything written out in easy to follow steps for me. it would be nice to have a nice meal cooked for hubby, lol. right now he is the cook in the house.

  2. Yummm! This looks so good and easy to make too! Thanks for sharing it 🙂 I will definitely go and check it out now.

  3. I really enjoyed reading about Plated and how you described the freshness of the food and where you showed how to cook the pork (extra crispy meat is good to me :). The meal looked liked it tasted very good. I also like how user friendly your site is, gonna have to ask you to give me some pointers to make mine sharper.

  4. I LOVE this idea! Great for ppl just starting to cook & is unsure how they’re food will turn out. And you don’t hv to worry about forgetting an ingredient! Genius!

  5. This looks so easy and delicious. I feel like I have heard of this before. I absolutely love the idea of easy to cook meals with fresh ingredients! I am going to be checking this out!

  6. Wow! ingredients plus recipes all in one box sounds awesome! Having the right recipe and all the ingredients needed at home is always a challenge for me. I also like the step by step recipe. I’m quite impressed with Plated!

  7. I really could have used this the other day! I forgot to pull something from the freezer and boy oh boy did that not go over well…… Pizza again?! This would be a perfect alternative! Looks so yummy!

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