I decided to try out Plated for a second time after receiving my initial box. There were 3 dishes that seemed really interesting to me this time around, but I eliminated one solely on the fact I guestimated the points plus values would be astronomical. I talked about the Plated membership during my first review of the subscription service (see here: http://shannonslifestyle.blogspot.com/2013/06/plated-membership-ft-chicken-tacos-w.html). As mentioned previously Plated is offering a free monthly subscription and 4-plates to anyone who signs up during the month of June using the promo code: junefreegift.
I was weighing my options between the two dishes I chose and a paella dish. Figuring the paella would translate into far too many points plus values that I’d be comfortable with I decided to order the Seared Skirt Steak with Corn Salsa and Lime Potato Salad and the Hoison Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Rice Noodles.
The first dish I put together was the Seared Skirt Steak with Corn Salsa and Lime Potato Salad. It took about 30 minutes to put together, which was quite simple since there was very minimal chopping and mixing involved. The only thing I altered was I eliminated a tablespoon of olive oil, seasoned my steak in McCormick steak seasoning and when my skirt steak was finished searing, I let it rest, sliced it up and then returned it back to the pan because I prefer my steak dead and buried.
The one thing I will point out is the vinaigrette which went over both the corn salsa and the potato salad was rather spicy. The chili powder was a little overwhelming, but regardless of the heat from the spice it was a pretty tasty meal. I was able to make 2 ½ meals out of all I was provided, so points plus wise my dish was 12 points plus values. I had 2.5 oz steak, 5.5 oz potato and 1/3 the corn salsa.
Now onto the most delicious lettuce wrap I have ever had in my life that I will undoubtedly be making again and again and again. Hoison Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Rice Noodles probably one of the most delicious and relatively simple meals I’ve whipped together that wasn’t one of my own creations.
The only difference from the recipe provided was I eliminated 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Otherwise the recipe is exactly as stated. With this meal I was able to make 3 dinners out of the entire box provided and 1/3 of this was 13 points plus values. This dish was the most delicious and refreshing meal. The lettuce wraps totally lightened up the dish, but still allowed it to be filling and delicious. My boyfriend mentioned that it should be a staple on our food menu – which I think it may very well become.
Have you tried Plated?