Sun Basket Review Meal #2

In case you missed the first post in this series, I decided to give a few meal delivery subscription services, Plated, Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, and Home Chef a try and see how they worked out. Head back here and here to see what’s going on.

Sun Basket Meal Review #2: Roasted Salmon with Red Chermoula and Seared Endive

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As noted in my first Sun Basket post, the preparation is spread throughout the instructions, more closely aligned to the step it goes with (rather than mostly at the beginning as with other meal delivery services I’ve tried).

So, this recipe began with chopping the tomatoes, chilies, and cilantro, then assembling the chermoula.

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The salmon was simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil, then topped with the tomato-chermoula and popped into the oven to roast.

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While the salmon was roasting, I toasted the pinenuts and seared the endive.

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Then, chopped the dill and zested and juiced the lemon to make a simple dressing with the addition of some olive oil.

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As soon as the salmon was cooked, the final dish was ready for plating.

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Easy.  Minimal prep and super easy methods.  About 25 minutes start to finish.


Delicious and unexpected!  The salmon and chermoula paired perfectly, and the chilies added just the right amount of kick.  I was highly skeptical about the endive, but it was flavorful, tasty, and didn’t have the unappealing texture I anticipated.  The Kiddo is a salmon lover, so this was no exception, but I made her a separate veggie to replace the endive.

Serving Size:

2 adults and a smallish kiddo

Overall impression:  

Great taste and super low-maintenance, yet sophisticated feeling meal.  I did add a quinoa and wild rice blend on the side though, as I wanted to include a whole grain.

Interested in trying out one or all of these services?

Try Plated here (no referral discount currently available).

Try Hello Fresh using our referral link, and receive $40 off your first box.

Try  Blue Apron here (no referral discount currently available).

Try Home Chef using our referral link, and receive $30 off your first order.

Try Sun Basket using our referral link, and receive 3 free meals.

A quick word about compensation—this is not a paid post, just our experiences that we’d like to share with you.  If you use our referral links you will receive a discount, and we receive the same.


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