It’s time for meal #2 of the Chef’s Plate experiment – Filipino Chicken Adobo. Of course, being Filipino I had to try it out – I live away from my family and there’s a shortage of really good Filipino restaurants in the Okanagan, so it’s really hard to get a taste of home when I’m all alone here – I may as well take the opportunity.
What is chicken adobo you ask? According to wikipedia it is a popular dish that involves meat, seafood or veggies marinated in vinegar, soy sauce and garlic which is then browned in oil and simmered in the marinade. – it also goes on to state that it has been considered the unofficial national dish of the Philippines.
This time we were supplied with bok choy, snow peas, chicken, items to make the marinade (soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic, and pepper corns), and rice. I opted not to make the rice, and instead added some broccoli to the steam cooked veggies.
Again, the process was simple.. follow the instructions – get food. This time we marinated the chicken and prepped the veggies and then cooked ALL the things. Save for a little bit of charring (my own fault for heat that was too high), dinner turned out great.
How did it taste? Well, I think it tasted good, but definitely not like the chicken adobo I get at home. The sauce wasn’t as saucy and if I was a bit better at heat management I’m sure it wouldn’t have been charred. At least now I know the basics of what’s involved and can try to replicate it again!
You’ve seen the ads on facebook, they proclaim fresh groceries and a meal kit delivered to your door once a week with delicious recipes to try. For ~$50/ week, you can feed 2 people twice a week.
I tossed the idea of Chef’s plate back and forth in my head to try out, or not. at $50/week it’s a little pricey – but with the bonus of trying new recipes, it may work out to be an education in cooking (albeit a very self-taught education).
I signed up, but didn’t buy any meals until the “Filipino Chicken Adobo” landed in my inbox, and then it was time to try it out. I ended up finding a coupon code online to get 2 plates for free (essentially a free meal), and anxiously awaited the delivery of the box of food.
(PS – if you’re interested in trying this service out, check out my referral link which offers you 3 free plates with your first order: http://www.chefsplate.com/?r=3pc-mhmk8VE)
The box showed up on Tuesday afternoon, it was really well packaged – it’s a fridge-type box so there’s all manners of padding and an ice pack within the box to keep your food fresh. Read the rest of this entry