The idea of having fresh ingredients turn up on the doorstep each week, pre packed and weighed, separated into bags and containers ready to empty into pans is my idea of kitchen heaven. Don’t get me wrong I love cooking from scratch and this just cuts out the middle man of weighing and measuring everything, all those tedious jobs while cooking.
HelloFresh are a company that delivers just that, brown paper bags filled with everything you need to create recipes for either 2 or 4 people and I was lucky enough this past week to get to try out some of the recipes!
Our absolute favourite, which I have documented step by step to show you just how easy everything was, is the Thai Prawn Red Curry. I am not a spice girl so usually turn down anything I think might have a kick but with these recipes you can skip ingredients you don’t like, add more or less of what you do like and generally tweak them to how you prefer your dishes!
As I mentioned earlier, everything comes in a numbered bag that corresponds with a recipe card. You simply open the bag and take out all of the ingredients needed, which are already pre weighed and packaged in the right volumes based on whether you are cooking for 2 or 4.
For the red thai curry all of the veg needed slicing finely, the lemon grass crushing and the garlic and ginger grating.
The peppers and carrots were then popped in a pan and cooked for 5 minutes until starting to soften.
Meanwhile add enough water to a pan according to the rice instructions, adding in half the pack of stock and the star anise. Bring to the boil and cook the rice for 10 minutes then set to one side to finish cooking in its own heat while the curry is prepared.
Stir the ginger, garlic and red curry paste (I only added a small amount as I was worried it would be too spicy but could have easily added more as it actually wasn’t too bad!) and add in the coconut milk and small amount of cold water.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add in the prawns and make sure they are covered by the liquid. The prawns will be cooked when pink throughout.
Place half of the rice into a dish and add a generous amount of the curry and sauce. Finish with a sprig of coriander.
The whole process too less than 20 minutes start to finish so I will most definitely be making this again, the girls loved it too so I think I may try and slip a few extra veggies in there next time too!
If you would like to try HelloFresh to find out for yourself just how simple the recipes are why not give them a trial. To receive 50% off your first two boxes just click on THIS LINK and apply the code MAKEITFRESHDEB
I was provided with a sample box free of charge and under no obligation to post on my blog, I however wanted to share the recipe and money off opportunity.