Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sautéed Shrimp Sandwiches with Blue Apron

Lately, I've been super lazy about meal planning, grocery shopping and basically cooking in general. My co-worker told me about Blue Apron which is a meal delivery service that delivers all the pre-portioned ingredients {including meat} along with recipe cards. But you have to actually cook the meal. And the recipes are slightly involved -- they usually take me about an hour from start to finish and I gobble down my creation in about 4 minutes. It's even better if you have someone to help you cook and can divide up the steps into two. My co-worker sent me a link to try a week for free and I was hooked!

I recently re-discovered online grocery shopping which has been heaven sent.  Jake and I live literally eight-tenths of a mile away from a brand new Publix grocery store but there are times when I just cannot get my butt into the car and drive to the grocery store. Sure, I can peruse the aisles of Target for 2 hours... but that's another story for another post.

UP THIS WEEK: Sautéed Shrimp Sandwiches with Saffron Aioli and Celery Parmesan Salad. Recipe is here

Blue Apron Sautéed Shrimp Sandwiches

Our Blue Apron deliveries arrive on Wednesday evenings before 8 pm and they come with 3 meals with 2 servings each for $60. It boils down to $10 per person per meal and I think that's a score. Sometimes I go to Whole Foods and spend $25 just on fresh Salmon for one meal.  So far we have made 6 meals and the meat quality has always been super fresh and tasty. So I know they are using good ingredients and not skimping in that department.  

As a side note, you can always 'skip' a week if you don't like what the meal choices are or you'll be out of town.  We've skipped several weeks without a problem. And you can see what the meal choices are several weeks ahead of time so that you can decide if you want to skip or not. 

Bue Apron Meal Delivery Box

As you can see, there are fresh veggies, cheese, buns, and way down on the bottom, under the ice pack thingie, are the meats to ensure they stay cold and fresh throughout the shipping process. 

Blue Apron Box Contents

In the brown bags, they have what they label 'knick knacks' for each recipe which typically include spices, mayo, or whatever else is needed for the recipe. One thing I love is that everything is pre-measured so you never have to measure anything. 

Blue Apron Contents

Each box comes equipped with recipe cards with photos and step-by-step instructions for how to make each meal.

Blue Apron Recipe Cards

Below is the Celery Parmesan Salad. I don't usually like celery but this was a nice change up from your typical salad -- and I am not a huge salad fan either, but I really enjoyed this take on it. 

Blue Apron Celery Parmesan Salad

The sautéed shrimp and saffron aioli. Have you guys had saffron before? It's actually really good!

Blue Apron Sautéed Shrimp

The finished product: Sautéed Shrimp Sandwiches with Saffron Aioli and Celery Parmesan Salad. YUM! This was actually my favorite recipe so far. We are traveling a lot this month {13 days out of 31 --eek} so we are skipping the meals until the end of the month. But I cannot wait to make the Brie and Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwiches! My mouth is already watering! 

Blue Apron Sautéed Shrimp Sandwiches

Things I learned:

It's super easy to make aioli. The main ingredient is mayo.

Every recipe I've made so far has used garlic and fresh lemon juice.  So, basically those are staples that should really be in {almost} everything that is make from scratch.

Nothing beats fresh veggies. For the first recipe, I literally had to cut fresh corn off the cobb and I normally would never have done that -- I would've just bought frozen or canned corn. But it was so easy to do. I'm sure I will try it again!

Zesting a lemon or lime is actually not that hard.

Have you tried Blue Apron or another meal delivery service? If so, let me know your experience in the comments section below. 

35 comments:

  1. I haven't but I've seen it everywhere. Halfway through reading this post I told J we should try it! Since you're a subscriber, do you have a code that would allow us to try the service? These shrimp sandwiches look like something he and I both would enjoy!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Have you ever tried Munchery?? It takes LAZY meal prep/planning to another level!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, I haven't... Will look into this! Thanks for the rec!

      Delete

  3. 현재 수많은 온라인바카라사이트가 운영되고 있습니다.
    하지만 다 같은 바카라사이트가 아닙니다.
    무리하게 첫충전을 주고 쿠폰을 난발하여 유저를모아
    제대로 된 바카라사이트운영을 하지않고 먹튀 바카라사이트 를 운영한다 해도 무방합니다.
    우리카지노

    ReplyDelete
  4. Imagine yourself uncovering the ivory mosaic of an enchanted kingdom to help your hero rescue his bride from the hands of an evil dragon. Enthralling, right? Games are much more than the simple look and find game. gaming keyboard mouse

    ReplyDelete
  5. People all around the world play games online or have interest in playing different games while sitting online in front of the computer screens. Usually the online games people play is through Facebook apps or other social networking web sites. Playing online game is a very interesting and entertaining time pass and helps kill the boredom when there is nothing to do. blockchain technology

    ReplyDelete
  6. iPhone and Android are the two most popular mobile development platforms for the developers today. Both the platforms are vying for increased success and the numero uno position. pussy888

    ReplyDelete
  7. This article provides over 50 tips that you can apply when playing Halo 4 War Games. My advices ranges greatly from how to best utilize power weapons to how to maximize the effect of your grenades. I further discuss in detail how to create the optimum loadout for War Games and how to gain experience with maximum efficiency. Experienced and inexperienced players alike will both benefit greatly from the strategies and tactics that I present in this article. https://kingboost.net/

    ReplyDelete
  8. http://66.29.141.103/ thank you for sharing this article, this article is very useful for the readers

    ReplyDelete
  9. Agen judi slot online terbaik di Indonesia dengan pilihan game slot pragmatic terpercaya dari Jagoan88. Menangkan bonus Jackpot uang asli ditahun 2021
    agen casino yang menyediakan permainan yang sangat menarik untuk di mainkan dan memiliki bonus yang berlimpah
    Jagoan88 merupakan situs judi IDN Slot Online deposit pulsa terbaik dan terpercaya dengan permainan judi online terlengkap dan terbesar.
    Jagoan88 yang sudah dikenal sebagai agen poker idn terpercaya dan terbaik 2021 sekaligus bergelar daftar situs judi idnslot online terpercaya di Indonesia.

    http://forum.wyrobynaturalne.eu/member.php?action=profile&uid=359923
    http://www.articledude.com/classifieds/user/profile/616757
    https://www.wishlistr.com/profile/cynthiacantik/
    https://www.chaloke.com/forums/users/agencasino/
    https://www.hivizsights.com/forums/users/ongbriant/
    https://www.onfeetnation.com/profiles/status/show?id=6595159%3AStatus%3A22908692
    https://ongbriant.page.tl/Situs-Judi-Slot-Online-Terpercaya.htm
    https://www.deviantart.com/ongbriant
    https://rails.lighthouseapp.com/users/814812
    https://pbase.com/agenjudicasino/profile

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nothing defines playing online slots in web-based gambling sites better than to use the words fun and extremely entertaining. A lot of casino games are easy to accomplish. In fact, there are some games that only require you to do the simplest things like spinning a wheel and you will be surprised how these very simple tasks could already give astounding prizes and cash. togel online

    ReplyDelete
  11. For beginners to online slots, it can always begin very confusing and end up turning players off. The noisy casinos and competition for slot machines can be something that intimidates new players to slots in traditional casinos. For the majority of players who are turned off by confusing traditional casino experiences, online slots can be just as scary for them. Often, they find that avoiding slots both online and in house is the only option agen togel online

    ReplyDelete
  12. The developers have the option to write apps and games for Android in C, C++ or Java. But Java is the official language for developing games and apps for Google's mobile operating system. Google further recommends developers to write new Android applications and games in Java. Also, many developers find it easier to write mobile games in Java than other programming languages. game slot online

    ReplyDelete
  13. You might have noticed that there are many more video games store today compared to twenty years ago. The main reason for this is that the industry of video games and video game accessories has boomed all over the world in the past two decades. Many of these video games store don't just sell newly released games but they also sell old and used video games making it affordable to all video game players including those who are on a tight budget. situs slot online

    ReplyDelete
  14. You should not let the title 'video game tester' fool you into thinking that this is not a job but the chance to be paid to do what you love the most. While it is true that video game testers have a lot of fun playing the games that they fell in love with at a young age, it is also a very serious job. buy wow items

    ReplyDelete
  15. The "Wikipedia problem" which means children turning to internet for readymade answers is the new age phenomenon baffling teachers and mentors globally. There are almost equal numbers of teachers who consider technology to be a solution as much as a problem. While a common belief is that technology is hindering the students' capacity to think and analyze, there is also a strong opinion in favor of video games and digital gadgets' ability to engage students and enhance learning by using more than one sensory stimulators. In spite of the growing concern about the students' deteriorating attention spans, institutions are incorporating them in the process of classroom learning. buy wow gold safe

    ReplyDelete
  16. Video gameplay generally falls into two categories: single-player gaming and MMOGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Games.) Single player gaming is the most traditional form of gaming and what most people remember during their childhood. slot online terpercaya

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gambling has always been a favorable pastime in many societies and organized gambling halls, later known as casinos were established across the globe. In European countries as well as the USA gambling received a state endorsement and helped the economy where it was institutionalized. Land casinos started as appealing to men and slowly moved in on attracting women and later on families, especially in placed like Las Vegas, Nevada where big gamblers were received with open arms and offered many free incentives to make them frequent the casinos. Online casinos have provided an alternative for smaller gamblers and those that were unable to travel to remote locations in order to partake in gambling activity. While at first it was assumed that the establishment of online casinos will mark the end for land casinos, overtime it has proved that the two cater to different audiences and as such form two separate industries that complement each other. judi online

    ReplyDelete
  18. Online games are big business, raking in millions. From World of Warcraft to FarmVille to Clash of Clans, online game companies are making a mint. What is the future of games online? How can you cash in on these current game trends? Here's what you need to know about the future of online games. psn codes

    ReplyDelete
  19. Perhaps one of the greatest things that hit online gaming is live dealer casino. This is practically one of the hottest, if not the hottest online gambling gaming today. More and more enthusiasts are enticed by live dealer casinos every day. slot live22

    ReplyDelete
  20. A NEW WAY TO GAME! IS THE XBOX 360 KINECT THE RIGHT NEXT GADGET FOR YOU? There are a plethora of game systems and games out there. Why should you consider the xBox 360 and the new Kinect? What will the Kinect do for you? Some have claimed it will change your life, will it do that? What games are available for the Kinect and do they really work well enough to justify the cost, the time, and the trouble? Is there enough variety to suit your needs? slot live22

    ReplyDelete
  21. Games, used in the classroom, can help students develop skills in problem solving/critical thinking as well as knowledge and basic skills. All games have some advantages. In my experience, teacher designed games are the most effective in the classroom. This article discussed their advantages and disadvantages and the characteristics that create an excellent game for the classroom especially those designed by teachers to fit into a current teaching topic. The article also includes a game called "Buzz" used by many teachers to help their young students learn to count. daftar slot online

    ReplyDelete
  22. If you are one of those people with a passion for gaming, why not try your hand at writing PC game reviews? Reviewing your favorite PC game titles can be a fun way of sharing your passion for a particular genre while helping other enthusiasts make informed choices. Not only that, but there are a number of sites that will actually pay you for well written PC game reviews. online slot

    ReplyDelete
  23. You should not let the title 'video game tester' fool you into thinking that this is not a job but the chance to be paid to do what you love the most. While it is true that video game testers have a lot of fun playing the games that they fell in love with at a young age, it is also a very serious job. joker99 slot

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thank you for this specific facts I was basically seeking all Bing to find it! 토토커뮤니티

    ReplyDelete
  25. I adore looking through and I believe this website got some genuinely utilitarian stuff on it! . 토토커뮤니티

    ReplyDelete
  26. There are many reasons you may want to use one of the many outdoor cooking methods for your meals. Maybe you are going camping or you just want to grill outside in your backyard. Whatever your reason for using the outdoor techniques for cooking you need to understand what a few of them are and how they are can help you cook the proper type of food for you and your family. Situs Judi Bola Online

    ReplyDelete