- Turkey & cream mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes and green beans
- Blackened fish with corn succotash and rice
- Steak & Shrimp with garlic butter
The ingredients for each recipe come in individual kit bags and are delivered in an insulated box containing a non-toxic freezer bag to keep everything cold. All the ingredients arrived in great condition-everything was fresh. Each dish comes with a recipe card that breaks down each step of how to cook the dish, and it does not look intimidating at all.
Turkey & Creamy Mushroom Sauce
My first Chefs Plate dish to cook was the Turkey & Creamy Mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes and green beans. The instructions were very easy to follow, so if you are a newbie cook, please don’t be intimidated. The steps are well laid out.
Boiling the potatoes took a little longer than recommended, but I think that is because I am on the coast so things take a little longer to cook than if you are at a higher elevation inland. I’ve seen this happen before. I thought I would have to chop the turkey into pieces, but was pleasantly surprised to see that the turkey is already cut up for me.
I poured a glass of Rust Winery Co Pinot Grigio 2019 that has bright acidity and red fruits and crisp red apple flavours. The wine went very well with the dish. The creamy sauce was balanced by the acidity in the wine and the red fruit flavours really came out. A very nice pairing.
My second dish to cook was the Blackened fish with corn succotash and rice. It was even easier than the Turkey & Creamy Mushroom Sauce. I enjoyed this dish with a glass of Rust Winery Co. Rosé 2019 made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This Rosé is from the Okanagan in BC. It is off-dry but has nice acidity plus red fruit and strawberry aromas and flavours. This pairing went really well together.
Chefs Plate Steak & Shrimp with Garlic Butter
I paired this dish with a glass of BC wine by C.C. Jentsch Cellars Small Lot Series Cabernet Franc 2015. It has nice red and black fruit flavours with soft tannins and went very nicely with the steak. Not bad with the shrimp either, but I spent more wine time with the steak. Another nice dish from Chefs Plate. The timing provided for each step was accurate. Nothing was over seasoned.
I really enjoyed cooking( and eating!) all three recipes. I found each dish was balanced with a variety of ingredients, and therefore felt very healthy. I will definitely order from Chefs Plate again. The service is very convenient- having the exact amount of ingredients delivered meant the portion sizes were perfect and there was no food waste. A great way to learn how to cook at home and try many different cuisines.
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