Marley Spoon is a bespoke recipe kit delivery service that launched in the UK in December. Each week, there are seven new dishes to choose from, created by a team of professional chefs. Marley Spoon have also created a special Valentine’s Day kit (starting at £26) so that you can impress your loved ones with a home-cooked meal. The kit even comes complete with rose petals to decorate!
I was surprised by the range of recipes available and it’s amazing to think that this will change each week. Many of the recipes are globally inspired and use ingredients that might not be that easy to source if you were buying in your local supermarket. It’s very easy to order and you get your kit delivered by courier. They make sure it’s kept nice and cool during the delivery process and my food was still cold to the touch when it was received.
We tried the glazed salmon with wasabi peanut potatoes and bok choi.
My husband cooked this one for us. He padded it out slightly with some rice. This wasn’t because the portions were stingy, in fact I thought they were pretty generous, and I have a hearty appetite, but we were sharing our 2 portions with a 7-year-old. We liked that it tells you on the recipe card (and on the website when you are ordering) key details like: cooking time; any allergens in the dish like whether it contains nuts; calories per portion; and there’s even a wine recommendation. The only thing missing was the temperature for baking the salmon in the oven. However, if you have any queries there is a cooking hotline, which is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm to 8pm.
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I cooked the Devonshire pork nasi goreng. What I particularly liked about this dish is that it gave me the chance to try out new ingredients like ketjap manis and mirin without having to source a supplier and buy a big bottle of something that I might not use again. It really was delicious and we will probably make this again if we can find the things we need to make it. If there is a downside, it is a bit pricey at £9 per meal, but the packs are carefully put together and good quality ingredients are used. There is quite a lot of packaging involved too, but a lot of it is recyclable and the insulation used to keep the food cold in transit is compostable. Marley Spoon is well worth considering for a special home cooked meal or just for trying out something new and different.