Marley Spoon: Crispy Skinned Salmon with Coriander Carrot Salad Plus $30 Coupon Code

Welcome to another Foodie Friday, with my review of my Marley Spoon subscription box.
If you’d like to try it out yourself, use the coupon code COOKSMART for $30 off.

My meal plan is for a weekly delivery of 2 meals (2 portions each), which costs $48.

Normally you’d see two recipes, but I opted for the Lamb Flatbreads, as one of my choices and that happened to be a repeat. You can check out my review of that one, here.

Crispy Skinned Salmon with Coriander Carrot Salad
Recipe

Marley Spoon always has the freshest fish so I like to grab that option whenever I can.

Our usual fresh ingredients:
Ingredients
This recipe started with a bit of prep.
You cook some Quinoa, toast some pistachios, then chop some carrots and cilantro. You have to warm coriander seeds in a pan and then chop them.
Quinoa Nuts Coriander
For the record, no one, (I mean no one), needs to be chopping coriander seeds on a weekday, or possibly ever. They are round little pods. Now just imagine trying to chop them up. Are you envisioning little balls rolling over your kitchen? Ding Ding! Let me tell me what you’ve won!  – Extra time vacuuming your floor.
Seriously Marley Spoon, just chop these for us. Please.

Next you’re steaming carrots while the salmon cooks.
Cooking Salmon
One salmon came out perfectly and the other had a bit of a skin malfunction, but hey, if it can happen to Janet Jackson, why should salmon be immune?
Crispy Salmon
The carrots get mixed up with the dressing, cilantro and nuts to make the salad.
Dressing Chopped Salad
When we are finished we get this lovely plate:
Marley Spoon Crispy Skinned Salmon with Coriander Carrot Salad
Taste: Hit!
I shared this with my Mom, since my boyfriend isn’t a huge salmon fan. She loved the quality of the fish and said she enjoyed it. Typically I am anti-quinoa, but in this application I thought it worked really well. The carrot salad was a nice counterpoint to the quinoa texture. I thought the flavors were really nice and fresh.  The skin was crispy and the salmon was flaky and not remotely fishy.  The recipe was a little fussy what with the coriander seed issue, but other than that it was pretty straightforward (although you do end up using quite a few pots and pans).
Portion Size: Good
Good for Entertaining?: Yes, but for a Dinner Party.
This dish has a nice fresh, refined quality to it so I’d pair it some fancier offerings. For a drink, I’d go with a sweet white (like a Riesling) and an appetizer I could make ahead, like a zucchini goat cheese tart (or some other savory tart). For dessert, something lemon – there’s a lemon almond cake recipe I’ve been eyeing, so I’d probably give that one a whirl.

Have you ever tried a fresh meal subscription service? If so, what did you think?

THE BACKSTORY
Marley Spoon creates delicious, easy to follow recipes.
They deliver fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and you select your recipes from their changing weekly menu.

They are dedicated to sourcing organic and sustainable whenever possible. Building relationships with environmentally aware farms and producers ensures that the highest quality ingredients arrive at your door each week.

Using trusted delivery partners, your Marley Spoon boxes come insulated and chilled, staying cool for 30 hours! After delivery, all the ingredients are guaranteed to stay fresh for up to 4 days – allowing you to decide when to cook.

Marley’s Spoon donates any leftover ingredients to City Harvest. City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions.

Each week you’ll automatically receive great dishes, but as a flexible subscription, you can skip a week or pause your subscription anytime. You can also change delivery frequency, recipes, and the number of portions you’d like to receive.

Marley’ Spoon delivers to the mid Atlantic and New England regions: most of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington D.C.

Monthly Cost:
Varies by number of servings and number of meals.
Check here for the configuration of your choice

COUPON CODE: COOKSMART

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

2 thoughts on “Marley Spoon: Crispy Skinned Salmon with Coriander Carrot Salad Plus $30 Coupon Code

  1. I chose the same two selections that you did, and I agree with both assessments.

    On the issue of the coriander seed, I used my mortar and pestle to crush them. Chopping those tiny seeds was a totally ridiculous ask! While I realize that not everyone has all the cooking accessories, another alternative that could work would be folding them in foil and crushing with a mallet, etc.

    • I can’t believe I didn’t think of using a mortal and pestle. I have one in my spice cabinet and it just didn’t occur to me. Thanks for the suggestion. The foil is also a great idea.

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