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Monday, February 23, 2015

Hautechef Comes Home With Exotic Meals

I first heard about ‘Hautechef’ when I went for food blogger’s potluck at APB studio.

This idea appealed to me of buying a box of ingredients that has just the right variety used in cooking and the exact quantity of the ingredients. The ingredients were fresh and neatly packed 

For example in the box for ‘Pan Seared Fish With Ratatouille and Mustard Beurre Blanc

They sent
2tbsp Olive oil
2cloves garlic
1 onion
1tbsp tomato paste
1 red bell pepper
1 zucchini
1 eggplant
1tsp sugar
1 bunch parsley
2tbsp butter
1tbsp mustard
2 fish fillets
4tbsp semolina

The box comes with the recipe card with step-by-step method used for cooking a dish.

There are many times, when we look into the recipe book and decide to follow a recipe. The laziness seeps in when we have to go to the supermarket to buy the ingredients, and when we really do, we either buy more ingredients than necessary or forget one or two ingredients. So this idea of having all the ingredients in one box does inspire me to cook.

During the following week, I ordered two boxes on two separate days. In the mid week, I ordered ‘Arabic Fattoush Salad’ and made a visit to my aunt. I found this a perfect gift to take for my aunt. Together we chopped the vegetables and prepared the salad. It was fun really.

The salad was good, but the quantity of feta cheese and pomegranate was comparatively less as compared to other ingredients such as mint leaves, parsley and pita bread.

On weekend, I ordered French delight: Pan Seared Fish and made a visit to my BIL. I cooked for dinner following the instruction given in the recipe card.

If we were to eat this in a fancy restaurant, we would be paying Rs2000 for this dish” said my BIL completely pleased with the most exotic dinner.

So, this was a success!!

I would recommend this product to all my friends who enjoy cooking exotic dishes. But remember, you still have to do the cutting, cooking and cleaning up the mess.

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