Something we’ve struggled with in the past is the clarity of the instructions on recipe cards. However, no problem at all with Riverford. The recipes are clearly well tested and the timings worked perfectly on every dish. Especially useful for people who are less confident in the kitchen; like Dave, who made the fish dish for us with ease. Sadly it did mean that I had to do all the washing up! The other element we found useful was the ‘when to cook’ flag on the front of each recipe card. This meant we could order them to ensure freshness of the ingredients.
Our favourite recipe was the Pan-fried Pollock & Padron Peppers. Written in smaller letters underneath the title, almost as an aside is this ‘with tomatoes and white beans’. Seriously, those tomatoes and white beans were fantastic. By slow roasting those big juicy cherry tomatoes with a dab of oil and sea salt, the flavour was incredible. It was the star of the dish and really brought the fish to life. We’ve kept the card and will be making this again for friends.
The Riverford Organic recipe boxes for two start at £24.95 for two vegetarian meals and goes up to £39.95 for the three meals including meat. This works out on average around £6.30 a head per meal which is quite pricey. However, if you consider that the ingredients are all organic and fresh, it starts to seem a little more reasonable. For me, too expensive to order frequently but definitely worth it for a treat every now and again.
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