Meal Kit Review: Sun Basket’s Steak and roasted sweet potato with scallion-ginger relish

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A sauce or a topping can either enhance or ruin a steak.  Last week, I made a HelloFresh kit that had steak with an amazing thyme-demi-glace sauce that greatly improved the meat.  The relish in this kit for steak and roasted sweet potato with scallion-ginger relish did the opposite, it hid the flavor of the meat and just made it taste vinegary.

There were other problems as well.  The oven-baked sweet potato fries (which I overcooked) were pretty boring – again, I preferred the HelloFresh version which adds thyme.   This was my first time eating kale and I found it surprisingly edible.  It stayed crisp even after cooking for a couple of minutes and I liked the subtle garlic flavor.  Not a bad way of eating your veggies.

Sun Basket advertises that you may get organic filet mignon, organic rib eye or top sirloin in this kit.  Of course, I got the cheaper top sirloin – which weren’t even organic, sort of defeating the whole point of this subscription.  While the steaks were pretty small, ~5 oz each, the whole meal was the right size portion for dinner.  Still, I was not happy that one steak was far thinner than the other.  In this case it wasn’t too big a deal, as my daughter likes her beef well done and I like it medium rare, but it would have been a pain if I was cooking for two people who like their meat with the same doneness.

All the ingredients in the meat were fresh and remained so even a couple of days after I got it.  The produce was organic even if the beef was not.   It was relatively easy and quick to put this meal together.   But then again, it would have been relatively easy and quick to shop for it as well, specially given that the relish was totally unnecessary.  This is one meal for which you don’t need to have a kit.

I paid $11 for this kit using a discount, and it was definitely fine for that, but it would be overpriced at $24.

 

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