We are not pork eaters, both because commercial farming of pigs – fairly intelligent animals – is just brutal and because we don’t find pork particularly flavorful meat, but there weren’t many exciting menu choices in the week I chose to try Hello Fresh, so we went for this meal kit. We were pleasantly surprised. While I was a bit disappointed on how small the boneless pork chops were – specially after I cut off the strip of fat on one side -, the cinnamon-paprika spice mix gave them a very nice flavor, in particular when topped with the cherry sauce. I don’t like cherry, but loved this sauce and would think it’d go well with turkey as well. The mashed potatoes could have been better – the kit included small potatoes that couldn’t really be peeled, and I prefer peeled potatoes in my mash. The slaw was pretty good, but not earth shattering.
The meal was also fairly easy to make, the carrots come pre-shredded, which saves a lot of time. The apple was fresh and delicious. All the ingredients seemed to be high quality and the recipe was easy to make.
In all, this was a good dish.
I’m more likely to pay $12 for it than for the tacos I had before.
If you’d like to try Hello Fresh, you can use this link for $40 off your first box (it will also give me $30 towards a future delivery).
Cherry Sauce Recipe
enough for 2 chops
- 1/8 tsp hot paprika
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp. cherry jam
- 1/2 tsp water
- 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1/2 Tbsp. butter
- salt & pepper to taste
Combine in a microwave safe bowl the paprika, cinnamon, jam, water and vinegar. Microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir in the butter and season with salt and pepper.