I’m too lazy to write reviews about food subscription boxes. Plus I rave about all of them. The only downside is they are expensive, albeit for what you get, I think worth it. However, the price still deters me from doing any in a regular way.
It’s been awhile since I have tried a new box, since the market seemed to have died down a bit. However, recently I noticed some new names on my Facebook feed. It looks like folks don’t think the market is too crowded after all!
Today I made Cumin Spiced Lamb Noodles:
Check out all those chiles. I left most of them out.
So this is supposed to take 30 minutes. Cooking time did take me approximately 30 minutes, but it was kind of a rushed 30 minutes for me. While the lamb and pappardelle are cooking, you’re supposed to be breaking them up with a spoon but also picking cilantro leaves and cutting limes into wedges. Suffice it to say, I didn’t make it to the lime cutting part. I also added way a tablespoon of oil instead of a teaspoon of oil to cook the lamb. Whoops! Also, when it got to the spinach part, I realized I hadn’t washed it yet, so I had to wash it real fast and put it in. That was kind of awkward cause my colander was preoccupied with pasta! So I grabbed bunches of spinach and just rinsed them. While all this is happening I’m thinking, “Omg I hope I’m not overcooking this” as the seconds tick by. With only one minute to reduce liquid, I start to feel a little anxious. I think overall, the 30 minutes is kind of ambitious for a beginner cook. I am kind of coming down with something, so it could be why as well. Maybe I was just working slower than usual.
Here’s my end result without the garnish and limes. Too lazy to give you guys a better pic. Sorry. Next time.