I was very hopeful for this recipe because it looked so tasty and weird on the package. Yeah, I like weird stuff. Brown/grey noodles? Who could resist? But in the end I thought the dressing for the dish was too sour, and overwhelming. Plus, the spice wasn't even cooked with the meal, so added a kind of dry, powdery texture to everything which I wasn't really hot on.
One interesting thing to notice about Blue Apron meals is how little the give you, but how much you can make. I guess I'm just not used to eating a lot of carbs, but when I look at this picture, I think, “What the heck am I supposed to eat here? Some noodles, cabbage, and fish?! Sounds like communist Russia!”
But in actuality, this was a huge meal that another person and I could not finish.
I wanted to make sure to get a closeup of these noodles so you could see the interesting color and texture. I guess they are made with soy sauce, which is why they are brown. I couldn't really taste a difference though, since the flavor of the yuzu sauce was pretty tart and overwhelming.
Not much to see here – just frying up some ginger and onions for the cabbage.
I forgot to photograph the coating of the cod, but you can pretty much get the idea. Looking at my final result and blue Apron's was quite different though! Mine turned out with a thick later of batter than fell off during frying, while the recipe card showed a nice, crispy, golden brown, lightly spiced hunk of cod.
Where did I go wrong? In the coating process or frying process?