My Hello Fresh experience
Penne with peas and pancetta
Recently I signed up to receive Hello Fresh deliveries to help reduce the time and stress of planning, shopping, and preparing home cooked meals. Each Friday a box appears on my doorstep with food and recipes for two meals. Here I will share one of this week's recipes (with reaction cam at the end!).
Ingredients come pre measured which saves time. And the garlic is already peeled!
12 oz penne 4 oz pancetta 8 oz peas 2 oz pine nuts 2 tsp vegetable stock concentrate 4 cloves garlic 1/4 oz mint leaves 8 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 2 tsp olive oil
Step 1. Chop garlic and mint leaves. (Unfortunately you still have to do some chopping...)
Step 2. Heat the oil in a pan and add pancetta and cook 3 mins. Interestingly they sent me prosciutto (not pancetta) but it worked fine.
Step 3. Toast pine nuts in a pan for a couple of minutes and then put in a bowl for later.
Step 4. Add garlic and peas to pancetta. Boil water and cook pasta in a separate pot.
Step 5. Add sour cream, 1/2 of the Parmesan, vegetable stock, and about 1/2 cup of water from the boiling pasta. (Save more pasta water for later).
Stir it up! Add more pasta water if it gets too dry.
Plate immediately and top with cheese, pine nuts and mint. Recipe serves four.
So let's see what people think. #reactioncam
This was one of the better meals we've gotten from Hello Fresh so far. I think it is a great service for busy families that want to have a home cooked meal at least a few times a week. Bon appetit!