Make Cooking Easier: A Plated Review (with recipes!)

There is really not an excuse anymore not to cook. Too busy to grocery shop? Well then get it delivered right to your door. Plated is a company that not only delivers food right to you, but allows you to choose the recipes you want to cook and then sends you all the ingredients already portioned out with a beautiful pictorial recipe guide. Their recipes are very gourmet and get me to try lots of different ingredients that I normally wouldn’t try, so it has been very interesting. Given, they are a bit pricey, but they frequently have discount codes online. Right now you can try Plated for only the price of shipping with the coupon code GETPLATED. Go to

I had two meals delivered to me this weekend, which was great as I was extraordinarily exhausted after spending a day as some teacher job fairs. Even if you do not want to try Plated, I have the recipes (with some of my own alterations) right here for you.

What Comes In the Box:

Caramelize the onions:

Season salmon:

Add peas and seasoning:

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Pan Roasted Salmon with Creamy Pearl Onions and Peas

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Servings: 2


  • 1 lemon
  •  4 springs thyme
  •  3 springs tarragon
  • 1 1/2 cups pearl onions
  •  2 cups frozen peas
  •  1 TBSP Butter
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  •  1/4 skim milk
  •  1/2 TBSP corn starch
  •  2 fillets Wild Alaskan Salmon
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil


1. Pick the leaves off the tarragon and thyme and finely chop. Zest lemon and then cut in half. Run the peas under the water in the colander to defrost them. Stir milk and cornstarch together.

2. Heat butter in a medium pot over medium heat. When butter melts add the onions and cook till caramelized and golden about 10 min. Add white wine.Make sure to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan and reduce liquid by about half, about 30 seconds. Add the milk and cornstarch mixture and stir. Reduce heat to low and simmer until mixture has thickened 1-2 minutes. Add the other 1/2 of the herbs to the pot.

3. Meanwhile rinse and pat dry salmon. Take lemon zest and 1/2 of the herbs and sprinkle over salmon. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Add olive oil to separate medium pan. Once the oil is shimmering, add the salmon with the skin side up. After 4 minutes, flip salmon over and cook for another 4 minutes or until salmon is medium rare. Remove from pan and squeeze 1/2 of lemon over it. Squeeze the other half over the onion and pea mixture.

5. Place onion and pea mixture on a plate. Then top with salmon.

ADAPTED from Plated recipe

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