Thursday, 23 July 2015

Marley Spoon - Dinner in a Box

Marley Spoon – dinner in a box.  But don’t worry it’s not a box of processed food but instead everything that you need to create a meal including the meat, fresh fruit and vegetables and spices and as in our case the yoghurt.

All I had to provide was the salt & pepper and a little bit of cooking oil.  The instructions were on an A4 size card and really clear with pictures and good descriptions of each step.
We received the Chicken Tikka with Sweet Potato Salad to try.  It arrived well packed and labelled and was still cool when I got home from work even though it had been delivered in the day.

I didn't need to measure or weigh the spices, they were already the correct amount and quickly mixed the spices with the Greek Style yoghurt and made the marinade.  
Adding the chicken pieces they were mixed really well in the tikka marinade then put in the fridge while I got on with the salad.

I peeled the sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes, boiling them in salted water for about 8 minutes until fork soft.
When the sweet potatoes were almost ready I placed the marinated chicken pieces on a foil lined baking tray and popped into a hot oven for about 10-12 minutes.  The recipe card did say 8 minutes but I felt a few more were needed.
After the first 12 minutes I turned the pieces over and placed them under a hot grill and continued to cook until they were looking crispy and brown.
The sweet potatoes were mixed in a large bowl with the tomatoes, mint, coriander and lemon juice (all supplied by the way) and tossed with 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil and set aside.  Just before serving I sprinkled a bit of the mango powder also supplied.
We served them with the rest of the lemon cut into wedges.
The flavour was really authentic (Mr R did admit to not thinking he would like the chicken however really enjoyed it) and the sweet potato salad was quite refreshing.

There were three of us for dinner (the meal should feed 4) however there was just enough chicken for three – we would have struggled to feed one more on the amount of chicken supplied.  There was enough salad left for us both to take some to work the following day to add to some lettuce for a quick lunch. 
I would certainly have a look at the website next time I know I have a busy few days and get a box ordered.

We were sent the food box from Marly Spoon and all opinions and photos are my own.


  1. Looks delicious, Heidi. I love sweet potatoes.

    1. The salad was so simple and really really tasty. Made enough for lunch the following day too!

  2. These things are great for families I think? Generally they come in portions for four people...

    Yours looks pretty good though

    1. The do portions for 2 people too which makes a nice left over lunch!

  3. I love this idea for sweet potatoes too Heidi and I'm a great fan of something coming in a box so I don't have to think of what to cook.

    1. It is great now and again to let someone else do the thinking!!