Saturday, December 10, 2016

HelloFresh: Cod Over Couscous with Citrus Dill Slaw

Hello Fresh had a deal for black friday, so we opted to try again for one week. Easy meals, with all directions delivered. We tried it about a year ago for a couple of weeks and enjoyed trying pre-picked recipes. It seems that now the recipes are a little simpler than they were last year.

The fish came out a little rubbery and could have been made better if cooked with butter and on a lower heat. The slaw came out shockingly good. It seemed like an unlikely combination of ingredients, but it was wonderful. The couscous was also okay.

Here is the original recipe:

Cod with couscous and citrus dill slaw

cod frying

Citrus Dill Slaw

All ingredients cut up

Items in our box!

In the box!


1 Orange
1 Lemon
3 Scallions
0.25 oz Dill
2 tbsp Capers
2 cups Shredded Red Cabbage
2 tbsp Sherry Vinegar
1 packet Veggie Stock Concentrate
3/4 cup Whole Wheat Couscous (Contains: Wheat)
12 oz Cod Fillets (Contains: Fish)


1. Wash and dry all produce. Peel and slice orange end-to end into rounds. Cut each round into quarters. Alternatively, peel orange and dice segments. Halve lemon. Thinly slice scallions, keeping greens and whites separate. Coarsely chop dill. Drain capers.
2. Make the slaw. Toss cabbage in a large bowl with oranges, scallion greens, dill, capers, sherry vinegar, and a large drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Make couscous. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add scallion whites and toss until softened, 2-3 minutes. Add 1 cup water and stock concentrate, and bring to a
boil. Add couscous, cover, and remove from heat.
4. Sear the cod.  Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large nonstick pan over high heat. Pat cod dry with a
paper towel, and season on all sides with salt and pepper. Sear cod until flaky and opaque, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside. TIP: Flip cod carefully—it’s very delicate!
5. Make lemon-butter sauce.  Add 1 TBSP butter to same pan over medium-high heat. Once
melted, add a squeeze of lemon (to taste). Season with salt and pepper.
6. Serve. Fluff couscous with a fork, and season with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon. Divide
between plates. Place cod on top, and drizzle with lemon butter sauce. Serve slaw on the side.

What we liked:

It was fun to try the new recipe. The slaw was surprisingly good!!!

What we didn't like:

The fish could have been significantly better if prepared a little bit differently. 

What Kaspian thought about it:

He did not care for this fancy dish. 

Next time:

Definitely make the slaw, do not make the fish following the recipe. 

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