Deviating from my normal reviews… I’ve been the recipient of a few FreshDirect promos lately for their heat&eat line of food. I documented it- so far, they’ve both been salmon.
The first one, an individual, supposedly under 500 calories meal for one person (for my non-New York readers, if you want to see their description, you need to enter a NYC zip code- try 10017), was a lemon dill salmon with asparagus and fingerling potatoes. The instructions tell me to just remove the cardboard packaging, pop it in the microwave for xx seconds, let it sit for a few minutes then peel the plastic back and enjoy. Sure.
As you can see, the overall effect came out to be a little… well, blah. There’s one tiny sliver of a lemon included, but it pretty much dried up; the asparagus and potatoes helped keep the salmon off the bottom of the container, and I think, helped “steam” the fish, which gave it a sort of moist but bland flavor. It could have done with salt, which I understand is a hard seasoning to add since that draws out moisture, but even the dill was lackluster and just… boring. The salmon was cooked to an alright done-ness, but still. Just eh. The asparagus was overcooked on some edges, the potatoes dreadfully tasteless. I ate it dutifully but desperately wished that it tasted better. I was glad I hadn’t paid the $10.99 they ask for this item; it was way boring and if I were on a diet, this would just make me further hate being on a diet.
Yvo says: Pass on this one.