Food Review: Amazon Meal Kit Steak Au Poivre with Fries & Snap Peas

Amazon Meal Kits are the best, especially when you can whip up a meal with ease with little to no chopping or prepping involved. My cutting skills are sub par and I am incredibly slow with chopping. I am not MaterChef status or even the Junior version. So sad, I know. But I can follow directions and read pretty well.

Basic Info about Amazon Boxes:

  • Feeds two adults.
  • All ingredients are included except the Olive Oil, Vegetable Oil, Salt and Pepper.
  • Prices vary between $17 to $22
  • Directions are included with picture of the final meal
  • Most ingredients are already chopped for you but there are some ingredients that need to be chopped or cut/sliced while something else is cooking.

Now on to my review of the Steak Au Poivre:

  • Cost $18.99
  • Net Weight of 2 pounds 13 ounces (1.28 kg)
  • Lasts up to 2 to 3 days in the fridge before it expires. Expiration is always on the box.
  • Made the dinner between 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Meat net weight was less than 1 pound. I suggest you purchase an additional package of meat at the nearest supermarket if you need more protein and/or left overs.
  • Good amount of potatoes for the fries. I suggest you cut the fries close to 1/4 of an inch. I mistakenly sliced them really thin and the fries did not end up nice and crispy.
  • Packets of garlic powder and parmesan cheese were very minimal so I suggest you add a bit more to add an extra “kick” to your fries. I would use an additional tsp or two of both the garlic power and the cheese.
  • In addition to the garlic power and parmesan cheese, I would also use additional sliced almonds. I would use about 1 more tablespoon.
  • The sauce took longer than 5 minutes to create a creamy texture. I suggest about 15 minutes.
  • Follow the precise directions on how to cook the steak. The only recommendation is to decrease the time by one minute in the oven to have a more medium rare steak.
  • The snap peas were cooked to perfection. I recommend to not fry them for any longer than the recommended time.
  • Scale of 1 to 10 for a Meal regarding taste: 8; with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
  • Scale of 1 to 10 for an Amazon Meal Kit regarding taste: 8
  • Scale of 1 to 10 on level of difficulty: 4; 1 being the easiest and 10 being the most difficult. The first time I baked the fries I screwed up, but the second time the fries came out better. This is probably because I sliced the potatoes too thin the first time.
  • I would recommend this meal because it contained a piece of protein, a side of starch and greens. It was pretty filling but not enough room for leftovers or extra. I highly suggest adding an additional steak and possibly one to two more potatoes for extra fries.

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