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Chrissy Teigen and Blue Apron Team Up—And It's Delicious
Introducing Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen is that rare find – a celebrity who is open about loving food and loving to cook. Her cookbook, Cravings, became a New York Times bestseller when it was released in 2016 and her food blog So Delushious has millions of followers.
Fans love Chrissy for her honesty, her likeability, and her recipes. She’s a model and a celebrity, but she’s also real. Just like you, Chrissy is a self-taught chef. There’s no pretentious food jargon here. You know that she worked out how to cook just like you did. Then, there are her wonderful recipes. Inspired by her childhood in the kitchen with her Thai mother, Chrissy's food draws heavily on the flavors and spices of the Far East. If you’ve ever felt intimidated by the thought of making Thai food, Chrissy makes it totally accessible.
What is Blue Apron?
Blue Apron is a meal delivery service with a mission to help Americans enjoy fresh, seasonal produce, reduce food waste, and discover new recipes and tastes. You'll get all the ingredients you need to create delicious, enticing dishes several times a week, delivered right to your door anywhere in the contiguous US.
Blue Apron’s 2-person plan brings you all of the ingredients for 2 or 3 recipes that you choose from the week’s lineup of 8 chef-designed options. The Family plan offers 4 recipes each week for a family of 4. You can choose which 2 or 3 recipes you’d like to receive each week, or get all 4. Depending on your plan, you’ll be spending between $7.49 and $9.99 per portion on healthy, fresh, and delicious meals. Shipping is free for the Family plan and the 2-person plan has free shipping if you order 3 meals a week.
Blue Apron is more than just a food delivery service. It dreams of creating a better food system across the US, where farmers produce better-tasting, sustainable, and high quality produce for consumers who appreciate it. By teaching people how to cook, Blue Apron opens the door to a new world of delicious eating and shared food experiences
Why Blue Apron and Chrissy Teigen are Better Together
For 6 weeks, beginning on June 4, Chrissy Teigen is teaming up with Blue Apron. In addition to the varied, nutritious recipes you already know and love, you’ll find one recipe per week chosen and tested by Chrissy. It’s ideal for anyone who has ever wanted to learn to cook authentic Thai food, or who just loves flavor. If your mouth isn’t already watering, here’s a deep dive into what your taste buds have to look forward to.
Garlic & Soy-Glazed Shrimp with Charred Broccoli & Hot Green Pepper Sauce
This irresistible shrimp dish draws on Chrissy’s heritage. The rich, fiery hot green pepper sauce uses both jalapeno and bird’s eye peppers, beloved of Thai cooks. Wake up your taste buds with the garlic and soy glaze, lightened by the tangy freshness of juicy limes. Discover how to produce perfect charred broccoli that even your pickiest eater won’t leave on the side of their plate.
At the same time as enjoying a whole new flavor sensation, you’ll master the fundamental techniques and tricks of Thai cooking. Sweet, savory, acidic, and fiery elements combine to produce a taste explosion that will leave you astonished by your own cooking ability.
Sesame Chicken Noodles with Bok Choy
Sesame noodles are a classic Thai dish and are eaten with almost every meal. Now, you can learn how to cook and serve this tantalizing Oriental food to your family. Chrissy’s sesame noodles are tender, creamy, nutty, and savory, enveloped in a tahini and sambal oelek sauce that has them sliding down with a burst of flavor and heat.
It’s accompanied by cubes of fresh, sustainable chicken breast marinated in a rich soy sauce, sesame oil, red wine vinegar, and honey blend to spark a new taste sensation, balanced perfectly by the clean, aromatic bok choy. We guarantee that you’ll be licking the plate.
Chinese Chicken Salad with Crispy Wontons
Imagine perfect Chinese chicken salad, made exactly the way you like it. The chicken is flavorsome and succulent, accompanied by just the right balance of vegetables and crispy noodles. On top, rests a scattering of wonton noodles, fried until they are golden brown and crunch delightfully between your teeth. A sweet and spicy dressing of authentic Thai sambal oelek, sour rice vinegar, dark sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, and garlic add the complexity and depth of flavor that you need to complete this dish.
Now, imagine the moment of pride when you serve it sizzling from the pan at the perfect moment. That’s what you can expect from this Blue Apron-Chrissy Teigen dish.
Chicken Lettuce Cups with Sweet Peppers, Mushrooms & Jasmine Rice
A light, fresh meal that doesn't leave you feeling heavy but also doesn't compromise on flavor. High quality, tender ground chicken is mixed with earthy cremini mushrooms and juicy sweet peppers for a yielding texture. To get your mouth watering and start your stomach rumbling, you'll drizzle it all with an irresistible dressing that blends sweet chili sauce, lip-smacking hoisin sauce, fiery sambal oelek, and tangy rice vinegar into the perfect marriage of sweet, sour, and spicy.
Instead of a roll or a taco, you’ll serve it on soft leaves of butter lettuce with a bed of perfumed jasmine rice to absorb all of the delicious juices, because it would be a crime to lose one drop. It’s the meal you crave – heaven on the nose, exhilarating on the taste buds, easy on the stomach.
Chipotle-Lime Chicken Fajita with Mushrooms, Monterey Jack & Crema
Enjoy a new twist to the fajita with Chrissy Teigen’s original recipe. Bring together the fabulousness of smoky, powerful chipotle, jazzy lime, smooth, sour crema, sweet mild Monterey Jack, and earthy mushrooms into a flavor explosion that will transform your dinner. Only Chrissy Teigen and Blue Apron can bring you the high-quality ingredients that elevate your simple Mexican dish into a banquet. Sour, sweet, smooth, rough, smoky, and fiery marry into an ecstasy of taste with every bite.
Pork Banh Mi Sandwiches with Pickled Cucumbers & Carrots
Discover the complexity of Vietnamese fusion cooking with Chrissy Teigen’s recipe for pork Banh Mi sandwiches. Blue Apron sends you the classic, inimitable Vietnamese baguettes that are soft yet chewy inside that slightly crispy crust, along with all of the quality ingredients you need to create a banh mi sandwich that will have you hooked. Fill it with sustainable, delectable pork and a rich smear of authentic French pate. Place delightfully sour, yet pleasantly crunchy pickled cucumbers and carrots to nestle alongside them. The best spicy, fiery, yet irresistible sauce you’ve had yet completes this dish which brings the humble sandwich to a new level.
Taste the Difference
The collaboration between Chrissy Teigen and Blue Apron can bring nothing but benefits to Blue Apron’s many satisfied customers. Blue Apron members will enjoy a thorough understanding of a new cuisine and discover flavors and tastes that you may not have experienced before, but you'll need to have again. Best of all, there's guidance and encouragement from an expert who knows the way real cooks work so that you'll be able to make these recipes again and again. It's clear that once will never be enough.