Meal Kit

Romesco Potato Croquettes

with tomato and spinach orzo

Prep & Cook Time: 50-60 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy

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There are a lot of words here to break down… what does this all mean? “Romesco” is a sauce that hails from Catalonia, made by fisherman to top their fish. It's usually a mix of nuts such as almond or pine, tomatoes, pepper, and garlic (all tasty good things). A “croquette” is a thick disk, breaded and deep-fried. And potatoes? Well, if you don't know what potatoes are you should definitely order this. (And you should order this anyway, because it is yummy as all heck.)

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Yukon Potatoes
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    3 fl. oz. Garlic Aioli
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Pepper
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    ½ tsp. Sriracha Salt
  • ½ oz. Baby Spinach
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    ½ cup Italian Panko Blend
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    6 oz. Orzo Pasta
  • 2 tsp. Mirepoix Broth Concentrate
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    3 Tbsp. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 2 Medium Pots
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • Meatlovers! Cook proteins in a large non-stick pan over medium heat with 1 tsp. olive oil and add to meal as desired. If using chicken, pat dry, and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1” dice. Stir occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using salmon, sear, skin side up first, until golden brown and salmon reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side. If using ribeye, cook until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side. Rest, 3 minutes. Halve to serve. If using pork chops, cook until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side. Rest, 3 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare Ingredients and Cook Potatoes

    Peel and cut potatoes into large evenly-sized chunks. Bring another medium pot with potato chunks covered by water to a boil. Cook until fork-tender, 14-18 minutes. Drain potatoes in a colander and return to pot. While potatoes boil, coarsely chop spinach. Core tomato and coarsely chop.

  2. 2

    Start Orzo and Form Croquettes

    Once water is boiling (in pot without potatoes), add orzo and cook until al dente, 4-5 minutes.
    Drain orzo in a wire-mesh strainer. Return to pot and stir in 1 tsp. olive oil. Cover and set aside. To pot with potatoes, add 1 Tbsp. roasted red pepper pesto (reserve remaining for aioli), ¼ cup panko (reserve remaining for topping), Sriracha salt (to taste), and a pinch of pepper. Mash until smooth. Place remaining panko on a plate. Form potato-panko mixture into four evenly-sized balls. Flatten balls to form evenly-sized disks. Place disks on plate with panko and flip until completely coated.

  3. 3

    Fry the Croquettes

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Carefully, add potato croquettes to hot pan and cook undisturbed until golden, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer croquettes to a plate and season with a pinch of salt. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  4. 4

    Finish the Orzo

    Return pan used to cook croquettes to medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add tomatoes to hot pan and stir occasionally until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add ¼ cup water, mirepoix base, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Stir constantly, 1 minute. Stir in orzo, spinach, half the garlic aioli (reserve remaining for pesto aioli), and garlic pepper until combined and smooth. Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Make Roasted Red Pepper Aioli and Finish Dish

    In a mixing bowl, combine remaining garlic aioli, remaining roasted red pepper pesto, and 1 Tbsp. water until smooth. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping potato croquettes with aioli. Bon appétit!

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