This dish was just a big fat fail. I followed all directions and the rice was undercooked, the quail needed 10 more minutes, and I learned my husband hates rice cooked with stewed tomatoes. I was pleasantly surprised that this wasn’t as difficult as I feared- Plated said it was “Challenging” and it was actually fairly easy. It took me 43 minutes, only 3 over the estimated 30-40 from Plated. I was not a fan of the quail looking like quail. I enjoy eating meat, but I don’t like it when my meat looks like an animal, it makes me feel guilty. The quail itself tasted good, and it was partially deboned which was nice.
I did really enjoy the salsa verde. I have never cooked with anchovies before, or ever even really seen an anchovy. I thought that it gave the salsa a nice flavor, and it was somewhat entertaining to watch it dissolve while I stirred. I could have used a lot more salsa, it was very tasty and I would have liked to mix it in more with the rice.
This was the first Plated meal we ever had that created leftovers. My husband ate 1 quail and a little salsa, and was just not into it, so I packed up the rest for me to eat later. I have learned a good lesson, I will never again serve my husband stewed anything.
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