MARTA IS A HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST (FOR A DAY, AND THANKS TO HELLOFRESH PREMIUM)

In between living a busy (and a bit crazy) life and being a mommy, I barely get to invite people for a meal that makes some sense. When friends come over, most of the time they get served ‘photoshoot leftovers’ with a side of ‘whatever is hanging in the fridge’, you get what I'm saying. I don't think they really mind but when I send them an invite for a full blown festive three course meal that I promised to serve warm haha, they said yes right away. 

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I don’t consider myself as a real chef (or even close) but I did feel a little bit like one on the day itself. HelloFresh offered me dinner with a new formula of a Premium dish added to your box - basically a restaurant worthy, excellent looking dish that you can make without having to slave away in the kitchen and (miss the dinner table gossip). And you guys, the dinner was seriously restaurant worthy! 

As a starter I served  coconut soup with haddock followed by tenderloin with veggies and seed-rice as main dish and ended with an apple and pear crumble *excuse me while I drool a little*. 

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The sweet and tangy sauce from the Premium dish was one of the best sauces I have ever eaten so it would be a crime not to share with you. Here’s how you do it: 

For 4 persons
1 chilli pepper
2 cloves of garlic
4 cm fresh ginger, grated
2 press oranges
40 ml of soy sauce
1 star anise
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
100 ml of orange juice
1/2 bouillon cube 

In a saucepan, put the ginger, red pepper, garlic, soy sauce, star anise, brown sugar and 100 ml orange juice. Bring to boil and wait till the sugar has melted. Add 150 ml boiling water, bouillon cube and mix. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. Keep warm on very low heat.

This sauce goes with, well euh... basically everything. Yes, even eaten cold with a spoon when all you guests have left. But if you want to be a little bit extra, serve it with bimi, paksoi and pork tenderloin.
Want to release your inner host(ess) god(des)? Add a Premium meal to your HelloFresh box, you won't regret it, I promise! 

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