Restaurants— due to lower indoor dining numbers as well as COVID restrictions have rearranged the way they serve the community. Local meal kit offerings and farmers baskets are popping up at your favorite restaurants. In this article, we will go in-depth into two of Sur Lie’s meal kit offerings.
Both of the Sur Lie meal kits were effortless. It took about fifteen minutes to prep, from start to finish & with a well-written ingredient and instruction list, it was trouble-free to execute. I never had to question the directions during the process because everything was straightforward. From the temperature to reheat the Bolognese, to the process of heating the pork shoulder.
The meal kits can be ordered directly from the Sur Lie website. The meal kit options are:
- Lamb Bolognese
- Roasted chicken breasts with butternut squash and black rice
- Braised pork shoulder with toasted couscous and grilled broccolini
- Chicken pot pie with mushrooms, potato, and carrots
(All current meal kits serve two people)
Ordering from the website is a breeze, and you could even do it right from your phone!
While I’ve never had the pleasure of dining inside at Sur Lie. I can say that I am pleased with their take home meal kits. I’ve never tried my hand at making a Bolognese from scratch but after this experience, I will definitely be taking a page from Sur Lie’s recipe book.
As a huge fan of all things citrus (going through a bag of lemons in my household per week), I enjoyed the incorporation of orange zest to the Bolognese. The lamb Bolognese from Sur Lie is unlike any other that I have had.
PORK SHOULDER COUSCOUS
The pork shoulder kit was an easier prep than the lamb Bolognese. This was a take and bake option. The pork shoulder could be heated in the oven in the same container it was packed in. The first instruction was to heat the pork for ten minutes at 350 degrees covered. I used tin foil to cover the tin pans but they suggest you can use the lid. After ten minutes, I added the couscous and broccolini tin to the baking tray, covered as well.
Sur Lie suggests heating both tin containers for five or so minutes more. I cooked it for about seven additional minutes because I wanted the food piping hot. The final instruction called for topping the dish with the provided salsa verde. This meal kit is almost too easy. Too easy not to eat the pork straight out of the tin pan, too easy not to drink that sweet and tangy broth.
You can order your meal kits on their website. The sitewide ordering for meal kits starts every Thursday at 11am, so have your pointer finger ready to click that mouse. Sur Lie has many other local options to order as well. Find cocktail mixers, fresh bread from Standard Baking Co., as well as farmer’s baskets directly on their website. Curbside pickup and local deliveries can be selected when placing your order. Call Sur Lie at 207-956-7350 if you have any more questions regarding their website offerings.