Cooking with Sun Basket
The box and insulation are designed to keep your ingredients cold through shipment; however, once your box arrives it's important to put the ingredients in your refrigerator.
Storing meats and fish
All of our meats are cryovaced and frozen to keep them fresh. Your Sun Basket box is constructed to act like a cooler; however, it is natural for your meat and seafood packages to thaw during transport. When you unpack your Sun Basket box, check to make sure that proteins have arrived at or below refrigerated temperatures. Immediately refrigerate all meats until ready to cook. We suggest placing the sealed proteins in the refrigerator on a plate or in a plastic bag to capture any liquid that may come off the packages as they thaw.
Ingredient bags in the fridge
We put all the Sun Basket recipe ingredients in a bag so everything is together and easy to find. You can put the whole bag in your fridge, but it's always a good idea to take a peek inside to check on things or to see if there's an avocado, tomato or peach that could use a little ripening on the counter.
A quick word on produce
Aside from some pre-washed greens, many of Sun Basket's fresh vegetables are coming directly from our family of farmers and haven't been washed. We generally recommend you give them a rinse before cooking. Leafy greens and whole vegetables will generally keep best in your fridge crisper drawer, but onions, shallots, and certain fruits will be fine outside the fridge.
We recommend you plan your meals in the following order:
- Seafood or fish (up to 3 days after original delivery date)
- Chicken, red meats, and pork (up to 5 days after original delivery date)
- Vegetarian meals (up to 5 days after original delivery date)