Friday, June 10, 2011

Unbelievably Easy, Baked Veggies With Salmon

This was the main course of Shavuot Lunch and I took the left-overs to work for lunch the next day.  It's amazingly simple to prepare and can be made in all sorts of ways.

  • The baking paper is optional.  If you're using a "bake and serve" pyrex, ceramic or whatever dish for a fancy meal, then the paper ruins the elegance, though you can try to remove it before serving.
  • Place portion size pieces of frozen or fresh fish.
  • Add lots of raw vegetables, including onions and whatever herbs and spices you like.  If the fish is fresh it will cook very quickly, so the vegetables must be cut small or thin for quick cooking.
  • Dribble some oil on top.  I use just a bit of soy oil.  I've never gone for canola and rarely cook with olive oil, because cooking is the great equalizer when it comes to oils.  The heat makes them almost all the same, nutrition-wise.
  • Bake in a hot oven until almost fully cooked, then turn off the oven and let the remaining heat finish the job.  That is unless you have more things to bake and then cook until really cooked, so it will be healthy, bacteria dead etc.
Yes, it's that simple!!!

Which vegetables?  Almost any:
  • carrots
  • squash
  • cauliflower
  • eggplant
  • sweet potato
  • and more...

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