Saturday, March 22, 2008
WOW! I never thought that something so very easy could be so absolutely delicious. I mean-there weren't even dishes to wash, just a cutting board and a knife. This recipe serves only 1, but it could easily be made to serve as many as needed. Just make an individual foil parcel for everyone, and oh, if serving to company, plates may be needed!
I've been alone a lot these days, especially now that scupper started preschool. I've been really busy though, and I am starting school in the second week of April. So expect a lot of quick and easy meals like these and in single portions. Gone are the days of cooking for friends, Oven Roasted Tomatoes, and individual Spanokopita triangles. In fact, half the time, I've been eating vegetarian products from the supermarket. So coming soon will be reviews of a lot of things one finds in the organic veggie section of the supermarket and creative ways to use them efficiently to create easy, healthy meals.
Cod and Veggies in Foil Parcels
(for a more elegant presentation, use parchment paper and serve with boiled parley new potatoes or stuffed baked potatoes)
- 3-5 ounces cod or other firm fleshed white fish
- one large handful of baby spinach
- one handful of carrot matchsticks or julienned carrots
- 5 spears of asparagus, cut on the diagonal
- 1/2 of a small leek, cleaned and thinly sliced
- 3 thinly sliced lemon round
- olive oil
- sea salt and black pepper
- preheat oven to 400 degrees
- put the handful of spinach in the center of a large piece of aluminum foil
- somewhat evenly distribute the carrots and asparagus over the spinach
- put the fish in the center of the veggies, lightly drizzle all with olive oil, and sprinkle all liberally with salt and pepper
- put the leeks on top of the fish, add the lemons, and dot everything with butter
- wrap up the foil to make a parcel and bake until fish is opaque, about 15-20 minutes.