Feeding a large family: Oven Roasted Fish, Cabbage and Broccoli
feeding a large family, my biggest desire is to feed healthy
and nutritious food. But I also have limited time to spend in food
preparation so easy and quick are important too. I
have found that roasting via our oven is a great way to accomplish
these goals. Most vegetables can be roasted in the oven in
large quantities and produce delicious side dishes. Below is a typical
meal for us, all using the oven for roasting.
Here is roasted cabbage. I threw in a few other veggies that
were cut up for other purposes but never used. Mostly carrots
and celery. Any other compatible odds and ends would work if
you had them lying around. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and
any other spices you like. The after picture is
after about 30 minutes of roasting in the oven at 350F.
This is fresh broccoli. You cut off the flowerets and then
peel the stem section with a vegetable peeler and thinly slice it and
mix it in too. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and
roast. This dish takes about 20 minutes in the oven at 350F
and the broccoli turns out perfect every time: done but still crunchy,
lovely carmelization for extra flavor.
I cover the cooked veggies with cookie sheets to keep the veggies warm
while we get the fish cooked. Keeps them nice and steamy and ready to
serve when the fish comes out.
Here is wild-caught flounder that we've seasoned with salt and pepper,
onion and garlic powders, a sprinkling if paprika and a wee bit of
thyme. Busy moms have no time to measure, so just
put them on in amounts that look good to your eye. You really
cannot overdo it, I promise. Then top with sliced onions and
you're ready to go. I use parchment paper under the fish to
keep it from sticking and making a big mess to scrub. For
efficiency's sake, I prep the cabbage and get it in the oven.
While that's going, I get the broccoli prepared and then get it in the
That takes about 10 minutes, which covers the extra 10 minutes that the
cabbage needs to be in the oven anyway. Then after
the broccoli is in, you have another 20 mintues to get your fish ready.
After the veggies are out and covered, turn up the oven to 550F and get
your fish in. It only takes about 10 minutes for the fish and that
gives you time to make drinks and get the table set for
dinner. Quick and easy, gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
do-able for moms of not only large families, but all moms who want to
feed their kids well, and not for much cost!
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