Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Basil Turbot Fillet with Roasted Mixed Veggies and Rice

My mom has been in town recently; hence my.. ahem.. complete lack of posts for April. I have been eating to my hearts content every night without breaking a sweat..

So now that she is back home again :( I am going to have to familiarize myself with the kitchen...again..

Today's meal is a simple fix, with lots of vegetables, a pre-marinated fish fillet for protein, and a small amount of rice to provide fuel for the day. The fish (frozen, Trader Joes) was baked at 375 degrees for 34 mins, but was overcooked, so if I had a do-over, I would have taken it out of the oven about 5 minutes earlier.

The mixed vegetables are essentially the only thing I prepared, with sliced baby portobello mushrooms, sliced zucchini and summer squash, onions and a diced tomato. I roasted all of these together in a small amount of olive oil and added a dash of freshly ground peppercorns and salt. The key to this is to set the stove to high, add the mushrooms and onions and let them brown (if youve prepared portobello mushrooms before you will know this alone will smell amazing) then turn the heat to medium and add the squash and tomato. Simple summer flavor!