TASTY TUESDAY – BAKED FISH GOODNESS
Some nights I really can’t be bothered cooking dinner. Last night was one of those nights. Chris, the girls and I had been up since 4am to catch an early flight back to Tassie. The house was a mess with all the stuff still needing to be unpacked. The girls were feral – tired but hypo, running around, turning the house into a mummy with rolls and rolls of toilet paper. The last thing I felt like doing was cooking a meal. But my body was thirsting for some good nutritious, home-cooked food after being away, so I dragged myself into the kitchen to make a dish.
When I can’t be ‘bothered’ this simple baked fish recipe is one of my go to meals. It is oozing with omega-3 goodness, and warms me up on a chilly winter’s night like last night. The leafy greens make for a micronutrient explosion, and the brussels sprouts help aid liver detoxification. Plus, it takes all of 5 or 10 minutes to chuck everything together, so it’s super quick and easy. I usually change the ingredients up, depending on what veggies and herbs I’ve got lying around in the garden and fridge, and the type of fish. Any fish baked tastes delicious! This is what we had last night (sorry, not too sure of the quantities…I just fill the dish up to make enough for two meals for our family):
600g blue grenadier fish
Lots and lots of kale
A few handfuls of parsley and mint
A few tomatoes, sliced
A few handfuls of brussels sprouts, halved
A couple of lemons, sliced
1/2 packet of feta
(Sorry, told you the quantities are vague! Just have fun, experiment, it can’t go wrong!).
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Wash and chop the kale and herbs and fill the bottom of a casserole dish (don’t worry if the kale is bursting above the dish, it will soon wilt down).
3. Place fish on top of the greens. Arrange sliced tomatoes, brussels sprouts and feta over the fish.
4. Sprinkle feta on top, and bake in oven for approx. 20minutes.
5. When fish is just cooked through, take the dish out and devour that baked fishy goodness!
See, so easy. Can’t ever say you don’t have time to cook a nutrient-dense meal 🙂
p.s. The house still looks like a toilet-paper mummy. But at least we are well fed. Anyone want to come help me clean?!