So we have to tell you about this one and ignore all those other recipes we have been trying out since our last post. It's about the easiest thing we've ever thrown together. And it's yummy. And it's vegetables. And it's fun.
Now. Don't blink. You'd might miss it.
(We prepared a pot of brown rice.) We chopped 1 lb worth of zucchini.
We chopped 2 tomatoes.
We chopped 1 handful of cilantro leaves, 1 piece of feta cheese, 2 green onions, and squeezed the juice of 1 1ime and placed them on the table.
When the rice was done, we heated a couple gluggs of olive oil and warmed the zucchini for 3 minutes and
then added the tomatoes and about half of the green onions for another 3 minutes. A little salt and pepper to taste.
Then we set down and ate.
Everybody got to garnish their own dish with the greens and the feta to their delight. Oh my! Talk about healthy and yummy and fun for the kids.
The inspiration for this came from a superb website called skinny taste by Gina Homolka. Check out her work. She takes a mean picture, writes eloquently, and knows her food.
Yup. Quark. That's straight out of our German cookbook and it tastes like spring. It's a delicious dairy dipping sauce for your taters. Oh yes! Somebody could make some real money selling this stuff stateside. You could have Quark-Counter-Franchises. You know. With Quark Merchandise and all.
But we digress. Back to the food at hand. We started by marinating 4 rock fish filets in a sauce of roughly 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 sliced cloves of garlic, the zest of 1 organic lemon, salt, and pepper.
We mixed it all through with our hands and stuck it into the fridge for an hour.
Then we washed and cut up a few handful of colorful potatoes of various sizes, covered them with water, added half a tablespoon of salt, brought them to a boil and cooked them for about 15 minutes till we were satisfied with their tenderness.
At the same time we brought a second pot of water to a boil. We washed and cut 2 heads of broccoli into their florets and dropped them into the boiling water for only about 2 minutes, nibbling to ensure a good texture. We fished them out and prepped them with the juice of 1 lemon, salt, and pepper.
Last but not least we made the Quark. For this we mixed up Greek yogurt with half as much sour cream, olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon, salt, and pepper. Then we picked some herbs from the garden, namely chives and parsley, chopped them up, and added them to the mixture.
12 minutes before dinner time we got the marinated fish filets from the fridge and fried them in a pan from both sides till we liked them.
Mmmmmmmmmh! Yummy. Everybody was happy. No leftovers!
Well it took about 45 minutes. But that was roasting time.
We cranked the oven up to 450F and started chopping up veggies that seemed suitable for roasting: peppers, leak, onion, garlic, and a medley of colorful carrots from Trader Joe's. We also added some freshly minced Rosemary,olive oil, salt, and pepper.
We mixed it all up with our hands and spread it all over a roasting tray and shoved it into the oven.
Then we prepared a pot of brownrice by melting 2 minced cloves of garlic in olive oil, adding 3 cups of water with salt, bringing it to a boil, adding 1.5 cups of the rice, seeing it boil again, and then turning the stove to the lowest setting, till it was done.
After the veggies had been roasting for 20 minutes we doused them with a couple tablespoons worth of malt vinegar and then continued the roasting for another 20 minutes.
We brightened today's morning with our first omelettes.
2 eggs were whisked up with a fork. We added salt and pepper and a dash of heavy cream.
Then we sautéed a good handful of veggies in our cast iron skillet with a bit of olive oil. We used small tomatoes, fresh basil, and spinach.
We removed most of the veggies and replaced them with a chunk of butter and added the eggs. As the eggs were hardening, we shredded plenty of Parmesancheese on top of them. Then we placed the sautéed veggies on one half of the forming omelette and folded it over.
Oh my! These things melted on our tongues with no remorse. Only good can come after such a breakfast.