Things are going to be settling down a bit around the Lovely Locavores household. After three weekends of guests, not only is our apartment really clean, but we are happy to cook just for ourselves. So, last night we poked around in our filled-to-the-brim freezers to come up with a tempting and tasty dinner that was low stress. Moosewood is a great place for that kind of inspiration, and is the source of this recipe: Asian Fish in a Packet.
Asian Fish in a Packet (Inspired by Moosewood Low Fat Cooking)
- 1 lb Fish (Flounder in our case)
- Leafy greens
- Green Onions
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- 2 inches of Ginger
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 2 tsp Sesame Oil
- Preheat the oven to 450 F
- Lay out a large piece of tin foil or parchement paper. Place the leafy green in the middle, and lay the fish over top. Sprinkle with green onions.
- Crush or chop the garlic and ginger.
- Mix ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Drizzle over the fish.
- Close the fish up in the tin foil, like a little packet. There are lots of guides out there, but we usually just fold the long side over, roll a bit, and then fold up the short sides two or three times. The important part is to not let any steam eascape.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Be careful when opening the packets, as the steam inside will be very very very hot. The fish should falke easily with a fork and be opaque.
We served our fish with spelt berries, but rice would be just as tasty. On the side we had Bok Choi sauteed with ginger and garlic and boiled edemame with sea salt. The edemame was older, so some of the pods were starting to dry, but they were still very good boiled and salted. Just boil a little longer to cook the older beans all of the way through.
Do you see the dirty little beak in the upper left corner? Right below that on the plate is a small pile of spelt berry hulls. Marion is funny in that she always ‘husks’ everything, taking out the soft middle while leaving behind the outer shell. It can make a mess, but at least she is eating well!
As a side note, Laura is getting a little tired of writing the day-to-day blog posts, so we are going to be switching things up a bit. Theresa will be the one providing most of the daily posts, and Laura may contribute a few philosophical posts. Photography, as usual, will be mostly Laura’s doing. So, if the tone of the posts change, that would be why! Any requests for our posts? Changes you would like to see? Let us know, and we will see what we can do!
Good eating to all!