March is Nutrition Month - the theme this year: "Celebrate Food..... From Field to Table"
Here is an interesting piece on preserving farmland on The Current :
ROASTED VEGGIES AND SALMON EN PAPILLOTE
Getting a little tired of winter veggies? Same old carrots, potatoes, parsnips,.......
have you tried roasting them?
Roasting veggies intensifies their flavours and creates some interesting textures: sweet and salty, crispy and creamy - YES! You will be turned on by root veggies once more! Not a Brussel Sprouts lover? Roast them and try them again!
Onions make you cry? Roast them and you won't shed a tear!
Preheat the oven to 400.
Peel (if necessary), and cut the veggies into similar sizes for even cooking. Don't cut them too small.
Peel some garlic cloves - but leave them whole - they will taste like creamy candy!!
Throw all of the veggies in a bowl and toss with a little olive oil.
Go ahead and season them with a little freshly ground salt and pepper.
Adding a few sprigs of rosemary is not a bad idea either....
Spread the veggies out in a single layer on a baking sheet and put them in the oven.
Toss them around every few minutes
Test a couple pieces after about 30 minutes to see if they are tender. Cook until tender and carmelized.
So maybe you have been roasting veggies for years and you are thinking - 'oh, I opened up this blog post for THIS....ho hum, Edie, tell me something I don't already know.'
Have you used parchment bags yet? Or should I say have you cooked 'en papillote' ?
SALMON EN PAPILLOTE
Rinse and pat your filets dry (salmon, trout, haddock etc).
Put a slice of lemon on top of each filet - you may want to season with herbs or just a grind of salt and pepper.
Slide them into the parchment bag - or create a bag out of parchment paper. Put this on a baking sheet. (I actually just threw my bag o' salmon right on top of the veggies!)
When the roasted veggies are about 10- 12 minutes away from being tender, put the fish in the oven. Cook until the fish flakes easily and is opaque.
Careful opening your papillote! It will be STEAMY AND HOT!
|Bella making snow angels|