Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cooking with Friends - Recipe: Fish, Rice, and Veggies

My son and I joined our friends on a Sunday afternoon to make a delectable and nutritious meal.

We baked flounder with olive oil, lemon, S&P and butter Рtopped with tomato, garlic and basil; saut̩ed broccolini and asparagus in olive oil, garlic, basil and oregano and parmesan cheese; and brown rice to boot.

The most enjoyable part was allowing the 3 youngest children to help – they were eager to join in the fun. A & B are both 3 and C is 6. Yes their names start with those letters!

C added butter to each fish (we had 9 cold water caught flounder); he squeezed the lemons for juice, and stirred the tomatoes. 

A & B helped by sprinkling the fish with s&p, covering them with lemon juice and olive oil, and finally topping the fish with the tomatoes. 

We covered the fish and baked for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

While the fish were baking, A & B prepared the asparagus by snapping off the ends. We sauteed the greens with 10 minutes left on the fish and finished with some brown rice.

We made a reduction using strawberries and organic evaporated cane sugar. I had more strawberries that were sliced and whipped cream to top a nice angel food cake bought from Trader Joe’s to serve for dessert. (No image available for this one because we were very excited about continuing our feast.)

All-in-all, we had a great time spending the day with friends. The kids said they enjoyed 'cooking' and are hopeful to do it again real soon. While we ate our dinner, all you could hear from A, B & C was yumm mmmm yumm as they chewed. That's a happy moment! =)

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