I figured out how to cook fish in aluminum foil when I was on a diet last year and constantly exhaused. I learned later my exhaustion was not my diet, I was pregnant. Ha ha!
Anyway, because this recipe was cheap, easy and healthy I began to make it a lot when I was pregnant. I was coming home from work late in the evening and I needed something that could be prepped and cooked in under 30 minutes.
This is very healthy, it has protien, fiber and all the minerals and nutrients associated with squash and zucchini like vitiamin C and magense. And it's so inexpensive I made mine with Tilapia and it costs about $1.90 per person or about $2.06 if you eat over rice.
What you'll need:
Four pieces of tilapia (or red fish or salmon)
Fresh or dried cilantro
**I have also put onion, oranges and lemon pepper. You can use pretty much anything. That's the beauty of this recipe.
Preheat your oven to 350 and let's get started.
Chop your veggies and make certain your fish is fully thawed.
Tear off four peices of foil. Place a piece of fish one each piece of foil. Sprinkle the fish with soy sauce and cilantro.
Cover each peice of fish with a healthy portion of the vegetables. Beleive me, two zuchini and two squash go a long way.
Fold the foil over the veggie and fish like a little envelope. Place all four foil packs on a baking sheet and place in the oven. You will need to cook it about 25 minutes.
Spring came early. Which concerns me. But it also means spring and summer crops are now available and since shopping in season is so important to save money and have a more sustainable plate, that makes me happy.
So summer squash and zuchini are plentiful in these parts. Since I do most of my produce shopping at the local farmer's market, that means they are a little cheaper now.
Last night we had burgers. And I wanted a good side dish that wasn't french fries. But seriously, what is a burger without french fries?
What about seasonal oven fries??? I have saved the day!
What you'll need:
about a cup of bread crumbs
1/4 grated parmesan
a paper bag
a greased cookie sheet
Preheat that oven to 425 and let's get started!
Wash your veggies and chop off the ends. Then cut each in half. The halves can then be cut in to four fries each. (Each vegetable will yield 16 fries.)
Dump the bread crumbs and parm in to a paper bag and shake.
In a bowl whisk your eggs.
Put your chopped vegetables in to your eggs and mix with your hands. Yes, use your hands. You can wash them later.
Then put the vegetables in the bag and shake, shake, shake.
Place the vegetables on your cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes. These are so good. If you can't eat "fries" without dipping them might I recommend a little Greek yogurt and ranch mix. Yummy!