Tuesday, September 12, 2006

As a belated wedding gift, my Aunt Elaine (seen earlier on this blog in August) gave John and me another piece of our great Polish pottery. This time, it was an oval baker large enough to serve a small dinner party. To break it in, I made up a very healthy recipe for dinner last week. My friend Judie was supposed to visit, but had gotten sick, so she wasn't able to come. However, I'd bought some great fresh veggies and had to use them. I cut a yellow squash, a zucchini, half a red onion, half a shallot, half a tomato, and a large handful of baby spinach in to very thin strips to make it look like a very colorful confetti. Then, I salted the veggies and mixed them all togther in a large glass bowl. Next, I spread a layer of the veggies in the bottom of the new baking dish, laid down a layer of tilapia (four pieces), and another layer of veggies. Then, I added about 1/2 a cup of vegetable broth and sprinkled about 1/2 a teaspoon of herbes de Provence over the top of the whole thing and baked it covered with aluminum foil for 40 minutes at 400 degrees F. I didn't set out to bake it that long, but that's how long it took after checking on it twice. Below is the photolog of the recipe. It came out much better than I thought it would, and I would definitely say it was dinner-party-worthy.

1 comment:

Flowers said...

Yummy! It looks tasty and the plate is nice. Lucky you!