Foil baked cod and salmon

Foil baked cod and salmon

This baked fish was inspired by recipes I found in food.com.There were countless recipes out there, from a simple dory to a more fancy one that involved cod and salmon. Since my fridge is stocked up, I decided to try something new.

I molded the aluminum foils first, then arranged it on a pizza pan. I took my time prepping the vegetables and fishes, brought out my mini spice rack and start to ensemble this dish.

Here I made two with hash brown topping and three without. Personally I like the ones with the hash brown toppings because it was crunchy, I tried a spoonful. The healthier version is also tasty.

Foil baked cod and salmon

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Time: 1 hour (including prep)
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 salmon fillet
  • 2 cod fillets
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 onion (chopped roughly)
  • 1/2 a pack of cherry tomatoes
  • hash brown (if preferred)
  • seasoning: salt, pepper,lemon juice

Directions

  • Cut the fish into medium size chunks and fill the aluminum foils
  • Garnish with cherry tomatoes, onions and brocoli on top
  • Dash of seasoning
  • Bake 205 Celsius, 25-30 min

Foil baked cod and salmon

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Foil baked cod and salmon with hash brown

Spicy Christmas dinner for 3

This is not a traditional Christmas dinner spread, and it’s not so much about celebrating Christmas and I usually don’t, it’s just end of the year feeling that gets me super excited. My taste buds needs a jolt, and I’m digging into my Asian palette to get me through it. First of I baked chili cod fish in a marinate of 3 dark sauces (oyster, fish sauce and soy), then threw in a few chilies, kafir leaves, garlic and lemon juice, I got myself a decent thai ‘ish fish recipe, and the husband keeps on cautioning me about spicy food while he can’t help himself with more of it, I tend to weigh in more on the gesture than words which makes me smile remembering it. This one ends with that zing on your tongue. Bake for 25 minutes under foil 200 Celsius. Note to self, do not add in salt, the dark sauces were salt substitute.

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The second dish is baked chicken with homemade sauce. This is a milder dish, we played this game where 2 of them guessed the ingredients.They guessed ridiculous things too, like coca-cola,eggs, white chocolate. In the end I caved in and told them what it was. I like to cut the chicken in large sizes because it shrank about 70% once it cooked, or I look at the vegetable on top, once it’s wilted and creased, it’s ready. I happen to have leftover pumpkin, carrots and broccoli so I layered it: sauce, vegetables, chicken, and then back to sauce. Bake for 30 minutes 215 Celsius.IMG_1299

I am contemplating on giving up using stove, especially for frying. This is probably a futile effort because some of the best Indonesian dishes come from frying things. Maybe next year. Merry Christmas and Happy new year, I hope 2015 will bring us all good health, luck and wealth.

Baked beans (Yemeni recipe)

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Today I made a traditional Yemeni breakfast with a modern take. I don’t remember what my mother in law called it, but it’s baked beans, eggs, with Yemeni spices. Traditionally, we ate it in the morning with homemade bread, either with Adeni or Arabic mint tea.

I have the stone bowl (meda3) to make the baked beans, but I decided to try it with my new oven instead. I’m loving my Breville smart oven, it’s the best investment in my opinion.

This is how I made it

  1. Baked beans with tomato sauce
  2. 4 eggs, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, paprika, and Yemeni spice (use your favorite seasoning like Italian spice)
  3. 200 Celsius, leave to bake for 15-18 minutes.