Sunday, June 13, 2010

Foil-Wrapped Bronzino w/Veggies

Whole Bronzino (about 1.5lbs)
Fresh Thyme* (12 sprigs)
2 Fresh Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 Large Lemon, thinly sliced
1/4 C. White Wine (always use a wine that you enjoy drinking)
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
  1.  Preheat an oven or gas grill to 415F.
  2. Lay a piece of foil (big enough to wrap the fish) on a baking sheet. 
  3. Make 3-5 small slits (1-2" long) on each side of the fish.   
  4. Oil the the fish, inside the cavity and all over the skin. Season with salt and pepper. 
  5. Fill the cavity with lemon slices, garlic, and thyme. Add the white wine. 
  6. Wrap the fish in the foil creating a package.
  7. Put the wrapped fish (on the baking sheet if using the oven) into the oven or grill.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, until fish is white and still moist. 
*This recipe can be made using pretty much any fresh herb, or combination of herbs, so get creative!

Sauteed Veggies:
2 Cloves Fresh Garlic, thinly sliced
1 T. Fresh Thyme Leaves
Large Handful of Mushrooms (I used this really wacky cluster of mushrooms, pictured below)
1/2 Large Red Bell Pepper, julienned
12 Asparagus Spears, sliced on a diagonal (1" slice)
2 Carrots, peeled and sliced on a diagonal (1" slice)
1 Zucchini, julienned

  1. Add the oil to a preheated pan and then add garlic, thyme, and mushrooms. Toss or stir to coat. Cook for one minute, without touching the pan (you want the mushrooms to brown slightly). Add a little sea salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Add the rest of the veggies and toss or stir to coat. Cook another 3-5 minutes, until cooked but still al dente. You want the veggies to retain their freshness and not get mushy, so keep an eye on them. 
  3. Serve with fish or chicken  and enjoy!

I served this with some kale I had in the fridge, that needed to be was fine, but I wouldn't do it again. I really liked the freshness of the veggies with the fish and felt like the earthiness of the kale just wasn't what I was looking for...oh well! I got some extra vitamins (A, C, and K) in my meal...and it was tasty, just not exactly what I was going for with this meal. 

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