I love cooking in my oven. It's easy and I don't have to pay too much attention once it's in the oven. Because of our family schedule, our big dinner is usually Saturday nigh. So I guess this post should really be titled Saturday Supper.
I made baked fish a couple of weekends ago. On the same day we saw Finding Nemo 3D. I didn't connect the two when I pulled out the tilapia to defrost. The kids didn't mind. I had planned on making our usual fish pockets, but was feeling a little too lazy to fold up six individual packets.
Instead, I put everything in a baking dish. I LOVE my Emile Henry lasagna baking dish. It goes from oven to table. My dish is red but it comes in different colors. I should hit Ross or Marshall's and look for more dishes from the Emile Henry line. I've used this dish for everything from lasagna to pork tenderloin to desserts.
I placed the fish into the dish in one layer, then added about 1/2 cup of orange juice (our secret ingredient according to Sophia so shhhh!). Then seasoned it with salt, pepper, dried oregano, and lime juice. I also topped it with sliced limes. Then baked it in the oven at 375F for 20 minutes.
I also prepped and roasted fingerling potatoes, grape tomatoes, and patty pan squash from our CSA while I prepared the fish. The veggies take a little longer to cook so I put them in the oven about 20 minutes before the fish. I also added onions, while cloves of garlic and carrots.
While the fish baked, I cleaned and steamed the green beans and just salted and added a wee bit o' butter.
The dish was a hit! The orange juice cooked down enough to become a sauce for the fish. The kids asked for seconds and there was plenty for leftover dinner the next evening. I love cooking meals like this for my family. It makes sitting down together for meals special.
I even made a peach crisp for dessert. I wish I could cook like this every evening but that's not realistic.
What did you have for Sunday supper?
Why Can't Sunday Supper Happen Every Night?
Thien-Kim aka Kim