Cooking has become a rather therapeutic form of stress relief for me. This was more so after I decided to eat more healthily, so preparing my meals definitely gives me better control over what I’m feeding my body.
But as a working mom, it can sometimes be a form of stress especially when it means I have to get up early to prepare for the day’s meal or stay up late into the night to cook and wash up the dishes. Because of that most of my dishes tend to be rather unadventurous, sticking only to my tired and tested methods.
Last Saturday, I took part in the “Never too busy to cook”workshop conducted by Daniel who blogs at Daniel Food Diary and and Maureen, otherwise known as Miss Tam Chiak, to pick up some cooking tips and put my excuse of “too busy to cook” at rest. One of the dishes I’ve learnt was the grilled fish fillet with vegetables. It was such a flavorful delight that I decided to try my hand at it.
Here’s the recipe.
Grill Fillet With Vegetables
- 300gm fish fillet (washed and pat dry, sliced into 2 pieces)
- 120gm mushroom (sliced)
- 120gm colour capsicum (sliced)
- 4 baby potatoes (sliced)
- 2 carrots (sliced)
- 50gm onion large (sliced)
- 60g mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- Paprika powder
- Black pepper and salt (according to preference)
- 40g mozerella cheese (shredded)
- 2 1/2 tsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp teriyaki sauce
- 1 tsp garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp garlic (minced)
- 2 tsp teriyaki sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- A few oregano leaves
- A bit of black pepper and salt
- Marinate fillet with pepper, salt and Seasoning A. Leave aside for about 15 minutes.
- Mix mushroom,carrots, potatoes, capsicum and onion with Seasoning B. Leave aside.
- Place fillet on grill tray, towards outside. Next place the mushroom mixture towards the inner side of the tray.
- Sprinkle cheese and paprika on top of fillet and mushroom.
- Set double grill for 15 min by placing grill tray on top shelf.
Sadly, the grill function of my oven failed me, so I had to pop it in my Happy Call Pan for another 10 mins. I reckon, it would have tasted so much better if it had been properly grilled especially when it was topped with cheese. But what I did enjoy about this dish was how simple it was to prepare and how it was a nutritious and colorful one dish meal. For those watching your weight, just hold the cheese and mayo 🙂 Learning simple dishes to cook for my family is one of the things that I’m motivated to learn, because cooking for them is an demonstration of my love for them.
I’ve also taken up Daniel’s challenge to take part in his #CookForFamily initiative. It’s a bloggers-for-bloggers initiative where the objective is simply to get more bloggers to start cooking and bonding with their families. Sound great doesn’t it? To be part of this initiative, do drop him an email at DanielFoodDiary.at.gmail.com.
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