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Cooking Ideas

Sometimes my  random recipe thoughts work out. Sometimes they don’t. And sometimes they are somewhere in between.

The fish was the part that worked. The veggies? Not so much.

I had picked up a bag of frozen tilapia (don’t judge me, it’s more economical) at the store this weekend and was toying with recipes. I ultimately decided to try a foil packet Monday night.

Ingredients: 1 fish fillet, 1 squash, sliced, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp dry white wine, 1/4 tsp lemon juice,  square sheet of foil

Directions: Place fish fillet and squash on foil, then pour oil and wine over them. Wrap foil into a neat square package and cook for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Once cooked, open the packet and spread tsp of lemon juice over the fish and veggies.

What worked: The fish was perfect. It was incredibly tender, fresh and delicious. No overbearing ingredient to take away from the natural fish flavor.

What didn’t: The squash. It was overcooked, thus making it mushy. I accidentally let the packet cook more to 23-24 minutes, which may have something to do with that. Oops. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Cooking Ideas

  1. Yellow squash is awfully watery to begin with, so it’s tough to end up with non-mush squash unless you cook it long enough to cook out some of the water–which is practically impossible in foil-pouch cooking. Green beans, sliced potatoes (regular or sweet), or butternut squash would all work better should you want to try this one again 🙂

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