Between all the seamless orders, cafeteria food at work, and eating out, it’s refreshing to get regular doses of good ol’ wholesome food that is barely transformed by the cooking process. I’m talking about simply roasting fresh produce or meat with evoo, sea salt and freshly ground pepper in a high temperature oven to get tasty charred edges while preserving the food’s structural integrity and nutritional value. My 5 favorite things to cook this way are:
- whole fresh okra
- cauliflower florets
- broccoli florets
- portobello mushrooms
- high quality fresh salmon steaks
Just take any of the above, place in a 1 gallon zip-lock bag, toss in 2-3 tablespoons of evoo, generous amounts of sea salt & freshly ground black pepper– shake!, and toss onto a baking sheet (lined with parchment/foil to make clean up an ease), pop into a 425 degree oven for 20 mins for #1-4, and 10-15 mins for #5. And ta-dah, done. So easy!