One dish meals. Oh goodness, we love them! I mean, throw everything in a pot or pan, cook, serve, bam! You’re done. And if you’re like us, maybe you make a couple of dishes and save some for the next day? Leftovers for lunch is like GOLD!
Really though, one dish meals can save you a ton of time in the kitchen and make week night dinners delicious and healthy.
When I cook one dish meals, I focus on making them balanced. This means healthy fats, protein, carbs, and flavor. Hey, good taste has to be included, right? You don’t want a one dish meal without flavor, that would be a waste. Flavoring is KEY to make the whole dish come together.
Here’s my fish dish trick. —> Try pairing light fish (like cod or haddock) with a starchy vegetable and then add a more fats by roasted the potatoes in ghee, duck fat, or butter. (optional). Or choose a fatty fish (like salmon) to go with a fruit grain (like wild rice or quinoa) and keep the veggies more green based, like spinach, kale, etc. I use lemon and olive oil to keep the flavor light with more fatty fish.
- ½ cup diced onion and celery (1/4 cup each)
- ¼ tsp chili pepper or paprika
- dash of sea salt and black pepper
- ½ tsp garlic.
- 3 cups diced potatoes
- 2 cod fillets (4oz-5oz) - Or other white fish. I use sizzlefish Cod
- ¼ cup honey mustard dressing
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- lemon juice
- feta cheese or goat cheese to top (optional)
- 1 tbsp butter, ghee, or duck fat
- First, lightly pan fry your potatoes in sea salt and duck fat. cook until slightly tender but not all the way cooked. Next, coat your fillets in a mustard dressing and lemon juice then set aside. Combine your veggies and potatoes together, mix with balsamic vinegar and the rest of your seasoning. Place your fish fillets in a casserole dish, add your veggies and potatoes on top along with feta cheese. Bake at 450F for 15-17 minutes. Broil the last minute to make Brussel sprouts crispy!
Both of these styles of fish dishes are great for those looking to refuel after a workout or for growing kids! A good source of omegas, glycogen from the rice/potatoes, and antioxidants from the veggies.
Mmm k. Who’s hungry?
What’s your go to one dish meal? I’d love more ideas!