Parallel Plate

Dover Sole, a flat fish that is deliciously light when baked with some bread crumbs, herbs and lemon.

I promise, it gets prettier from here on in.

Tonight, my roommate Jackie and I made a wonderfully filling meal. Our other roommate, Emma had purchased a giant zucchini at Haymarket last Friday, and I knew we needed to use it up before it went bad. Today I also received an email newsletter from Real Simple Magazine, in which was a recipe for zucchini stuffed with Quinoa. Brilliant timing.

Off to Whole Foods to get some Quinoa and protein. Saw the Dover Sole filet on sale, grabbed half a pound. Also, french baguettes are only a buck through next Wednesday, so pick one up. Mine was warm 🙂 so I also got some Brie for an appetizer.

First, we got to scoopin’.

After scooping up the middle, we dressed our little zuc in olive oil and S&P, put it in the oven at 325F.

Then we got to work on the quinoa and veggie filling.

This part is absolutely customizable. My roommate is a veghead so we diced up just about everything we had to make the filling, including onions, red peppers, carrots, broccoli, garlic and the innards of the zuc. While that sauteed in some olive oil,  the water was boilin’ for our grain/psuedocereal.

I washed up the Sole, laid the buggers in a baking dish and salted them up nice. I added some bread crumbs, oregano and lemon slices for some extra umph and placed it in the oven with the zucchini.

Then we got to mixing. Quinoa is a quick cooking little grain and the veggies didn’t take long, so we combined them in a bowl and set them aside.

Loading the Boats







After about 10 minutes in the oven, our babies were done! (The fish, which was super thin, only took about 5 min in the oven at 325)







The final result, in less than 35 minutes cooking&prep, was a light and lean, parrallel plate.

One Response to “Parallel Plate”
  1. Megan, I really liked this post . The photos are great and I think the writing has a really great flow to it. I really want to try making this now! And circling back the title at the end of the post was perfect.

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