Thursday, May 20, 2010

Roasted Fish, Potato, Asparagus with Dill Butter

Roased Fish, Potato, Asparagus with Dill Butter

You know not every recipe can be out of the park fantastic.  Sometimes you don’t want out of the park fantastic.  Sometimes you want just a nice simple dinner, with lovely flavors, that was ridiculously easy to do, so that after spending 8 hours that day  realizing that your students have quite possibly learned nothing this year, you can still put this in the oven.

You know who I turned to, right?  Yep, Donna Hay, issue Number 47.  What I found was this delightfully simple fish dish.  What I love about this is the technique, roasting the potatoes for awhile and then topping with the asparagus and fish, it’s a simple one dish meal, healthy and pretty!

Roasted Fish, Potato, and Asparagus with Dill Butter

  • 400g (14 ounces) baby potatoes sliced
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 x 200g (7 ounce)  firm white fish fillets
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, halved lengthwise (if they’re thick)
  • 40g (2 3/4 Tablespoons)  butter, melted
  • 1 T. dill leaves

Preheat the oven to 425 (she said 390, but I liked the higher heat).  Place the potatoes and 1 tablespoon of the oil, salt and pepper, and toss to coat.  Roast for 25 minutes.  Add the fish, asparagus and capers to the tray and drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil.  Roast for 15-20 minutes or until the fish is cooked through. 

Combine the butter and the dill leaves and drizzle over the fish to serve.

Serves 2

 

 

This will be my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Astrid from Paulchen's Foodblog.

22 comments:

hip chick said...

Oh man that looks good. Just the thing for a cool summer evening. And, I'm sure your students learned something this year...albeit maybe not what you taught them. ;)

Carolina said...

mmmmmmm, drooling now, will be on the menu this weekend for sure...

5 Star Foodie said...

We love simple seafood dinners like this! The roasted fish sounds so good with dill butter!

Big Dude said...

Looks like a very good meal to me.

Kalyn said...

I love this kind of early dinner. I'd probably skip the potatoes and just serve the fish over the asparagus.

Kim said...

I recently fell in love with dill. This sounds fantastic!

Lynda said...

I love a good, simple to prepare dinner. This one's a winner!

shabby girl said...

This sounds out of the park fantastic to me. I love the simple to make dinners too, and the combo of fish, potato, and asparagus is right up at the top of my favorites!
Mmmmm, dill. One of God's great ideas!

buffalodick said...

I like dill on salmon and asparagus!

June said...

Looks so beautiful and tasty too. Perfect with the dill. Can't wait to try it.

Marjie said...

I said last week or so that my new Fannie Farmer cookbook confuses me because it has 2 sets of measurements, so now you're trying to confuse me, too! Silly Girl!

This is a great idea for a fast and easy meal, Pam.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks so healthy, Pam. Fish is good for us --and I LOVE asparagus....
Hugs,
Betsy

Mags said...

What a lovely simple dinner. And I just planted dill for the first time this year!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Some day you'll be walking down the street, years from now, and you'll run into one of your students from this year, and they will tell you that you are the best teacher they ever had and they learned so much from you. And then you'll know.

Paula said...

Mmm, mmm, good! While it may be simple, it looks outta sight! Your students are 8th graders, right? I bet they will always remember you as one of their most favorite teachers. Having two 14 year olds in my house as we speak, it's amazing what actually does manage to penetrate their hormone crazed skulls. Did you ever see the movie, To Sir With Love? I think you're like the Sidney Poitier character. You change lives. You really do. Too bad the students won't think to thank you until they are in their 40's!

Lea Ann said...

I really like the idea of that dill butter.

Chanel11 said...

Simple and healthy are often the best when it comes to dinner - looks delish

grace said...

i can definitely appreciate the short and straightforward ingredient list and method. sometimes okay is all right. :)

a good yarn said...

That recipe works very well with salmon fillets.

Joanne said...

What I love about this is that it's a one pan meal. And it involves asparagus. The mighty stalk.

Carolina said...

I've cooked this tonight and it was delicious. Didn't have it with the fish..., wrote a post about why not and linked to your blog.

It will be on our menu more often in future ;-)

Chris said...

I'll take everything but the fish, lol. I'm just not a fish guy but the asparagus and potatoes would be great.