Make A Complete Dinner For Two On A Baking Sheet

After a busy day at work, the only thing more daunting than preparing a full-fledged dinner is cleaning up a pile of dishes afterward. The Home Ec 101 blog offers a tasty meal idea that uses only a baking sheet.

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Although this meal comes together quickly, it's no slouch in the delicious department. Toss seasoned, cubed potatoes on a baking sheet, then stick them in the oven. While they're cooking, put together the main course: salmon with lemon and rosemary:

  • salmon
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • lemon, sliced thinly
  • two sprigs of rosemary

Place the salmon in the centre of a large square of aluminium foil. Drizzle with a scant amount of olive oil, then sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. Place the lemon slices on top of the salmon, and the rosemary sprigs on top of the lemon. Fold the sides of the aluminium foil over the salmon and pinch closed.

After that, you simply coat broccoli with olive oil, garlic,and parmesan cheese, then toss them onto the sheet 10 minutes later, and let it all cook for another 10 minutes. I cooked this up myself, substituting cauliflower for broccoli, and can attest to the results being yummy and the clean-up fast. Cover the baking sheet in aluminium foil before you start cooking, and clean up will be even quicker.

Got a quick go-to meal with minimum clean up that you rely on for busy days? Share it in the comments.

One Baking Sheet and Dinner for 2 [Home Ec 101]


    We invented the 'belly of the sea beast', much the same as above here. fill the tin foil with lots of yummy pippis, mussels, calamari, fish pieces, baby octopii, you name it. Then toss in herbs and chili flakes etc plus onions & sliced potatoes Plus olive oil, soy sauce etc.
    Bake in oven for about 30 minutes and when you put the tin foil bag on the dinner table and tear the "belly" open the steam smells wonderful.
    Again, no big messy clean ups

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