All-in-one dinners like Tray bake have become a daily favorite for many.
When dinner is all in the same shape, you can save time, dishes, and space in the kitchen, and you can do other things while the food is almost cooked by itself.
It’s as genius as it sounds, says MatPrat food expert advisor Britt Marilyn Cassin in a press release.
“These are cooking methods that date back a long time, but which obviously have got on the nerves of many nowadays,” says Kåsin, revealing that a simple part of the trick to achieving a good result is to break all the ingredients into pieces, so that it doesn’t take long to be done. Finish everything at the same time.
Beware of different cooking times
Chop up the vegetables you like best, add a source of protein such as eggs, fish, beef, pork or chicken. Pour over a little oil and season with salt, pepper and other spices or fresh herbs. And here you can also use the leftovers of yesterday that have already been cooked or fried, you can simply add them at the end of the baking time – then the leftover dish will be good too.
Different ingredients have different baking times in the oven, and they shouldn’t always be heat treated for the same length of time, so it’s best to chop the vegetables into different sizes depending on how long you need them in the oven.
And even if the entire dish is prepared on the same tray, you can easily change the taste and adapt the dinner to the different preferences in the family.
For example, you can marinate meat and vegetables separately and add a little extra flavor when cooked. If you fill the boats with oranges or lemons, you can squeeze them into the dish at the end. Fresh herbs, feta, olives, pomegranate, finely chopped green onions, nuts or seeds are well suited for “icing on the cake” before serving.
Here it is almost only imagination that sets the limits. Since you can also use this method to make a really good dessert, Kåsin suggests:
Divide two bananas and put them in a fireproof dish and bake in the oven. Top with salty peanuts, a sweet raspberry cocktail and caramel sauce, they’re guaranteed to appeal to young and old alike.
Try one or all of the following:
Chicken baking tray
Fajita Bread Tray
All in one tray, make a simple dinner with a baking tray! This variety with oven-baked cod, colorful vegetables, olives and fresh herbs – simply tastes Mediterranean.
3 pieces. Red pepper
200 gm cherry tomatoes
200 g black olives in brine
juice 0.5 pc. Lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
800 gm cod fillet
0.5 tsp salt to salt the fish
1 dl coarsely chopped parsley leaves
100gm salad cheese or feta cheese
4 slices of whole wheat bread
This is what you do
Cut the peppers into pieces and cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Transfer to a baking dish with olives.
Sprinkle over the lemon juice and olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
Put the mold in the middle of an oven preheated to 220 ° C for 15-20 minutes, until the vegetables are soft.
Reduce the temperature to 180 ° C. Dry the cod fillet with kitchen paper, cut it into portions and season with a pinch of salt. Put the fillets on top of the vegetables in the casserole. Continue cooking for approx. 15 minutes. Feel easy with a fork if the fish flakes, then cooked through.
Sprinkle with coarsely chopped parsley and cheese.
Lay the figure out on the table and serve with savory whole wheat bread and preferably some drizzle with lemon for an extra fresh taste.
And if you’re in good shape, you can add the following look to the dessert:
Bread tray with banana and ice cream