Tray bakes without the cakes?
January 6, 2014 4:26 PM Subscribe
What food combinations cook at the same time on a tray in the oven. Fast. For one.
posted by Chorus to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 84 users marked this as a favorite
So, my quest to eat healthier while not killing myself (due to lack of culinary prowess) continues...
I happened upon a 'tray bake for one' special at the grocers and it revolutionised dinner. It was a small metal tray with diced baby potato, red onion, red/yellow peppers and a few chunks of chorizo. This magical dish cooked in 15 mins and, most importantly I was able to eat quickly and healthily without anything demanding cooking-wise. I am the type who burns boiling water, so the last point is so important to me.
In a bid to recreate and expand on this dish, I'm hoping the hive can recommend lots of combinations of starch + 1 or 2 veg + meat that I can substitute, throw on a tray and eat in 15-odd mins time.
I would especially like to try these foods: sweet potato, lamb, broccoli, salmon, but have no clue what to combine them with. The respective cooking times for each food also worries me. I'd love different themed trays to try, like 'Italian' (olives + pepperoni + peppers + err...?) No food group is off limits, except anything requiring soy sauce.
(Bonus points for making this as simplistic and idiot-proof as possible, i.e. no marinating, browning)