Venice

Trendy One-Sheet Pan Dinners without a Sheet Pan

Very trendy right now is the concept of the one sheet pan dinner. I remember our family using this idea ever since I was old enough to shell peas. For one thing, there was hardly time after a busy day in the restaurant, in the house, in the garden, wherever the chores may be, to make a fancy dinner. Yet Chef Dad insisted on fresh, home cooked meals and often demonstrated how to do it quickly.  I make this Winner Chicken Dinner regularly because it has all the earmarks of a well rounded meal that  tastes delicious.

INGREDIENTS:

3-4 portions of pork, chicken, fish or beef
1 med. onion
3 strips uncured bacon, chopped fine, or pancetta
4 cloves minced garlic
5-6 small yellow potatoes, cut into quarters, unpeeled
small bunch of asparagus, cut into one-two inch pieces
salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, celery seed (some of my standby
seasonings, but you add your own)
broth or wine of choice

Simply brown lightly the bacon, onion, garlic, potatoes and season. Toss and cook, coating all sides with a little more oil if necessary.
Add a bit of avocado or olive oil to the middle and add seasoned meat or fish. Brown both sides.
Add small amount of wine or broth and put into 350º oven for about 30 minutes, taking care to not overcook (especially fish), but veggies should be al dente.

Buon Appetito!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s