Tasty Tuesdays!

We have had quite a turn of events at our house lately. Short story: we have had to go gluten free  Because of this I am starting the Tasty Tuesdays that will feature a family friendly gluten free meal.  This week's bonus is it was finished in under 30 minutes!

**Disclaimer: I require our kids to have a polite bite of everything that is on their plate. I do not cook multiple meals each night.  This has really opened our kids' palates to new flavors that they actually like.**

This week: Salmon, Asparagus with Pancetta, Jasmine Rice, and Avocado
Salmon (3 fillets for 1 adult and 3 kids- hubs is not a salmon fan) :
I bought our salmon at Publix in the fresh fish case.  

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Rinse salmon fillets.
  • Place fillets in glass baking dish.  
  • Drizzle each fillet in EVOO.  Flipping to the opposite side to cover in EVOO.
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Place in oven for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, turn on broiler for 5 minutes to add a crisp to the fillet.

Asparagus with Pancetta (2 pounds of Asparagus for 2 adults and 3 kids; 4 oz of Pancetta):
These fresh, gorgeous stalks were on sale this week at Publix, which is how they ended up on our plates tonight.
  • Place pancetta in hot pan on medium-high heat.
  • Rinse asparagus.
  • Bend one stalk ever so slightly until it breaks. That will be the naturally cut line to use to trim the rest of the asparagus.
  • Once pancetta has crisped a bit, add asparagus to the pan. (I might have added a drizzle of EVOO to the pan to get a bit of extra flavor onto the asparagus.)
  • Cook until pancetta is crispy and asparagus is tender. (Approximately 10 minutes)

Jasmine Rice (3 bags for 2 adults and 3 kids):
This is super difficult....
  • Open a bag of Uncle Ben's 90 second Jasmine Rice and microwave for 90 seconds. X3

Fresh avocado 
  • Cut and plated

Family Results:
Hubs: Loved it all; was given a pass on the salmon

Me: LOVE the flavors and the ease of the meal

11 year old growing boy: Ate everything happily except avocado and asked for an apple for dessert

10 year old girl: Was excited to have flavorful GF food and loved every bite of everything

8 year old hesitant boy: Ate everything happily except avocado (might have added some ranch to help everything go down smoother, but it got down).

Final Verdict: WIN!

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