My family is an instant party! With six people with a very different taste, it can become a restaurant in my own home.
Imagine cooking for six individual tastes and interests. I always start with a common protein source for the meal that fits everyone.
Let's say, its salmon. By the way, our boys LOVE salmon! First, I marinate the salmon in the sake, then sprinkle Himalayan salt over the salmon for about an hour or two. Afterward, I drain the sake and pat dry both sides of the salmon. Then pan fry it with coconut oil on low heat till the outside turns to a lighter color.
For greens, everyone's favorite is either green beans or broccoli. Today, I used broccoli. Rinse the florets and pat dry them. Next, grab the stems and dip the florets into coconut oil and swirl it around for an excellent coating. Place broccoli on the pan, sprinkle Himalayan salt to taste over the broccoli, and put in the oven for 350 degrees till slightly browned.
Lastly is the complex carb. Japanese rice is a must-have with this meal. It's easy to make! Measure 2 1/4 cup of short-grain rice. Place in a strainer and rinse till water runs clear. Then, let the rice sit for 30 minutes. Next, cook rice in a pot, put rice, and 2 /14 cup of water in the pot. Let the rice soak in the water for at least 30 minutes to an hour. An hour is best. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil on high heat. Turn the heat down to low and cook about 20 minutes, or until the water is almost gone. Stop the heat and let it steam for about 15 minutes before opening the lid. Fluff the rice with a fork and start plating.
Once plated to the size of their portion of each food category, the special touches happen with each meal. Below is an example of each plate.
Plate #1 Salmon, broccoli with Italian dressing, and rice with butter.
Plate#2 Salmon and broccoli only.
Plate #3 Salmon, broccoli, and rice as cooked.
Plate #4 Salmon with olive oil sprayed on it, and broccoli with one whole avocado chunks and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Plate #5 Salmon, broccoli with alfredo sauce, and rice with Tajin and butter.
Plate #6 Salmon, broccoli with Tajin, and rice with butter.
There you have it! Party of 6 made to order. That's how this family feist. Share in comments your special touches for each family member you do when plating.