Second on my feast of love series is a very simple yet very delectable dish that can be eaten as a side too. It's got elements from Italian cooking as well as southern cooking.Its a blend of vegetables lightly baked in garlic butter seasoned with just salt, parsley and pepper.
Mushrooms chopped 2 cups (I used baby portabello , you can use regular shitake or a mixture )
Potato - baby, fingerling, yukon 1 cup chopped
Broccoli cut - 1 cup
cauliflower florets - 1 cup
parsley chopped - 1/4 cup
garlic - sliced - 2 table spoons
garlic powder 1 tsp (If you dont have this add extra garlic slices)
Butter - 3 table spoons
Salt - to taste
black pepper - freshly ground - to taste
Take all the vegetables, wash them add a little water and microwave them till for just a few minutes , the crunchiness should be intact.
Meanwhile set the oven to 350' , place a glass baking dish big enough for the vegetables add butter , parsley and garlic slices to it and place in the oven as it preheats.
Add the steamed vegetables in the melted butter and cook for 10 mins.
Toss the vegetables and add salt, garlic powder and fresh pepper.
Let it cook further for 15 mins, add more butter if required.
The aroma will lets you know that the dish is done !!!
.................all steamed up