I’ve been wanting to make this recipe since I opened up Around My French Table for the first time. Just reading the title, I see everything I like. So it was fun to have this finally appear in the recipe line-up. What I really never thought about was the flavor combination of the seasonings: mint and orange. But it’s an interesting one. And I have learned (mostly) that Dorie can come up with some good, if unusual combinations. This method would work with any number of combinations of ingredients.
All of the vegetables get prepped, and the orange grated. And then they get wrapped up in foil packets for the oven.
These can be prepared ahead, and only take about 15 minutes at 400 degrees to emerge from the oven as some steaming vegetable goodness.
I paired the veggies with some wild-caught coho salmon along with a bit of sauce. It turned out to be a light, delicious meal.
Was it worth the wait? It was very good. But certainly a surprise in terms of the flavors. I kind of liked the mint, but still would have loved this more with more of an Asian twist: soy sauce, ginger, even fermented black beans or chili paste. It is a great technique, and so easy (with nothing much to clean up either). So it was definitely worth it to try this out.