red plate [roasted radishes and cabbage]

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Hey there! How’s the farm life been treating you?

Take a break from the farm and relax with this healthy Stardew Valley-inspired meal: Red Plate!

I really wanted to make this recipe since it looked so adorable in-game. I even went out and got a purple-colored plate so I could make it as authentic as possible.

I won’t lie, it’s been really tough for me to set aside some time to plan out these recipes because I’m completely glued to this game. Thankfully, this recipe is incredibly simple to make so I didn’t lose too much game time. Must…go back to sitting in my house… doing nothing… 

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Same.

UNIT COMPOSITION

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  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. fresh thyme
  4. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  5. 3 cloves of garlic
  6. radishes
  7. 1/2 red cabbage
  8. 1/2 red onion

BUILD ORDER

Prep time for this dish is roughly 10 minutes. Cook time is about 45 minutes.This makes 3 servings.

OPENING

  1. Remove the stems from the radishes and cut each radish in half.
  2. Take you red cabbage and quarter it. Cut each quarter in half.
  3. Chop your garlic.
  4. Chop your 1/2 red onion.

MID GAME

  1. Place your garlic, red cabbage, red onion and radish in a large baking dish.
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  2. Drizzle your olive oil over the vegetables and mix thoroughly.
  3. Season with salt, pepper and thyme leaves.

LATE GAME

  1. Preheat your oven to 375° F.
  2. Roast your vegetables for about 45 minutes, or until the radish is soft.
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  3. Eat!

GG WP, Farmer.

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With this dish, you’ll have the energy to power through your day. đŸ˜€

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Or the power to just stare at your TV all day… Err…

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I really wish Queen of Sauce was on… I should’ve DVRed it.

dish o’ the sea [sardines with hash browns]

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If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you would know that I am incredibly obsessed with Stardew Valley. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s basically an RPG where you farm to your heart’s content, stab monsters, and stalk romance your village love-interest.

The game has a lot of features, but I definitely enjoyed fishing and stalking romancing the most. I actually documented my whole spaghetti-based romance saga on Twitter because I’m not insane at all. But, I’ll save that entire story for another recipe…

This is completely normal behavior!

But honestly, the greatest thing to me is cooking. If a game has cooking in it, I get pretty hyped. One of the recipes that caught my eye was Dish O’ The Sea. It just sounded so tasty, so I just had to make it!

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Are you staring at a TV again, Seb? It’s lunch time, dude.

The original recipe calls for just sardines and hash browns, however, the art seems to have more on the plate than just that. I assumed that this dish would also feature kale and tomatoes since both of those things are crops that can be grown on your farm. :)

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I’ve gone ahead and made some slight adjustments to the original three-ingredient recipe for this real-world adaption. đŸ˜€

UNIT COMPOSITION

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  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. (optional) parsley
  4. 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  5. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  6. juice from 1 lemon
  7. cherry tomatoes
  8. 4 sardines, gutted and de-boned (hopefully your fish prepping skills are better than mine!)
  9. 1 potato, peeled
  10. 4 leaves of kale, stem removed

BUILD ORDER

Prep time for this meal is about 30 minutes. Cook time is about 25 minutes. This makes 2 servings.

OPENING

  1. Take your potato and grate it.
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  2. Fill a bowl with cold water and place the grated potato into the water. This will draw out some of the starch.
  3. Let the potatoes sit in the water for about 15 minutes. Drain the water and squeeze any excess water out of the potatoes. Allow it to dry on a paper towel.

MID GAME

  1. Heat a pan on medium heat. Add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Take one half of your grated potatoes and place them in the pan. Squish down the pile of potatoes to form your hash browns. Season with salt and pepper. Let cook for ~5 minutes and then flip and cook for another 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat this step for your remaining potatoes.
  3. While your hash browns cook, steam your kale and cherry tomatoes. You can either do this over boiling water, or using a microwave steamer (which I used). Season your kale with salt, pepper and 1/2 juice of lemon once done.

LATE GAME

  1. Using a damp towel, wipe away any access hash browns from the pan.
  2. Set the pan on medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil.
  3. When the pan comes to heat, add in your chopped garlic and saute.
  4. Season your sardines with salt and pepper.
  5. Add in your sardines. Allow them to cook for about 2.5 minutes on each side.
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  6. Add in the remaining 1/2 lemon juice to your pan.
  7. Remove the sardines from the heat and begin plating your dish.
  8. (OPTIONAL): Sprinkle chopped parsley over your fish.
  9. Eat!

GG WP, farmer! đŸ˜€

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Now you have a delicious meal that will get you prepared for a day’s worth of fishing! Hooray!