This was an easy, tasty dinner with the vegetables stealing the show. I had a little left over rutabaga mash from last Monday so I decided to extend it with a potato. Rather than peel the potato, cut it up and, and boil it I decided to just put the whole potato in the microwave and cook it until it was done (about 8 minutes on high.) Handling the potato while it was still hot I was able to easily slip off the skin. Then I mashed the potato and mixed it with the rutabaga.
For the broccoli and leek I tossed them in some vegetable oil and salt and put them in a 425F oven for about 15 minutes.The leek was getting pretty crispy by then. I made a nuoc cham sauce and poured it over them while they were still hot..
This was a very successful meal. The nuoc cham gave the whole dish a salty boost of umami. Rather than the same old same old our dinner took on a new and pleasing dimension.