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February 2010 Recipe

Baked cod caseroleBaked Cod Casserole

Serves
4
Prep Time
20 min.
Total Time
40 min.

Dry white wine and Gruyère cheese give this fish casserole a rich flavor that hides its virtue. Before baking, we top the dish with seasoned whole-wheat breadcrumbs, which add a wholesome, nutty flavor and dietary fiber. For variety, you can substitute almost any mild white fish.


INGREDIENTS


2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 medium onions, very thinly sliced

1 cup dry white wine

1 1/4 pounds cod, cut into 4 pieces

2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups finely chopped whole-wheat country bread, (about 2 slices)

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup finely shredded Gruyere, or Swiss cheese



COOKING DIRECTIONS


Step 1
Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until just starting to soften, 5 to 7 minutes. Add wine, increase heat to high and cook, stirring often, until the wine is slightly reduced, 2 to 4 minutes.

Step 3
Place cod on the onions and sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. Cover the pan tightly with foil; transfer to the oven and bake for 12 minutes.

Step 4
Toss bread with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, paprika and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Spread the bread mixture over the fish and top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, until the fish is opaque in the center, about 10 minutes more.




RECIPE TIPS


Ingredient note: Overfishing and trawling have drastically reduced the number of cod in the Atlantic Ocean and destroyed its sea floor. A better choice is Pacific cod (a.k.a. Alaska cod); it is more sustainably fished and has a larger, more stable population, according to Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch (mbayaq.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp).

NUTRITION INFO
Per serving


Calories: 328


Carbohydrates: 17g


Fat: 13g


Protein: 29g


Dietary Fiber: 4g


Saturated Fat: 4g


Monounsaturated Fat: 7g


Cholesterol: 69mg


Potassium: 384mg


Sodium: 474mg


Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat


Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, February 1, 2010

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January 2010 Recipe

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Baja-Battered Fish
Serves                                       Prep Time
8                                                 40 min.

Total Time
40 min.
Nutrition Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Carb Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

You may not think of fish as a taco ingredient, but the Mexican-inspired fish-taco craze is beginning to spread. Once you’ve had one, you’ll understand. This recipe is a healthful version of the battered, deep-fried and crispy fish at Rossy’s Tacos in Baja California.


INGREDIENTS


3/4 cup beer, preferably lager or pilsner

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1-1 1 pounds tilapia, or other firm white fish, sliced into 1/2-inch-by-2-inch strips

3 tablespoon canola oil, divided



COOKING DIRECTIONS


Step 1
Place beer, all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, salt, oregano, mustard, cayenne and pepper in a blender; blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Transfer the batter to a shallow baking dish. Add fish, turning to coat all sides.

Step 2
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer one-third of the battered fish to the pan, placing each piece into a little oil. Cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer cooked fish to a plate; keep warm. Add 1 tablespoon oil and half the remaining fish to the pan; cook as directed above, reducing the heat if necessary. Cook the remaining fish with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Serve immediately.


MAKE AHEAD TIP


The fish is best when served immediately, but will keep, wrapped, in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. To reheat, place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 375°F.

NUTRITION INFO
Per serving


Calories: 120


Carbohydrates: 4g


Fat: 6g


Protein: 11g


Dietary Fiber: 0g


Saturated Fat: 0g


Monounsaturated Fat: 3g


Cholesterol: 33mg


Potassium: 180mg


Sodium: 112mg


Exchanges: 2 lean meat


Carbohydrate Servings: 0

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Sunday, January 3, 2010

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December 2009 Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Serves
4 Prep Time
35 min. Total Time
35 min.
Nutrition Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Sat Fat

Moms and Dads like wraps because they’re neat and compact–so beware: ours is messy and spicy. This fiery combination of buffalo chicken in a modern wrap is guaranteed to drip. Get out the big napkins and have a ball!

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoon hot pepper sauce, such as Frank’s RedHot

3 tablespoon white vinegar, divided

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 pound chicken tenders

2 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise

2 tablespoon nonfat plain yogurt

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas

1 cup shredded romaine lettuce

1 cup sliced celery

1 large tomato, diced

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Step 1
Whisk hot pepper sauce, 2 tablespoons vinegar and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl.

Step 2
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken tenders; cook until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add to the bowl with the hot sauce; toss to coat well.

Step 3
Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, pepper and the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar in a small bowl. Stir in blue cheese.

Step 4
To assemble wraps: Lay a tortilla on a work surface or plate. Spread with 1 tablespoon blue cheese sauce and top with one-fourth of the chicken, lettuce, celery and tomato. Drizzle with some of the hot sauce remaining in the bowl and roll into a wrap sandwich. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

NUTRITION INFO
Per serving
Calories: 275
Carbohydrates: 29g
Fat: 8g
Protein: 24g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 55mg
Potassium: 266mg
Sodium: 756mg
Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 very lean meat, 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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November 2009 Recipe

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Honey-Mustard Turkey Burgers

Serves
4 Prep Time
25 min. Total Time
25 min.
Nutrition Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Calcium High Fiber Low Calorie Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat

Burgers made with ground turkey are a lean alternative to beef burgers, providing you choose turkey ground from the breast. Regular ground turkey, which is a mixture of light and dark meat and some skin, contains almost as much fat as lean ground beef. A honey-mustard mixture keeps these low-fat patties moist and succulent.

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup coarse-grained mustard
2 tablespoon honey
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons canola oil
4 whole-wheat hamburger rolls, split and toasted
Lettuce, tomato slices and red onion slices, for garnish

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Step 1
Prepare a grill.

Step 2
Whisk mustard and honey in a small bowl until smooth.

Step 3
Combine turkey, 3 tablespoons of the mustard mixture, salt and pepper in a bowl; mix well. Form into four 1-inch-thick burgers.

Step 4
Lightly brush the burgers on both sides with oil. Grill until no pink remains in center, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Brush the burgers with the remaining mustard mixture. Serve on rolls with lettuce, tomato and onion slices.

NUTRITION INFO
Per serving
Calories: 313
Carbohydrates: 39g
Fat: 6g
Protein: 32g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 45mg
Potassium: 6mg
Sodium: 526mg
Exchanges: 2 starch, 4 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Sunday, November 1, 2009

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