Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baked Chicken with Artichokes

I have been in a recipe rut, so i relied on Pinterest for last night's dinner. I found the great simple recipe here.

Serves 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes

(3) 4oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 large tomato chunked
1 can artichoke heart (quartered)
1 tsp sugar
2 tbs flour
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper
shredded mozzarella cheese
Option: fresh basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Toss tomato, artichoke, sugar, flour, oil, and pinch of salt and pepper.
Generously salt and pepper chicken and put in a 8x8 dish, put vegetables around chicken and bake for 30 minutes, add cheese on top each chicken breast and finish baking till melted and browned. Sprinkle fresh basil and serve!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mahi Mahi Burgers

You always need an easy, fast, go to meal in the freezer. I found Mahi Mahi burgers in the frozen food section of Costco. Since I have raved to everyone how good they are, I am told Trader Joes sells some too.

You just sear them in pan for a couple minutes each side.

I served mine on hamburger bun with Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, and a sauce I made

1 tbs low fat mayo
3 tbs plain greek yogurt
2 dashed hot sauce
Juice from a lime wedge
salt and pepper.

Lower Calorie Eggplant Parmesan

1 eggplant peeled and cut into thin disks
1 12 oz container low fat ricotta
1 tbs italian seasoning
1 large jar spaghetti sauce
2 handfulls shredded italian cheese.
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix ricotta with italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Layer 1/3 eggplant slices, then 1/2 ricotta mixture, 1/3 spaghetti sauce, repeat with another eggplant slices, ricotta mixture, sauce. Then with eggplant and sauce.  Cover with aluminum foil and back till bubbling in the middle, about 40-50 minutes, add cheese and cook till melted and slightly browned. Enjoy!

Seared Scallop with Beans and Spinach

Serves 2
Cook time 10 minutes

6 Large Scallops, pat dry and season with salt and pepper
2 cups spinach
1 can cannellini bean
1 strip bacon diced
1/2 small onion diced
1 garlic gloves diced
t tsp oil

Heat bacon, onion, and garlic in a fry pan until soft, add beans and spinach and let sit on low till spinach is wilted and beans are warmed through.

Mean while heat oil in a pan till very hot. Add scallops and sear 2 minutes each side. They should be cooked through. If you feel they are not, cook a minute more.

recipe was found here

Serve scallops on bed of spinach and beans, Enjoy!

Parchment Pack Fish and Vegetables

2 Filets of white fish (I like grouper)
1 tomato
1 yellow squash
1 zucchini
1 small onion
garlic powder
1 tbs butter
salt and pepper

Lay out two large pieces of foil or parchment paper.
Pre heat oven to 425 degrees

Slice vegetables into even slices crosswise and lay an assorted amount in the center of paper. sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Lay fish over top vegetables and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. add a couple dashes of worchestire to each packet and then half the tablespoon of butter.

close packet by brining the sides together lengthwise and folding together a couple times, then tuck the ends under .

Cook for about 20 minutes until packet is full of steam and fish is cooked through.