Scallops w/ Cucumber Salad


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Dry sea scallops have not been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate (STP). They are more flavorful and will brown properly. Too reduce more calories, omit the cashew nuts.
((2 oz = 4 Tbsp of nuts) 1 Tbsp nuts per serving)

Serves 4 Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients:
2 medium cucumbers
1/4 c (2 oz) roasted cashews, chopped
2 scallions, sliced thin
2 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 c flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp serrano chile, minced
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1-1 1/4 lb dry sea scallops, tough muscle removed

Directions:

  1. Prepare salad: Peel and seed cucumbers; quarter lengthwise and slice 1/4 inch thick. Combine the cucumbers, cashews, scallions, lemon juice, oil, parsley and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Prepare scallops: Toast cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool, then coarsely chop. Combine the cumin seeds, chile, pepper and salt in a small bowl. Rinse scallops, pat dry and rub with the spice mixture. Thread the scallops onto four 12-inch skewers.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Oil the grill rack. Grill the scallops until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Carefully remove the scallops from the skewers. Serve warm with the cucumber salad.

Nutrition Info (with cashews): calories 300, fat 11g, protein 33g, carbohydrates 11g, sodium 420mg

 

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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Quick Chicken Chili Verde


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Serves 4 Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients:
4 (4 oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 c onion, chopped
1 tsp Splenda (sugar substitute)
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3 tomatillos, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 c fresh cilantro

Directions:

  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Add chicken to the pan and cook 6 minutes per side until done.
  2. While the chicken cooks, heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add oil to the pan ans swirl to coat. Add remain salt, pepper, onion and the next 5 ingriedients. Cook 8 minutes until tender. Let it cool a bit.
  3. Place tomatillo mixture in a blender; add lime juice. Pulse 5x or until chuncky salsa forms. Spoon the sauce over the chicken.

Serving Size 1/2 breast & 1/3 c sauce
Nutrition Info: calories 258 fat 8.4g, protein 37g, carbohydrates 7.1g, sodium 494mg

 

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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Mexican Coleslaw


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Pre-cut angel hair cabbage without carrots is recommened for this coleslaw. It’s so flavorful, you’ll never miss them. This is excellent the second day. It can be made up to one day ahead, covered and refrigerated. Add the cilantro just before serving.

Serves 4 Cook Time 4-5 hours (marinate time)

Ingredients:
6 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage, (about 1/2 head) pre sliced is fine too
1/4 c rice vinegar
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c chopped cilantro
lime wedges
jalapeno rings (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place cabbage in a large serving bowl.
  2. Whisk vinegar, oil, chili powder, cumin, salt, cilantro, in a large bowl. Garnish with jalapeño rings and lime wedges.

Nutrition Info: calories 214.8, fat 7.5g, protein 24.7g, carbohydrates 12.3g, sodium 103.7mg

 

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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