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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Roasted Mushrooms


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Serves 4 Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 lb mixed mushrooms (button, potabello, shitake, etc)
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
parsley to garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss mushrooms olive oil, salt, and pepper together in a bowl and toss to combine. Spread this evenly on a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray. and roast for 30-35 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, pour a little leftover oil from the mushroom mixture into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low. Add the garlic and paprika and cook until the garlic browns.
  4. Top the mushrooms with the garlic mixture and garnish with parsely.

Nutrition Info: calories 134.4, fat 4.1g, protein 20.6g, carbohydrates 0.1g, sodium 391.9mg

 

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

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Kale Antipasto Salad


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Serves 4  Cook Time 35 minutes

Ingredients:
2 red onion, sliced
2 small Japanese eggplants, halved lengthwise and sliced
12 baby bell peppers
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
8 c chopped kale leaves, stems removed
1 romaine heart, chopped
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 oz deli-sliced soppressata cut into strips
2 oz romano cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the broiler. Arrange the red onions, eggplant, bell peppers and tomatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil, turning halfway through (6 minutes per side).
  2. Combine the kale and romaine in a large bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil and vinegar. Add the broiled vegetables and toss.
  3. Divide the salad among 4 bowls. Top with soppressata and romano cheese.

Nutrition Info: calories 370, fat 15g, protein 17.5g, carbohydrates 8.1g, sodium 533.6mg

 

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

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