Spicy Lamb Lettuce Cups


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If ground lamb is not already in the meat case, the butcher will be glad to grind it fresh for you. If lamb is just not your favorite feel free to use ground turkey or chicken as a simple substitute.

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Serves 4 Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients:
1 tbsp ginger, peeled & grated
6 cloves garlic, minced
6 oz ground lamb
6 oz lean ground beef
1 1/2 c cucumber, seeded & diced
1/2 serrano chili, sliced thin
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice & zest
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp Splenda
16 boston bibb lettuce leaves

Directions:

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl and mix gently until just combined; let it stand for 15 minutes.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the lamb mixture; stirring to crumble and cook through (browned). Place the lamb in a large bowl. Add cucumber and the pepper and stir.

In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, zest, fish sauce and Splenda and stir until the Splenda dissolves. Add the juice mixture to the lamb mixture and toss to combine. Place about 1/3 c of lamb into each lettuce cup.

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

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Grilled Romaine Salad


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Need something different from a salad? Grill it. The high heat intensifies the sweet flavor of romaine lettuce leaves. Radicchio and Endive leaves will also work well in this recipe. This salad is very easy to double and is a big crowd pleaser!

Serves 4  Cook Time 5 minutes

Ingredients:
2 heads Romaine, cut in half lengthwise
1 small red onion, cut in thin rings
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
splash balsamic vinegar
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to high heat.
  2. Brush lettuce and onions with oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Place lettuce on the grill and quickly sear both sides making those distinctive grill marks. Remove and set aside.
  4. Place the onions on the grill and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Just until desired doneness.
  5. To assemble salads, place 1 romaine heart on a plate, 2 or 3 onion slices, 1 tbsp cheese and splash of vinegar.

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

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