Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Taste of Paris

I havent been blogging much since my surgery a few weeks ago. Seems that my healing has been slowed down by ripping out more sutures. Good news is its not as bad as the last surgery AND I am trying to get a handle on eating right to lose weight and manage my Diabetes. I have been cooking lately because I have just been so bored, even though I have difficulty using my left arm. Trying to make new and tasty dishes that fall into my healthy and low carb way of eating is really not that difficult. I try to plan out my weeks menu in advance, but sometimes its only the protein  I have planned. The sides and vegetables can be altered according to whats in the pantry. We always have brown rice, couscous, quinoa, pasta and potatoes so I am usually good to go. I decided last nite to take out some Mahi Mahi from the freezer. We buy it at BJ's or Costco and its fresh frozen. Yes I said Fresh Frozen. LOL That means its frozen as soon as its cleaned and cut. Its portion controlled and individually cryovaced. It really is almost good as fresh. Not knowing what I was going to make, and then changing my mind after looking in the pantry, I ended up making Baked Mahi with Herbes Poisson Bio ( organic fish herbs ) that mom bought in Paris a couple years ago. It contains fennel, organic celery, pink peppercorn and cardamom, giving the fish a slightly licorice flavor. I rubbed the fish with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkled the herb mixture on it. Placed on a peice of parchment paper on a sheet pan, I baked it at 350 degrees for about 15-18 min. depending on the thickness of the fish. I had earlier taken a few garden tomatoes and cut 1/4 inch slices placing them on a sheet pan. Sprinkled with olive oil and some black lava sea salt baked in a 350 degree oven for about 35 min. While the tomatoes were roasting in the oven, I cut some yukon gold potatoes into a large dice and boiled until cooked through. Approximately 20-25 min. THen I drained the potatoes,  then added 1 tbs butter, zest and juice of 1 lemon, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup of fresh chopped parsley and 1 clove of garlic minced and tossed lightly. I placed the bowl into the oven while the fish was cooking to keep hot. There were plenty of veggies in the freezer so I decided to steam some cauliflower. I served the Mahi on top of the roasted tomatoes to actually eat together. It was fabulous!! Yummy yummy. I figured out the calorie and carb value as best I could and we get approximately 350 calories and 40 carbs. That is not completely accurate, but for me for now its as good as it gets. I ate healthy and it was delicious! Remember : Life is full of tasty morsels!
PS- for some reason I am having difficulties posting pictures. HA!

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