Sunday, August 17, 2008
Heart Healthy Mediterranean Seafood
As everyone continues to talk about heart healthy recipes and cooking, it can become a little overwhelming as to what is the proper thing to eat. Basically, it goes back to the saying "everything in moderation." If you just watch for low calorie, low fat, low sugar, you'll be fine.
Here's a wonderful dish that satisfies your pasta craving. If you like seafood, this one's for you.
2 t. olive oil
1 med. onion, minced
1 med. carrot, diced
1/2 c. each diced red and green peppers
1 1/2 c. crushed canned tomatoes
3 T. dry white wine
2 t. dried oregano
1 t. dried or fresh chopped thyme
2 T. lemon juice
1 lb. shelled and deveined medium shrimp
1/2 lb. sea scallops
6 c. cooked, shaped pasta such as rigatoni, penne, or shells
1. In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the onion and carrot and saute for 5 minutes. Add the peppers and saute for 3 minutes more.
2. Add the crushed tomatoes, wine, oregano, thyme, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add the seafood and cook over medium hear for 5 minutes until the shrimp have turned pink and scallops are no longer translucent.
4. Place seafood and sauce over each serving of pasta, divided equally.
Yield: 6 servings -- 1 c. pasta with 3 1/2 oz seafood each
Diabetic Meals In 30 Minutes -- or Less, 1996