Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lemon Fish Packets *Updated

My sister Lana gave me this recipe.  It's super easy and very yummy.  I was really surprised at how the lemons softened and mellowed as they cooked.

* I made this during the week and realized I should update it.

1 lb fish (I used tilapia)
1 lemon thinly sliced
1 small onion thinly sliced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Aluminum Foil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Slice fish into serving portions.  Spread out a larger piece of foil and place fish on it.  Salt and pepper fish then place sliced lemon and onion on top.  Drizzle with olive oil and wrap foil around to make a packet.  Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until fish flakes easily with fork.

A call for Mediterranean Recipes

Our family has recently switched to a Mediterranean diet. That means no red meat, very little white meat, some fish, eggs, lots of fruits, veggies and no dairy. (Well, the kids and I are doing some dairy).

We've made this switch for mostly dietary reasons but also because meat is expensive. It's been a bit of a challenge coming up with new things to cook that fit that category but it's getting easier and I've found some yummy recipes along the way. Also I've lost some weight so that has been a great incentive to keep it up.

If you have any recipes that fit this category I'd love to hear them. And I'll be sharing some of what I've found that we've liked too.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wonton Chicken Salad

1 head of iceberg lettuce
1/2 lb. wonton wrappers (any brand is fine and you can buy these at a regular grocery store, often in the frozen section)
3 chicken breasts, cooked in water and shredded
4 green onions, chopped
2 tblsp. sesame seeds
1 tblsp. sugar
1 can chopped water chestnuts, cut into tiny pieces
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tblsp. white vinegar
2 tblsp. sesame oil

Wash and chop lettuce. Dry really well. Boil chicken breasts in water and shredded into small pieces. Fry wonton wrappers
in medium-heat oil on stove top until lightly browned. Set aside for later. I usually set them aside on a plate lined with a paper
towel to soak up excess oil. Don't get the oil too hot though or they will burn quickly. Mix all remaining ingredients and pour
over chicken and marinate at least 3 hours in fridge. When ready to serve, pour chicken mixture over lettuce and crumble
friend wonton wrappers and toss to coat. Serve immediately because it gets soggy fast! Yummy.....

This is a family favorite, and while it takes some time to prepare it, it is so worth it!