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Food for the Body, Food for the Brain
with Mediterranean Relish
wrote this recipe for swordfish, but almost any fish you like will work.
Halibut, sole, and sea bass are all excellent substitutions.
This low-fat dish is very easy to prepare.
The relish will keep in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 days, so it can be made
ahead of time. I like a combination of green and black olives, but use
whichever kind you like best. (Black has a lot less salt.)
2 swordfish steaks, about 2" thick)
1 lemon or bottled lemon juice
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat the
bottom of an oven-safe dish with nonstick spray. Place fish steaks in the coated
pan; salt and pepper lightly if desired.
Place fish in the oven, set a timer for ten minutes.
When the timer goes off, check fish for
doneness, it should be flaky, moist, and opaque. If it looks slimy or
translucent, turn fish and set timer for five minutes more. Remove when
cooked through. Place fish on plates and spoon relish over the top. This
dish is great with brown rice and zucchini. Eat and enjoy!
1 tbsp roughly chopped capers
4 tbsp roughly chopped olives
2 cloves garlic, minced fine
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar or honey
Mix relish ingredients in a small bowl, and
Brown Rice Salad
This makes a simple light snack or side dish that is
both hearty and sweet. Everything can be prepared ahead of time, or in
stages, and assembled at your leisure. The rice can be steamed several days
ahead and stored in the refrigerator.
Also, I'm suggesting a pre-made balsamic
dressing because it is quick and easy. If you prefer to make your own
dressing, use balsamic or rice vinegar because it is less acidic and more
sweet than other types.
Long grain brown rice
Dried cranberries (or "Craisins")
1 or 2 stalks of celery
1 red onion
Balsamic vinaigrette dressing
First, cook the brown rice according to the package directions. (Generally,
1 cup of uncooked rice will yield 2 cups of cooked rice.) Set a timer
because rice is easy to forget.
2 cup COOKED brown rice, cooled to room temperature
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped celery (try to avoid the leafy parts near the top)
4 tbsp. chopped red onion
1/4 cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1 tsp. sugar
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Cover let it sit in the refrigerator
for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.