Counting Down The Pounds

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fish Dinner... Skinny Girl Style

Fish is GOOD for you... but you already knew that, right?  Wild caught fish is better than farmed fish (that's a no brainer).  Fish is low in fat and calories.  And it tastes so darn good.  To reduce calories further, skip the noodles.  For a more Nourishing food, replace the noodles with soaked, prepared brown rice.

This recipe is from Alton Brown's, I'm Just Here For The Food, with some minor alterations.

Ramen Radiator
Serves 2
Each serving provides 9 grams fat & 370 calories, 8 WW points*

1 tsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil, cloudy is good!)
1 tsp sesame oil (I like coconut oil or real butter here instead)
1/2 lb BROWN mushrooms, washed and sliced
1 package ramen style noodles (or Asian rice noodles for GF)
2 Tilapia fillets (or other mild white fish)
8 ounces scallops *not in the original recipe
2 GIANT shrimp (or several small shrimp)
Celtic sea salt
Chili flakes
1/2 white onion
4 scallons, biased sliced
2 Tbs soy sauce/gluten free tamari
1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine or other cooking wine)
2 cups vegetable stock

Heat saucepan over medium-high.  Add oils and saute mushrooms until caramelized.  Transfer to a plate and set aside.  Line two serving bowls with (recycled) aluminum foil**, leaving excess over the edges for later folding.  Break the ramen loaf in half, place in the bottom of foil lined boils.  Lay fish on top of the ramen, pour honey over fish, season with salt and pepper.  Add a few chili flakes.  Place the mushrooms & onions around the fish and noodles.  Lay the GIANT shrimp on top of the fish.  Top with scallions.  Fold the foil and crimp to seal, leave an opening in the top.  Now, mix the liquids together and pour half into each foil pouch, seal pouches.  Transfer to a baking sheet. Place in oven at 400F for about 25 minutes.   Place foil pouches back into serving bowls, open at table to enjoy aroma and steam.  Enjoy with chopsticks.

*Calorie and fat content will be altered based on your choice of seafood, oils and noodles or rice.
**I simply make the pouches on a baking sheet and skip the bowl step... seems simpler to me!
***Don't forget to have a bunch of veggies with it. 

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