PLATES AND PALATES
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Recipe: Cod En Cartoccio
It has been determined that 500mg/day of sodium (not to exceed 2300 mg.) is sufficient for our bodies to properly function. If you are 40 yrs. or older however, with high blood pressure, than the magical number is reduced to 1500 mg. Oh, lucky me!
In the crazy fast paced world we live in, grabbing a burger on the run or eating a lunch meat sandwich at work, accounts for 75% of our sodium intake. Processed foods increases our sodium intake by as much as 10x the daily suggested recommendation. Ramen noodle soup for example weighs in at a whopping 1800mg. No wonder the kids gain weight when they leave home!
Cook This NOT That, by David Zinczenco and Matt Goulding, offers up hundreds of recipes that not only effect your waistline but your pocketbook as well. Today's featured recipe of Halibut in A Bag (en cartoccio) is one such recipe. Saving calories, fat and money has never been easier! Check out their Eat This, Not That! series at http://www.rodalestore.com/
The only down side to the meal was the paltry 300 calories. The flavors were amazing and very Mediterranean but I was left hungering for more.
To fill the void, I polished off the opened bottle of Zin and microwaved a bag of movie theatre popcorn with extra butter.
Oh well...It's a start!
Ingredients: 4 - 5oz. fillets of cod*, 1 - 8oz. jar artichoke hearts (drained), 2 C. cherry tomatoes, 4 T. kalamata olives (halved), 1 Medium fennel bulb (quartered)*, 2 lemons (thinly sliced), 1T. EVOO, 1/2 C. dry white wine*, ground black pepper to taste.