COD WITH MUSHROOM-HERB DUXELLES

June 1, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for COD WITH MUSHROOM-HERB DUXELLES. To make this wonderful Salmon Dish you’ll be using Mushrooms (Porcini, Shitake, Bolete, White, Baby Bella, Morels), Shallot, Green Onions, Parsley, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Breadcrumbs, Canola Oils, Low Sodium Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinegar, and Cod. The Dish is 240 calories and 15 net carbs per serving. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

COD WITH MUSHROOM-HERB DUXELLES
This family-friendly recipe features a mild, flaky white fish topped with a classic French combination of chopped mushrooms, shallots and fresh herbs. Recipe for Cod with Mushroom-Herb Duxelles from our Main Dishes recipe section.

Ingredients

8-oz fresh mushrooms (ie: Porcini, Shitake, Bolete, White, Baby Bella, Morels)
1 shallot, finely chopped
4 green onions, chopped
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 can (14oz) low-sodium crushed tomatoes
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1-1/2 lb. Cod fillets (or other white fish fillet, such as halibut, haddock or tilapia), about 4 oz each

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
2 – In food processor, mince mushrooms until finely chopped.
3 – In large, dry saucepan, cook mushrooms over medium heat until moisture is gone and mushrooms are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
4 – Remove from heat and add shallots, green onions, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper, bread crumbs and canola oil. Mix well. Set duxelles mixture aside.
5 – In a lightly oiled 9×13-inch (22×33-cm) baking pan, spread crushed tomatoes. Stir in balsamic vinegar. Place fish fillets on top of tomatoes. Spoon duxelles mixture over fish, covering fillets.
6 – Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until fish flakes easily with fork and mushroom mixture is lightly browned.

NOTES:
This family-friendly recipe features a mild, flaky white fish topped with a classic French combination of chopped mushrooms, shallots and fresh herbs.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 fish fillet

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 240
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 350 milligrams
Cholesterol: 55 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/cod-with-mushroom-herb-duxelles

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Barley Risotto

July 5, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Barley Risotto. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Canola Oil, Shallot, Pearled Barley, Vegetable Broth, Dry White Wine, Asparagus, Red Bell Pepper, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Salt and Pepper. There you have it! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Barley Risotto
Swapping out the rice makes this recipe less expensive — and more flavorful!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes.

1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large shallot, chopped
3/4 cup pearled barley
1 3/4 cup vegetable stock or no salt added chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed of tough ends and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Heat canola oil in a pressure cooker. Add shallot and barley and cook, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes. Add stock and wine, secure lid on cooker and bring to high pressure. Cook for 15–20 minutes at high pressure. While barley is cooking, steam asparagus until tender-crisp. Cut bell pepper into thin, short strips. When barley cooking time is up, remove pressure cooker from stove and quick-release pressure. If risotto is a little soupy, cook uncovered for a few more minutes until liquid is reduced. Fold in asparagus, bell pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 240 calories, Carbohydrates: 35 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 417 mg, Fiber: 7 g
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Fall Harvest: Shallots

October 15, 2013 at 9:12 AM | Posted in vegetables | 3 Comments
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Shallots are harvested in late summer and into fall, and are at their sweetest when fresh. Shallots are a member of the allium family, just like onions, leeks, and garlic. While often thought of as smaller, milder onions, shallots are their own species and aren’t simply small onions. In most climates, shallots are planted in the fall to harvest the following summer and fall. Since shallots keep well if kept in a cool, dark, dry place, fresh shallots are often available into early winter.

 

 

Whole shallots

Whole shallots

The shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, or the A. cepa Aggregatum Group) is a botanical variety of the species Allium cepa, to which the multiplier onion also belongs. The shallot was formerly classified as a separate species, A. ascalonicum, a name now considered a synonym of the currently accepted name. The genus Allium, which includes onions and garlic as well as shallots, is now classified in the plant family Amaryllidaceae, but was formerly considered to belong to the separate family Alliaceae.

 

 
Like garlic, shallots are formed in clusters of offsets with a head composed of multiple cloves. The skin colour of shallots can vary from golden brown to gray to rose red, and their off-white flesh is usually tinged with green or magenta.
Shallots are extensively cultivated for culinary uses, propagated by offsets. In some regions (“long-season areas”), the offsets are usually planted in autumn (September or October in the Northern Hemisphere). In some other regions, the suggested planting time for the principal crop is early spring (typically in February or the beginning of March in the Northern Hemisphere).
In planting, the tops of the bulbs should be kept a little above ground, and the soil surrounding the bulbs is often drawn away when the roots have taken hold. They come to maturity in summer (about July or August in the Northern Hemisphere), although fresh shallots can now be found year-round in supermarkets. Shallots should not be planted on ground recently manured.
In Africa, shallots are grown in the area around Anloga in southeastern Ghana.

 

 
Shallots are used in fresh cooking in addition to being pickled. Finely sliced, deep-fried shallots are used as a condiment in Asian cuisine, often served with porridge. As a species of Allium, shallots taste somewhat like a common onion, but have a milder flavor. Like onions and garlic, when sliced, raw shallots release substances that irritate the eye, resulting in production of tears.
Shallots appear to contain more flavonoids and phenols than other members of the onion genus.
Fresh shallots can be stored in cool, dry area (32 to 40 °F, 60 to 70% RH) for six months or longer. Chopped, dried shallots are also available.

 

Bison Thai Salad

February 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM | Posted in bison, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb | Leave a comment
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Bison Thai Salad

1/2 a head of cabbage
1/4 cup red cabbage, shredded
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 limes
2 bison New York strip steaks
Black pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt
1 stalk lemongrass
1 serrano chili
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2 shallots, minced
1/4 cup of mint
1/4 cup cilantro

*First, shred the cabbage and combine with the shredded red cabbage to add some color.
*Now add 1 tablespoon of the fish sauce and juice from half of the lime.
*Toss to mix all the flavors and set aside to marinate.
*Next, season the strip steaks with pepper, garlic, and salt-make sure to get both sides.
*Place the steaks on a preheated grill and cook on each side for 3 minutes. When the steaks are done, let them rest for 8 to 10 minutes so that the juices redistribute.
*Now, cut off the stem and root end of the lemongrass, remove the tough outer leaf and mince. Add the serrano chili, the green onions, and the shallots.
*To the ingredients, add the other tablespoon of the fish sauce and the juice from one and a half limes.
*Continue chopping to mix all the flavors and then add the mint and cilantro and give it a rough chop.
*Add this marinade to a bowl.
*Thinly slice the bison steaks against the grain to make sure the meat stays moist and tender and add to the bowl. Toss to coat.
*To plate this exotic dish, add the marinating cabbage salad and top with the bison.

Makes 2 servings.

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