Monday, April 22, 2013

TURKEY BURGER PERSIAN KEBAB KOOBIDEH

Kimberly Cameron, Valencia, CA -
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I went to a Persian restaurant with a group of friends and I fell in love with the Chicken Kabab Koobideh. After finding a basic recipe for the dish, I modified it to my liking. I had turkey burger on-hand, so that's what I used (which is non-traditional for Kabab Koobideh). It turned out AMAZING! This is a healthy, mild dish that the entire family will enjoy!!! 
 
Low-Fat, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
1.25 pounds 93% lean turkey burger (can also use ground chicken, beef, or lamb)
1 egg
½ onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt 
½ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon dried parsley (or 4 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped)
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:
1) Using a food processor, blend the turkey burger, egg, chopped onion, garlic, turmeric, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Process for 2-4 minutes, or until all ingredients are mixed well.
2) Add the parsley and pulse a couple more times to mix.
3) Place the meat mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes, or refrigerate for 30 or more minutes.
4) Heat the barbeque grill to medium-high heat.
5) To best divide the meat, create 6 meatball-like patties. Shape the patties into longer strips, and thread onto metal skewers.
6) Place skewers on grill. Brush patties with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Close the barbeque and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
7) Flip patties and brush with olive oil. Cook for another 5 minutes, or until done.
8) Serve and enjoy!!

Kim Cameron Valencia CA
My Healthy Recipe Blog

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

LEMON SWAI (OR TILAPIA)

Kimberly Cameron, Valencia, CA -
My Healthy Recipe Blog 

It's time to slim down for summer!!!!!



Such a great recipe!! It's quick, easy and has tons of flavor... It also makes a really healthy meal, when paired with some veggies!!!

Low-Fat, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
3 medium lemons
4 sprigs of finely chopped parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 lb. tilapia or swai (four fillets)
2 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
Favorite low-fat/calorie/carb Thousand Island dressing

Directions
1) Zest lemon peel with fine grater.
2) Juice lemons and discard seeds. If using dried parsley, add it to the lemon juice. Set aside.
3) Rinse fish fillets under cold water. Dab dry slightly with a paper towel.
4) Sprinkle fish with flour, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
5) Heat olive oil in a sauté pan on medium-high heat.
6) Brown fish until done, flipping half way through (about 10 minutes total).
7) Add lemon juice and parsley.
8) Shake the pan to mix final ingredients and coat the fish.
9) Serve with Thousand Island dressing, for dipping, and enjoy!!

Kim Cameron Valencia CA 
My Healthy Recipe Blog