Friday, October 9, 2009

South Beach

Last month I checked out the 'South Beach diet recipe book' from the library so I could get some new ideas. We've gotten really lucky and have found some very good meals from the book. Tonight I tried the Sweet Potato Salad and Broiled Salmon with creamy lemon sauce. They both turned out yummy =} Frank even liked them!

Sweet Potato Salad


1 1/2 pounds Sweet Potatoes

1 large apple, peeled, cored and cubed

1 large rib celery chopped

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar


Place the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain and cool. Peel and cut into cubes. In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, apple and celery. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, oil, vinegar and sugar. Pour the mixture over the potato mixture and toss to coat.

Broiled Salmon with Creamy Lemon Sauce

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons capers
1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the lemon juice, capers, and lemon-pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add sour cream and for 5 minutes, or until heated through. Meanwhile, place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the fish is just opaque. Serve with the sauce.

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