Monday, May 23, 2011

Paleo Gazpacho


                               This was so light and flavorful...and extremely healthy.I fell in love with gazpacho a few years ago after having it at the LaCoste Spa. I begged the Chef for the recipe...and this is my adapted version.You can add tabasco and jalepenos if you want and extra kick.They key is really letting it "marinate" overnight to really get flavor.

                                10 vine ripe tomatoes
                                 1 green pepper
                                 2 red peppers
                                 1/2 red onion
                                 1 seedless cucumber
                                  2 limes
                                  1 lemon
                                  1 1/2 cups tomato juice
                                  lots of garlic
                                  salt and pepper
                                 1/4 c red wine vinegar
                                  1 jalepeno

In separate batches pulse each vegatable in the food processor.Add lemon & lime juice ,vinegar and tomato juice.Marinate overnight.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Paleo Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Chipolte Crema

Fish Tacos made with Wild Caught Fresh Halibut.I wrap the fish in large bibb lettuce leaves, and serve with guacomole,salsa,mango salsa,cabbage and a chipolte crema.This is such a light summery these!

                                          2 lb Fresh Halibut
                                           2 tsp cumin
                                           1 tsp onion powder
                                           Juice from 2 limes
                                           Salt and Pepper

Marinade fish for 30 minutes.Saute fish in smoking hot pan, cube and set aside.

                                          Chipolte Crema

                                         1 tub Greek non fat yogurt
                                          1 can adobe peppers
                                           crushed garlic
                                           lime juice
                                           salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients.You really need to keep tasting the crema, as the peppers can get REALLY just adjust to taste.

                                      Mango Salsa

                                     2 ripe mangos
                                     1 red pepper
                                     1/2 red onion
                                    lime juice
                                     salt and pepper

Dice all and mix together.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Paleo Chinese Chicken Salad has been awhile.Time for new recipes! This is a really light refreshing salad, with excellent flavor deriving from fresh orange juice,ginger and sesame oil.

                                                            Sesame Orange Vinaigrette

                                                        1/2 c fresh orange juice
                                                         1/2 c rice vinegar
                                                         1/4 c maple syrup
                                                          3 Tbl grated ginger
                                                          1/4 c sunflower oil
                                                          1/4 c toasted sesame oil
                                                           salt and pepper

                                      Puree ingredients in blender and season.

                                             Chicken Salad

                                           4 cooked Chicken Breasts
                                            4 c Napa cabbage shredded
                                            2 c shredded cabbage
                                            2 cups diced red,green & yellow peppers
                                            chopped green onion
                                             shredded carrots
                                             bean sprouts
                                             mandarin oranges

Combine all ingredients and toss with vinaigrette!