I got this recipe from a cookbook back in 2001. It is not designated a diabetic recipe but works well for diabetics.
18 fresh broccoli spears (approximatley 1 1/2 lbs)
6 cubes Monterey Jack cheese ( about 1 1/2-inches)
6 sole or flounder fillets (approximately 2 lbs)
1/8 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning, optional
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 tsp lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Place broccoli in a saucepan with a small amount of water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp tender. Drain and rinse in cold water; drain again.
For each bundle, place a cheese cube on three broccoli spears; wrap with a fish fillet and fasten with a wooden toothpick*, if necessary. Place on a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with the lemon-pepper, if desired.
Bake bundles at 350 degrees for 15 to 25 minutes until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Meanwhile, combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Transfer fish bundles to a serving platter with shallow sides. Be sure to remove all toothpicks! Drizzle with the seasoned butter.
Garnish plate with thin lemon slices, if desired.
*NOTE: VERY IMPORTANT TO NEVER SERVE FOOD WITH THE TOOTHPICK STILL IN IT.
Yield: 6 servings
WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD
I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.