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.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

BROCCOLI FISH BUNDLES

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