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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Favorite Recipe

Just a quick post. I make an orange "glaze" for chicken, fish or pork that is really good, plus it is gluten and fat free.

Grill, broil or pan cook your fish or meat and put aside. In a large skillet or wok, plop in about a tablespoon of frozen orange juice concentrate per serving of meat and add a few splashes of low sodium soy sauce. Heat over med-high heat and mix until hot-- and you've got yourself a glaze.

Put the meat or fish in the skillet and turn to coat with the glaze. Great plain like this but we like it with fresh ginger. I first grate some peeled fresh ginger into the skillet (for this, I spray with oil)THEN I make the glaze as above.

Although this seems simple, it is VERY tasty and not very caloric if you don't go nuts with it. It contains some natural sugar so if you are diabetic or carb conscious you'll have to take that into account.

When I serve this to company they RAVE about it and everyone says the glaze tastes like something that would be hard to make.

DH LOVES this with salmon and we have it at least once a week. I keep a can of OJ concentrate in the freezer just for this. It is good when you mix some blanched broccoli or asparagas in with it and the meat or fish. It makes sort of an orange stir-fry thing-- very good.

I tried it with regular fresh OJ but it doesn't get as thick unless I cook the crap out of it and it is not as orangy.

I recently served chicken and brocolli made this way for company and garnished the top with some slivered almonds and served the whole thing with a side of brown and wild rice. Everyone went NUTS and hosed a huge seving plater of it.

I'll do a regular post tomorrow-- I am getting ready for the gym right now!

9 comments:

  1. That sounds tasty -- particuarly with salmon. I'll have to try it soon!

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  2. Hi Lori-Ann. Sounds delicious!

    Hope you had a great gym session.

    Bearfriend xx

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  3. Hi Amazon Runner!

    Thanks for joining my blog, it means a lot since I just started it and really thought I would be talking to myself for a long time. Your achievement of loosing 130 lbs so far is absolutely incredible.

    I was reading one of your posts and I also very much enjoy exercise DVDs I can do at home, especially pilates and toning using free weights (my roomates and I do the one with with Jackie from workout). I asked for a bunch of DVDs for Christmas including Jillian's 30 day shred... we have part of it on video on demand and even though it is only 20 minutes or so you really get a lot done. I just noticed that you said you were planning on doing it and so will I if Santa is nice to me!

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  4. I so wish I didn't have citrus allergy. It sounds divine. I also have a drawer full of oranges. Someone sent us a crate as a gift.

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  5. The glaze sounds really yummy. Thans for sharing - I will try it soon.

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  6. That sounds really good...
    and I just read your last post...I already did that. I have a picture of jillian michaels on my laptop as background. She is 5'2 and I am 5'3. We both build muscle easily and she is stubby and so am I.
    I want to look like her by the time I am finished. Or at least pretty close.
    I am going to try that glaze on a chicken breast with asparagus. It's just the kind of cooking I like...simple. lol.

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  7. Congrats on the journey to a healthier life!! While I will not begin to compare my weight loss of 35 lbs to yours - I think I do sort of understand how you feel. I hope you realize your goal - I truly believe that if I can do it then anyone can :)

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  8. Oh! This is a great idea (you have a lot of those and should do more posts about what you're recipes are, seriously! We loved your portabella pizza idea from a while back). Totally doing this glaze. I started adding nuts to a lot of our dinners too because we both agree that they seem to curb our hunger swings. We're not diabetic, but I think if you're working out a lot, you're probably prone to blood sugar extremes if you're not careful. If you lightly toast them with a little minced garlic it adds a lot of flavor too.

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