Meat, Fish, and Poultry

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Meat, Fish, and Poultry

From Thanksgiving turkey to burgers on the grill, the entree, for most of us, is the course defining the meal.

Whether meat or vegetable, fish or fowl, we expect entrees to bring together all the flavors on our plate and leave us feeling satisfied.

That seems like a tall order – but it’s one that’s surprisingly easy to fill.

Even when you’re trying to lose weight and eat healthfully, there’s no need to limit yourself to bland baked or boiled entrees or to cut out red meat.

In fact, the meat, poultry, and fish in most entrees is an important source of your daily protein requirement.

It’s essential to get enough protein in your diet.

Recipe of the Day:  Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Also called Mexican green tomatoes, tomatillos look like cherry tomatoes except they’re covered by a thin, papery husk.

They ripen to yellow but are generally picked and used while still green and firm.

While fresh tomatillos are sold seasonally in specialty markets, canned varieties are more widely available.

Not only do they give a lemony flavor to salsa and other foods, they also have lots of vitamins A and C.

Salsa can be used to spice up just about any dish, from eggs to grilled fish.

And of course, it’s a great snack with baked whole grain chips.

Stir in a few tablespoons of diced avocado for added richness and flavor.

Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings

1 pound tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed

1 cup canned no-salt-added fire-roasted diced tomatoes

1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, and coarsely chopped

1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

1 teaspoon chipotle puree (optional)

Salt

*Use as many organic ingredients as possible.

Preheat the broiler or the grill.

Broil or grill the tomatillos until their skins blister and just begin to char, about 5 minutes.

Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.

Combine the tomatillos, tomatoes, roasted pepper, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, chipotle puree (if desired), and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a food processor.

Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped but not pureed.

Season to taste with additional salt.

Per serving:  20 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 4 g total carbohydrates (3 g sugars), 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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from Flavor First by Cheryl Forberg, RD

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