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Feature Articles
 Why Coenzyme Q10?
 Handling Food Safely
 Make it Low Carb: Saucy!
 Springtime Recipes
 A Time of New Beginnings
 5 Ways to Beautiful Skin
 Food and Wine Pairings
 Time Management Tips
 Recipes from Dreamfields
 Living Authentically
 Panel: Exercise & Weight Loss
 GL, GI? Oh My!
 Top Picks: Low Carb Books
 Perfect Scrambled Eggs



Expert Foods from The Low Carb Connoisseur

                Springtime Recipes

Lemon Chicken with Mushrooms

    Lemon Chicken with Mushrooms
  • 4 chicken breast fillets, trimmed
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Salad leaves, to serve
Place chicken and mushrooms into a large shallow dish. Combine oil, lemon juice, thyme and salt and pepper in a jug. Whisk well to combine. Pour over chicken and mushrooms. Toss well to coat. Preheat a greased large frying pan on medium-high heat.

Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Alternatively, grill chicken and mushrooms until done. Remove to a plate, cover with foil and keep warm. Increase heat to high, add mushrooms and cook, tossing frequently, for 2-3 minutes or until tender.

Place chicken onto serving plates, top with mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Serve with salad leaves.

Serves 4 — 1.6 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Tomato and Herbed Ricotta Salata Salad

    Tomato and Herbed Ricotta Salata Salad
  • 1/2 pound ricotta salata
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 5 large ripe tomatoes, 1/4" slices
  • 1/2 pound colored cherry tomatoes, red, orange, yellow plum, green, halved
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Basil, mint, oregano and/or thyme sprigs as a garnish
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
Crumble the ricotta salata in a bowl. Add the basil, chives, mint, oregano and thyme and mix together until all of the herbs are on the outside of the crumbled cheese. Reserve.

Place the tomatoes on a serving platter, overlapping slightly. Scatter the cherry tomatoes on top. Season with salt.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle the vinaigrette onto the tomatoes and let sit 10 minutes. To serve, scatter the cheese over the tomatoes and garnish with basil, mint, oregano and thyme sprigs.

Serve immediately.

Serves 6 — 5.6 net grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Grilled Italian Veal Chops

Grilled Italian Veal Chops
  • Olive oil for frying
  • 20 large sage leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 rib-eye veal chops, about 8 to 10 ounces each
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup imported black or green olives, pitted and very coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Warm 1/2 inch olive oil in the bottom of a skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the sage leaves and cook until crisp, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Reserve for garnishing.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the veal chops and cook until golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn the veal chops, season with salt and pepper, and continue to cook until golden and cooked to medium rare, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the pan, place on a warm platter, cover with foil, and keep warm.

Increase the heat to medium-high, add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and the garlic, and cook until the garlic is soft, about 15 seconds. Add the white wine and simmer until the wine has almost evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chicken stock and reduce by half, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the olives, capers, and fresh sage and stir together. Add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, place one chop on each plate and spoon the sauce, olives, and capers over the top and around the sides. Garnish with crisp sage leaves and serve immediately. Delicious with turnip fries!

Serves 6 — 6.8 net grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Grilled Chicken and Sun-dried Tomato Salad

Grilled Chicken and Sun-dried Tomato Salad
  • 2 lb chicken tenderloins
  • 8 slices bacon, fried and broken into pieces
  • 4 cups mixed gourmet lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Caesar dressing
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup blanched toasted almonds
Grill or pan fry chicken for 5 minutes each side. In a large bowl, combine lettuce and dressing. Fold together gently. Divide among serving plates. Arrange sun-dried tomatoes, olives and avocado over lettuce.

Finish with grilled chicken and bacon and a sprinkling of almonds to serve.

Makes 4 servings — 5 net grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Copyright © April 2005  Low Carb Luxury
Recipe photos Copyright ? 2005 Neil Beaty for Low Carb Luxury



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