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Baked Acorn Squash March 16, 2013

Filed under: EMEALS reviews,Side Dishes — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 8:47 pm
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Baked Acorn SquashBaked squash was not something we ever ate growing up.  Occasionally I would attend a holiday event at someone’s house and they would serve Acorn squash with butter and brown sugar, which was absolutely terrible tasting (read too sweet !).

This recipe came from Emeals, and it was surprisingly delicious.  As you all know, I like fast and easy prep for meals and side dishes.

Baked Acorn Squash

1 large Acorn Squash, cut into quarters
Olive oil
4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt, cracked black pepper, garlic powder

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Drizzle the squash with olive oil. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.  Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of Parmesan cheese on each piece.

Bake at 350 F for about 20-30 minutes.  Test with fork to determine done-ness.  I burnt mine a little, but it STILL tasted GREAT.

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Romaine Wraps — A most EXCELLENT Lunch ! March 12, 2013

Filed under: Lunch — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 6:07 am
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Tuna Lettuce Wrap

YUM.  Had some leftover tuna salad from my weekend Tuna Melt Escapades.

Decided to go with Romaine Wraps !

Ingredients:

Tuna Salad (tuna, mayo, celery, onion), Romaine Leaves, Tomato slices, Avocado, Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste.

A little bit messy to eat (make sure you have a napkin), but VERY satisfying.

 

Salmon with Summer Squash Gratin March 10, 2013

Filed under: Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 7:29 pm
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Salmon with squash gratin.

Our wonderful neighbor Ron recently caught a couple of Salmon, and was generous enough to give is a very large piece.  I am very spoiled !

Salmon with Summer Squash Gratin

Gratin:
4 large summer squash, sliced (mine were yellow, but zucchini would be a nice addition).
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 ounces cream cheese, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Layer the sliced squash in an 8″x8″baking dish.  Bring cream to a simmer, add cream cheese and mustard, whisking until smooth.
Stir in 1 1/4 cups of cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and whisk just until the cheese melts. Transfer squash into an 8×8 pan, and pour sauce over the top.  Stir, so it’s all coated.

Top with the remaining cheese. Bake at 375 F until browned and bubbly hot (about 15 minutes).

Salmon
1.5 lb Salmon
1/3 cup white cooking wine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp dry basil
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Pull the pinbones from the salmon if desired, place in 9″x13″ baking dish.  Add wine, drizzle the fish with olive oil, and sprinkle on seasonings and garlic.  Cook uncovered in 375 F oven for about 10 minutes.
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If you like these dishes, you probably should check these out !

Pesto covered Klickitat River Salmon

Baked Herbed fish with spinach orange salad

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese that even a 12 year old will eat

 

What ? Low Carb Tuna Melt ?

Filed under: Lunch — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 6:03 pm
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Low Carb Tuna MeltI was craving some tuna yesterday, but am a little tired of just putting it on salad, and was really trying to escape my toasted bread thoughts.  There was some leftover sliced yellow squash in the fridge – what a GREAT platform for the tuna, tomatoes, and cheese !

Low Carb Tuna Melt

1 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise
1 can of tuna
2 Tbsp Mayo
1/2 small onion, diced
2 thick tomato slices
2 Tbsp mozzarella, grated
Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste

Combine tuna, mayo, and onions.  Normally I would add a large stalk of celery (diced), but we were out.

Sautee the squash over med high heat for a minute or two with a bit of salt and pepper.  Don’t let it get mushy!  Arrange squash on a baking pan into two “sandwich sized” platforms.

Mound half the tuna mixture on the squash platforms.  Layer on the tomato, followed by cheese.

Broil for about 2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

 

Jabberwock’s EASY Corned Beef March 9, 2013

Filed under: Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 6:17 pm
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corned beef

Corned beef

I love this time of year…here in the US, it’s when Corned Beef goes on sale!

Growing up, we rarely ate it, and I recall my mom boiling it to death, and throwing in that little seasoning packet that comes with the meat. YUCK.

I’ve found it’s far tastier to treat the corned beef almost like a ham, and cook it in the oven with glaze.  Here’s my version

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Jabberwock’s EASY corned beef

2 lb. Corned beef, rinsed
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apricot preserves (mine was sugar free and also had pineapple in it)
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce

Lightly spray the bottom of a 9×13″ cooking pan with oil. Rinse the corned beef, add to pan with the water.  Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 1.5 hours at 350 F.

While corned beef is cooking, combine the apricot preserves, brown sugar, and soy sauce and refrigerate which will thicken it a bit.

After the corned beef has been in the oven for and hour and a half, uncover, and coat with all of the apricot mixture.  Cook for another 30 minutes, basting about every 10 minutes with the sauce/drippings.

 

Chicken Thighs, with Swiss Cheese and Carrot Medallions March 2, 2013

Filed under: Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 7:08 pm
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Low carb chicken thighs.

I haven’t made this dish in at least 5 or 6 years….forgot how delicious it is !  Very easy prep, and leftovers are even tastier if you store them in the wine sauce.

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Chicken Thighs with Swiss Cheese and Carrot Medallions

8 chicken thighs
2 Tbsp butter, divided into eighths
1 bunch scallions, diced
2 large carrots sliced
8 slices Swiss cheese
3/4 cup white wine
Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste

Remove skin and extra fat from the chicken and place in 9×13 inch baking pan.  Pour wine over the top of the chicken. Salt and pepper to taste.  Place a small little pat of butter on each breast, sprinkle on diced scallion. Layer with sliced carrots, and top with one slice of Swiss cheese.

Cover pan with aluminum foil to get a nice seal around the edges and bake for 30 minutes at 375 F.  Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes.

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If you like this dish, then check these out !

Chicken Cacciatore: https://locarbjabberwockey.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/214/

EASY Roasted Chicken:  https://locarbjabberwockey.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/super-easy-no-stress-christmas-meal/

 

 
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