Archive for December 29th, 2008

As per Wikipedia….Gremolata (or gremolada) is a chopped herb condiment typically made of garlic, parsley, and lemon peel. It is a traditional accompaniment to the Italian braised veal shank dish, “Ossobuco alla milanese“. The citrus element in gremolata makes it an appropriate addition to seafood dishes.

Tonight for dinner, we had Roasted Halibut with Beets, Escarole and Dill-Citrus Gremolata.


  • 2 TBS olive oil (separated)
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 tsp fresh grated orange zest (keep this orange!)
  • 1 8oz can beet slices, drained and rinsed
  • 1 head escarole, cleaned, dried and rough chopped
  • 1 TBS minced onion (boo-hoo, had to used dehydrated!)
  • 1 orange (the one you used to get the zest from)
  • 1 12 oz halibut fillet (cut in 2, about 1 inch thick)

Preheat the oven to 450 F.  Let your escarole soak well in water, and when ready to use, pat dry.  Spray a baking dish with non stick spray or coat with oil.  Mix dill and peel in a tiny bowl. Place beets in a dish and add your dill and peel (gremolata), onion, sprinkle with salt and pepper, add 1 tsp olive oil, toss well.   Put the dried, chopped escarole in another bowl and sprinkle with salt, pepper and add 2 tsp olive oil and squeeze 1/4 of your orange over the escarole.

Spread the escarole on the baking dish.  Coat your fish with the juice from 1/2 of the orange, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place on top of escarole. Brush with 1/2 TBS oil and top with the beet mixture.

Roast the fish until opaque, about 10-15 minutes. *With the beets on top, it adds height to the fish so you must add time to cooking. My fish tonight took about 18 minutes.


Nutrition(approx): 292 calories. 16 g fat. 212 sodium. 13 g carbs. 24 g protein. 

I served this with steamed cauliflower with a little lemon-pepper.

dinner-0011 It’s football Monday but all my fave’s are out of the playoffs. Now I have to pick the next best.  My rational has nothing to do with where we live, and I know the Chargers made it so I’ll root for them.  Now I have to have a 3rd string back up.  Will have to let you know when I review, once again, whose in.

Have a great night.


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I was amazed at how easy it was to get up this morning at my earlier time!  What WAS difficult was running on the T/M.  But I did it for 3 1/2 miles, then opted for the ET for the last 10 minutes. 

For my weight work out, I chose chest and biceps today.

  • All exercises 4 sets x 12 reps.
  • Incline chest press + concentration bicep curls.
  • Standing chest press (cables) + hammer curls.
  • Pec cross overs + db bicep curls.
  • Flat bench flies + curls using the rope on the cable machine.
  • 4 sets x 10 reps: push ups + crunches

Although the weather station indicated 36 degrees, there was a wind so it was cool walking Shane. We jogged a little, but mostly walked for 30 minutes. 

Pre exercise protein:  Jay Robb Chocolate – 1 scoop + 4 L-Glut-amine

Post exercise and breakfast: Jay Robb Chocolate – 1 scoop + 1 scoop L-Glut-amine powder + 1/3 cup FUZE, water, ice and 2 strawberries.

1/3 cup of Cream of Rye + 1 chopped date + water + cinnamon, and a little peanut butter residue from Shane’s spoon full that I wrap around his Glucosamine pills.

1/2 Ruby Red Grapefruit.    Good CLEAN eating!


So it’s Monday!   It’s a short week for most of us and that’s a nice winding down opportunity from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holiday.  I heard the retail sales were the worst – well, they can’t blame my family!  One of my favorite gifts was a 550 series Rumba iRobot cleaner.  It works great! Our house is quite big so we have to take it in 3 day intervals, cleaning just the main “hair of the Shane” rooms.  Lovin’ it so far!

That’s it for now – everyone have a super day and if you would be so kind, please let me know your New Year’s plans.  New Year’s Eve and what you do New Year’s Day.  By the way … if you’re superstitious, NO CLOTHES WASHING ON NEW YEARS DAY!

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