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Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower

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This was absolutely delicious. I prepped it a day ahead of time and the flavors melded together wonderfully.

Ingredients:

4 boneless and skinless chicken thighs

Balsamic glaze (from Trader Joe’s)

1 t. Fresh thyme, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets

2 medium shallots, sliced thin

16 Kalamata olives, sliced

1 lemon

Fresh parsley for garnish

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450.

Place the chicken in a Ziploc bag. Season with some salt and pepper. Add the balsamic glaze, thume, and garlic. Mix well and allow to marinate for awhile.

Combine the cauliflower and shallots in a large sheet pan. Toss with 4 t. olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread the vegetables out in a single layer. Bake until the cauliflower starts to brown (about 25 min).

Remove pan from the oven. Toss the vegetables. Clear 4 spaces on the pan. Add the chicken, making sure each piece has contact with the pan. Return the pan to the oven and cook until the chicken is done and the cauliflower are tender (about 20 min).

Remove from the oven. Toss in the olives. Grate some lemon zest over the pan. Squeeze the lemon juice to taste. Toss altogether. Sprinkle parsley over the top.

If you’re following Weight Watchers, this was 6 Smart Points.

 

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Pork Chops with Vermouth and Capers

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Really good but be really careful not to overcook the pork chops!

10 Weight Watchers Smart Points

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

4 boneless center cut loin pork chops (about 3/4 inch thick)

1 c. thinly sliced shallots (about 2 shallots)

2 T. butter

1/2 c. vermouth

1/4 c. chicken broth

2 T. capers, rinsed

Parsley

Directions:

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add the pork chops and cook until browned on both sides. Cook until the chops register 145. Remove from pan and keep warm.

Add the shallots and 1 T. butter to the skillet. Cook until the shallots and soft and golden.

Add the vermouth and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half. Add the chicken broth and capers. Bring to a boil and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the parsley and remaining 1 T. butter and stir until the butter has melted. Serve over the pork chops.

10 Smart Points

Creamy Salmon

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Ingredients:

2 salmon steaks

1 shallot, finely chopped

1/2 c. parsley, finely chopped

1/4 c. white wine

3 T. butter

1/2 c. heavy cream

Half a lemon

Directions:

Cover the salmon with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill it until done.

Meanwhile, in a sauce pan, melt the butter. Add the shallots and cook them until beginning to brown. Add the white wine and reduce a bit. Add the juice of one lemon, the cream, and the parsley. Cook until the flavors have melded together.

Spoon this sauce over the salmon.

Veal Saute with Red Wine Sauce

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This was pretty easy to make, but I found the meat to be a bit tough. I thought that veal scallopine were supposed to be tender – maybe it’s the place where I buy it from. I think I’ll try it with beef scallopini the next time. The trick is to cook this for just a moment on each side!

Ingredients:

4 scallopini (veal or beef) – very thin

1 scallion, chopped fine

1/2 cup red wine

4 T. sage, chopped

Butter

Directions:

Heat up a frying pan. Add a dollop of butter and brown it a bit. Season the scallopini and add them to the frying pan. Sprinkle some sage on top. Cook them quickly on both sides and removed from the pan. Set them aside.

Melt another dollop of butter in the pan. Add the shallots and cook until browned. Add the red wine and cook until it is reduced by half. Add the sage and mix.

Spoon the sauce over the scallopini and serve.