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July 8, 2015
catebogue

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A trip to the Southwest!

I’m in the mood for something quick and easy and healthy!  This menu is a great one for summertime eating, and it’s perfect for any weeknight dinner, but it’s elegant enough to serve company as well.  Hope you like it as much as I do!

SOUTHWESTERN TILAPIA

ROASTED SWEET POTATOES

LEMON GARLIC BRUSSELS SPROUTS

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SOUTHWESTERN TILAPIA

(Adapted from Heandsheeatclean.com)

Southwestern Tilapia Clean Eating Eat Clean Seafood

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4 (6 – ounce fillets)

2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 lime (or 2 TBSP Key West Lime Juice)
Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, optional
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Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a small bowl mix spices together.
IMG_9985Drizzle each fillet with olive oil.
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Sprinkle each fillet with the mixture of spices.
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Squeeze lime juice over the fillets. Flip the fillets over & repeat steps 3-5. Bake (ideally on a rack placed on a pan) until golden brown and flakey (around 9-12 minutes). Top with shredded Monterey Jack cheese if desired and return to the oven just to melt the cheese.
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ROASTED SWEET POTATOES
2 Sweet Potatoes
2-3 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Smoked Paprika
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Wash and peel the potatoes.
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Then dice them into 1 inch chunks, and place the cubes in a large bowl.
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Drizzle olive oil over to coat.
Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper along with about 1 tsp of paprika and toss together.
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Pour the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet.
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Bake at 450 degrees F for about 20 minutes (depending on how large your pieces are).
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LEMON GARLIC BRUSSELS SPROUTS
(Adapted from What’s Gaby Cooking)
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what’sgabycooking

2 lb Brussel Sprouts
4 tbsp olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, juiced and zested
3 tbsp gruyere, parmesan or fontina, grated
sea salt
pepper
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Clean the brussel sprouts by rinsing and then trimming off the ends and peeling the outer layer of the sprout off. Cut each one in half. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once heated, add the halved brussels sprouts to the pan and saute for about 7-8 minutes on each side until the outer part is a caramelized brown and the inside is soft and fully cooked.
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Add the garlic half way through the cooking.

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Reduce the heat to low and add the lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper.Stir to combine and taste. Adjust seasoning if needed. Add the cheese on top and serve.

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