Nibble on This | February

by Carolyn Burris

Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month make February a month to celebrate sweethearts. What a perfect time to show your loved one how much you care by preparing a meal with heart-healthy superfoods such as omega-3 fatty acids and fresh vegetables. Adding superfoods to your daily diet has the ability to decrease the risk of cancer, improve heart function, and fight infection. Make heart healthy dishes for you and your sweetheart and you will be doing your part for a healthier heart!

Examples of superfoods:

Beans • Blueberries • Broccoli • Oats • Oranges • Pumpkin • Salmon • Soy • Spinach • Tea (green or black) • Tomatoes • Turkey • Walnuts • Yogurt


Baked Grouper with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Ingredients :

  • 3 1/2 cups chopped seeded tomato (about 4 medium)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) grouper fillets

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425°.

Combine first 10 ingredients in a medium bowl.

Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat. Place fish, skin sides up, in pan; cook 2 minutes. Turn fish over; top with tomato mixture. Bring to a boil. Place pan in oven; bake at 425° for 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

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