Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ponzu Sauce

Ponzu Sauce, the tangy soy-based sauce, is traditionally made with a citrus fruit and may have been inspired by visitors from Holland during the 17th century. Fresh lemon juice and orange juice give this sauce a citrus snap.

  • 1/2c Soy Sauce
  • 1/4c Orange Juice
  • 2T Lemon Juice
  • 1T Water
  • 1T Mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 1/8t Crushed Red Pepper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Cover & Chill.

Eel Sauce

Until the other day, I thought Eel Sauce was made with eel.  Turns out, it was traditionally used as a sauce on eel, hence the name.  

  • 1/2c Soy Sauce
  • 1/2c White Sugar
  • 1/2c Mirin (Janapese sweet rice wine)
Heat all ingredients in a pan over medium heat.  Cook & Stir constantly until liquid is reduced to about 3/4c.

Sauce will become the consistency of syrup once cooled.

Spicy Mayo

Spicy mayonnaise sauce goes great with spicy tuna and other spicy sushi rolls.

  • 1T Mayo
  • 1t Sriracho hot sauce
  • 1t Lemon Juice

Combine all ingredients.  Store in the fridge.  To use, place in a Ziploc baggie & cut a hole in the tip.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Turkey Chili Taco Soup

This is a low-fat version of the classic Taco Soup.  It tastes great & at 192cal/serving, who can pass it up.

Turkey Chili Taco Soup
Servings: 9  Size: 1-1/4 cups  Old Points: 3 pts  Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 198.8 • Fat: 1.4 g • Carb: 29.7 g • Fiber: 7.0 g  • Protein: 19.5 g
  • 1.3 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 10 oz can rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 15 oz canned or frozen corn, drained
  • 15 oz kidney beans, drained
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 16 oz fat free refried beans
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (you can use 40% less sodium)
  • 2 1/2 cups fat free low sodium chicken broth (Swansons)

In a large pot, brown turkey on medium heat, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. When cooked through, add onions and pepper and cook 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, corn, beans, tomato sauce, refried beans, taco seasoning and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and simmer about 10-15 minutes.

Serve with a few baked tortilla chips and your favorite toppings such as low fat sour cream, jalapeƱos, reduced fat cheese, chopped scallions,  onions, or chopped fresh cilantro. Freeze leftovers in individual portions for future meals.