With the summer starting to fade into fall, Dr. Sinatra and I are getting in all the grilling we can while the weather is still warm and the days are still long. So, in the spirit of great grilling and healthy heart nutrition, here are a few of our favorite recipes.
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki
(Makes 2 servings)
- 8 to 10 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, split and pounded thin
- 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. dry sherry
- ½ cup unsweetened canned pineapple juice
- 1 tsp. ginger, grated
- 2 slices canned pineapple
- 1 scallion, slivered
Place chicken breast in a shallow glass or ceramic pan. Combine soy sauce, honey, sherry, pineapple juice, and ginger, and pour over chicken breast. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours. Heat grill pan and cook chicken for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Discard any remaining marinade. Grill pineapple briefly if desired. Garnish with scallions and pineapple.
Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories 220; Total Fat 3 g Sodium 786 mg Total Carbohydrate 21 g Fiber 1 g; Protein 25 g
Grilled Red Snapper
(Makes 4 servings)
- 1 lb. red snapper fillet
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- Fresh ground pepper
Preheat broiler. Combine olive oil and lemon juice and brush on filet. Season both sides of snapper with pepper. Grill five inches from broiler for 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories 140; Total Fat 6 g Sodium 75 mg Total Carbohydrate < 0.5 g Fiber 0 g; Protein 49 g
Chickpea Salad with Rosemary
(Makes 2 servings)
This salad is a great accompaniment to either chicken or fish. I like to use rosemary and parsley right from my herb garden!
- 1 (15 oz.) can unsalted or low sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 Tbsp. red onion, chopped
- 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 small tomato, diced
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and chill for several hours or overnight.
Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories 290; Total Fat 15 g Sodium 56 mg Total Carbohydrate 133 g Fiber 13 g; Protein 42 g
For more information on healthy heart nutrition or some of Dr. Sinatra’s famous recipes, visit his Web site at www.drsinatra.com.