Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Recipes for Heart Healthy Meal...Cooking TV

I watched Cooking TV this morning as I drank my first cup of coffee...this show always inspired me.  The French Food at Home hostess, Laura Calder,  prepared a meal using halibut, roasted carrots and a side with chickpeas + olives to accompany a halibut steak cooked in browned butter.  This particular recipe fit with all those diet restriction I should be observing.  A perfect combination of legumes, fish, olive oil, and vegetables!  I will make extra so we can have some wonderful leftovers.
Halibut with Brown Butter, Crushed Chickpeas with Olives and Roasted Cumin Carrots
French Food at Home with Laura Calder (check out the website for full informaton)


  • For the chickpeas
  • 1 cup or 14-ounces dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives
  • Handful chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • For the carrot
  • 8 slender carrots, with tops
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seed, lightly crushed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the halibut
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (4-ounce) halibut fillets
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Have a wonderful day.

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