Friday, September 30, 2011

Halibut Recipe: The Natural Sleep Aid

HALIBUT is packed with Vitamin B6 and Tryptophan. B6 is good for your Cardiovascular Health (The Heart and Blood Vessels) and the Circulatory System (The Blood Flow.) Tryptophan is an Essential Amino Acid found in foods that contains protein; which tryptophans converts into serotonin after entering the brain. (Serotonin has a lot to do with your mood, appetite, sleep and your impulses.)

Grilled Halibut and Fresh Mango Salsa

2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 1/2 cups diced peeled ripe mango
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey, agave, or beet sugar
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets
1 tablespoon olive oil

Prepare grill.
Combine first 7 ingredients. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and garlic.
Rub halibut with oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Place fish on grill rack; grill 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with mango salsa
Nutritional Information...
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 295
Calories from fat: 24%
Fat: 7.8g
Saturated fat: 1.1g
Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
Protein: 37g
Carbohydrate: 19.5g
Fiber: 2.8g
Cholesterol: 54mg
Iron: 2.3mg
Sodium: 687mg
Calcium: 105mg

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