hCG Diet Recipes: Citrus Fish
Most recipes for Citrus Fish are pretty basic. Just because you’re making hCG diet recipes doesn’t mean you should stint yourself on flavor.
100 grams of white fish: haddock, flounder or red snapper are recommended
2 T of lemon juice (meyer lemons not recommended)
2 lemons, sliced
1 stalk lemon grass
½ t lemon zest
1 T of white wine
Arugula (with or without fennel greens mixed in per your taste)
Fresh-cracked black pepper
Use a white fish with dense meat—avoid tilapia and other loose-grained fish for this recipe. The less meaty fishes won’t stand up to the strong flavor profile in this hCG diet recipe.
In a small saucepan combine the lemon juice, white wine and dash of sea salt. Bring to a simmer and reduce to ½ the amount of liquid. Reserve and cool.
Split the lemon grass stalk, cut into large pieces and clean thoroughly. Place lemon grass in the steamer basket. Top with some lemon slices. Place enough water in the bottom of the steamer to not touch the basket with 1 sliced lemon floating in the water. Bring to a boil. Dredge the fish in the reduced lemon mixture and place in the steamer. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
Steam the fish until cooked through. Serve on a bed of arugula with or without chopped fennel fronds. Place the cooked fish over the bed of greens. Drizzle a small amount of any leftover lemon sauce on the fish. Finish with cracked pepper and a little lemon zest.
You could also serve a great salad side dish with the fish. Combine diced hearts of palm, some lemon zest, cucumbers that have been diced and seeded, along with some capers. A bit of chopped, fresh dill would also enhance all the tastes in this meal.
Too often fish dishes on a diet are given short shrift. For your hCG diet recipes, look for tastes you like and unique ways to prepare and present the dishes. If you’re going to eat this way the rest of your life, it’s important to find ways to enjoy doing so.