Saturday, January 17, 2015

Healthy Recipes for the Heart

Cooking delicious healthy meals for the family is what every mom wants to do.  But cooking delicious healthy meals that are good for the heart is quite tricky.  Because we are we are led to believe that whenever we use cooking oil, it is bad for the heart. 

The good news is that there is now a cooking oil in the market that is very good for the heart and for the budget.  It’s called Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil.  Because it is made of canola oil which is the healthiest cooking oil due to its high monounsaturated fat (the good fat) and low saturated fat (the bad fat).  It also has Omega 3 and 6 that are good for the heart.   

Here are two heart-healthy delicious recipes you can try using Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil.  Heart-Healthy Salmon which was featured at GMA 7’s Basta Everyday Happy cooked by Donita Rose and Pork Steak with Mushroom Bits featured at GMA 7’s Sarap Diva cooked by REgine Velasquez-Alcasid.

Heart-Healthy Salmon

For the Salmon:
2 center-cut salmon fillets (6oz each)
1 ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
2 tablespoon Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil
Freshly ground black pepper

For the Salsa:
1 medium red onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 pcs medium tomatoes
2 firm-ripe avocados
1 pc ripe mango
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1.    Place the salmon fillets in a shallow bowl.  Toss well with lemon juice, cilantro, Jolly Canola oil, and pepper.  Let it rest for 15 mins.
2.    Cook the salmon, skin side  down in a nonstick skillet over medium to high heat for 2-3mins, shaking the pan and carefully lifting the salmon with a spatula to loosen it from the pan.
3.    Reduce the heat to medium.  Cover the pan and wait for 3-4mins until the salmon is cooked.  The skin should be crisp and the flesh medium rare.
4.    To make the salsa: finely chop onion and mince garlic.  In a bowl toss onion and garlic with cilantro.
5.    Chop tomatoes and mango, add to onion mixture, toss to combine.
6.    Peel and pit avocados and cut into ¾ inch pcs.  Add avocados, lime juice, and pepper to taste. 
7.    Spoon over cooked salmon.

Pork Steak with Mushroom Bits

1kg pork steak, cut into small cubes
½ cup soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon ground paprika
2 tablespoon Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil
2-3 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 cans Jolly Button Mushroom Whole cut in half
½ cup red wine
2 tablespoon butter
Chopped parsley

1.    Season pork steak in soy sauce, salt, and pepper, set aside.
2.    Pre heat pan with some Jolly Canola Oil and cook the pork cubes until slightly brown.
3.    Remove from pan.  Toss in chopped garlic and Jolly Button Mushrooms.  Saut√© then season with some salt, pepper, and ground paprika.
4.    Deglaze with red wine then simmer until sauce is slightly thick.
5.    Mix in the cooked pork and cold butter.
6.    Transfer to plate then garnish with some toasted garlic and chopped parsley.

Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation. 

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