We've shown you can lose weight easily eating a lot more than some well known diets would impose on you. In fact our weight loss system was so easy, we ended up losing 7 stone between us. Not bad when you consider the very high diet failure rate. Until I used this system I found it difficult to lose weight and keep it off.
Here's what we ate yesterday. We used normal cooking techniques too with butter and oil.
LEMON SOLE has such a delicate flavour you would think this powerful caper sauce would do it an injustice. In fact, the opposite was true.
When I tasted the caper sauce on its own, it was so acidic I thought I had better get the ketchup ready on standby. But… together they were divine. Like chalk and cheese - yet an unexpected perfect match.
Despite the butter, the dish came in under 450 calories. There was quite a bit of the sauce left in the pan - so it could stretch to serving four with less reduction. It was so much tastier than anticipated.
I had a jar of capers in the fridge - they've been haunting me for months, so I thought I'd better use them. (One of those purchases you make when you feel creative while shopping).
Our weight loss philosophy is to eat what you enjoy - nothing is banned. Live life to the full and savour your food. Forget about all that substitute low-fat food - just eat the real thing, and you will probably find you naturally eat less of it. As in this dish - we used full fat ingredients, yet there was plenty of sauce left in the frying pan. It's about not being afraid, and taking a leap of faith.
After enjoying such a wonderful treat, I can thoroughly recommend this dish. We were very surprised at just how balanced the fish was, and better still, you can prepare it within 30 minutes - the potatoes taking the longest! So why not experiment, try something new and enjoy this fabulous recipe:
LEMON SOLE with CAPER SAUCE
Ingredients (serves 2)
260-300g lemon sole fillets
2 teaspoons lemon juice
good splash of white wine
dash of Worcestershire sauce
tablespoon capers (well rinsed)
handful of fresh chopped parsley (or use teaspoon dried)
salt/pepper to taste
Heat butter in saucepan and fry chopped shallots.
When the butter starts to begin browning, add the lemon juice, wine and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce to thicken.
Add the parsley and capers and warm through.
In a separate pan, heat the oil and add the lemon sole. These take minutes to cook - as soon as the fillets change colour, turn over. Cook for a further minute or two with the heat OFF.
Season with salt/pepper - but if you've used Worcestershire sauce you probably won't need very much, so be careful.
We served ours with a medley of green vegetables.
****REMEMBER: - Do you know how many calories you are allowed each day?
Here's a link to our very first blog post about our weight loss journey, which we began in January 2011. We started this blog as a way of recording what we ate while losing weight. The blog is a food diary, and contains lots of recipes, tips and ideas about losing weight.
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