Sunday, June 28, 2009


Pesto Salmon and Roasted Broccoli & Shallots

We played tennis this evening. It was a lot of fun and best of all ... nobody in the surrounding area got hurt. We plan to play again very soon.
Not a bad little work out either.

11:45 am

+ LC Mocha Ice & Cream Shake - 3 ice cubes, a few ounces of organic heavy cream and 4-6 oz of purified water, 1 scoop of ORAC Energy Greens, 1 scoop of Jarrow Unflavored Whey Protein, 1 ox of organic cocoa powder, 1 scoop of organic sprouted flax meal, 1 tsp of organic instant coffee, a splash of organic vanilla extract, stevia and Also Salt - blended up using my handy-dandy immersion blender

note: I'm experimenting with different ingredients/flavors. Part of the reason is to use up items that I have lying around. I'm also attempting to find an ingredient list that maximizes nutrition, minimizes cost and is still appetizing. A tall order indeed.

2:00 pm

+ a cup of organic, black coffee with 1 packet of organic stevia/inulin

3:30 pm

+ mid-day "mish-mash" (natural gravlax topped with organic sour cream, leftover stewed short ribs from Jerry's Deli and a few ounces of raw milk Comte AOC cheese)

6:00 pm

+ a cup of organic, black coffee with 1 packet of organic stevia/inulin

7:45 pm (pictured above)

+ 2 salmon fillets topped with pesto

+ oven roasted organic broccoli with organic shallots and red pepper flakes

11:00 pm

+ a few ounces of raw Comte AOC cheese

+ several thin slices of natural prosciutto

More to come ... I hope.


Low Carber said...

Looking good as always Harry :)

Harry said...

Thanks, LC!

Back at ya! :)

Deborah said...


Harry Im so excited to hear this!!!
How fun. Tennis is my life. I play competitive tennis about 10 hours a week and work part-time at a tennis club so I dont have to pay. I can play for free indoors all during the cold winter. Tennis is such amazing exercise. Without it I know I would be over 200 lbs easily. The best part is it doesnt even feel like exercise!!!! You need to locate a couple of mens leagues in your area and you will be addicted too!!!! ( Go to USTA.COM and hit tennis link-then leagues) Not to mention you are so lucky getting to play outside all year!!! Take advantage.

anne h said...

It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt! Wonderful looking chef food again Harry! I ate an Avocado yesterday and thought of your blog!

Harry said...

Thanks, Deborah!

I feel the same way (much to my surprise) ... tennis doesn't feel like exercise. That is, until the next morning. :-)

We're lucky that we have a tennis court in our apartment complex. We just have to use it! I think we will more often now.

Thanks for the encouragement!

Harry said...

Thanks, Anne!

Good for you. Avocado is an excellent LC food, IMO.

No one got hurt and I even got the chance to pet a local kitty cat while my wife spent some time in the hot tub (after our tennis practice). A fine afternoon indeed! :-)

Jade said...

Your food looks great as always. Went to the state farmer's market today and loaded up on roma tomatoes for the canoes. Also bought some goat cheese rolled in black peppercorns and some free range eggs and some grass fed burger. Your healthy menus are rubbing off on me. :) I have been on vacation for 8 days with restaurant food for every meal so it is time to get back to the real stuff. jade

Harry said...

Thanks, Jade!

I hope your vacation was a lot of fun. :-)

It sounds like you found some delicious ingredients at the farmers' market. Please let me/us know if you discover any interesting ways of using them.

Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Hello Harry,

Can you please share how you make your salmon and broccoli meal it looks fantastic.

Do you ever worry about mercury in fish, salmon etc? How does one choose a salmon that doesn't contain mercury? I did read that the mercury in fish is natural and not the same as man made mercury, but there still seems to be a lot of conflicting information around. I have elevated mercury, so that's why I'm asking.

Thanks a lot!


Harry said...

Good day, Claire.

Salmon appears to be on the low end of the mercury spectrum:

We cook the salmon in a very similar manner as is shown in this video. We just don't use the flour. Instead, we simply add some sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to each side before cooking it. Last night, my wife added a variety of pesto sauce she bought at Whole Foods Market (a health food store). It added a little extra zing to the dish. :-)

re: the broccoli

Just defrost some frozen, organic broccoli florets. Drain them well - excess water is the enemy!

Next, chop or slice up some organic shallots - to taste.

Add some organic, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, fresh cracked pepper and red pepper flakes (if you like it spicy) to the broccoli and shallots. Mix all the ingredients well and make sure all the florets are coated and spiced.

Place the coated and seasoned florets on a flat baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven - about 10 minutes, followed be a few minutes of broiler time to brown and crisp them up.

Keep an eye on the cooking process. Ovens vary and I'd hate for your broc to get burnt!

Pull it out of the oven and eat! :-) Hope you enjoy!

Harry said...

Oops. Forgot to post the YouTube Salmon Tutorial!