Thursday, August 26, 2010

One upping Popeye

Its midweek, well actually its more than midweek now. WOOHOO! But usually around Wednesday or Thursday, the hubs and I are feeling it. Training a bunch, training others, teaching classes, making Healthy Bites, etc. etc. etc. We need more iron in our diet to get over that "hump." Usually I try to fix a meal with lean meat (like bison, beef, ostrich, etc.) but this week I just wasn't feeling "meaty." I blame it on the heat! So whats one food that has almost double the amount of iron as meat? .........OYSTERS!!! They are loaded with iron. Almost 40% per serving, WOWZA! But before you judge my recipe, just read the ingredients. Doesn't look as good as it actually is.

Garlic Sauteed Oysters in Wakame Brown Rice noodles w/ Spinach, Tomato, & Goat Cheese

I used a can of raw oysters. I first sauteed them in a little olive oil with garlic. Then add in lots of spinach and 1 cup cherry tomatoes. It will make a nice little sauce once fully cooked. Cook the noodles according to the package.

These noodles usually take less than 10 minutes. They are quick and easy and delicious. Throw them back in the pot after draining and add a little butter or olive oil. Add a few dashes of black pepper and sea salt. Serve up your pasta and add your iron rich topping. I sprinkles some goat cheese on top. What can I say, I'm in a goat cheese phase. haha!



This definitely hit the spot and left us feeling re-energized. Could be just a placebo affect, but hey, if it works....it works.

Do you use oysters in any recipes? I'm guessing Eden or Sophia have something up her sleeve. Email me your best canned seafood recipe and I'll post the most interesting ones this weekend. Lyndzut@sbcglobal.net

Cheers,
LC

16 comments:

SSB said...

Another great recipe for me to try.

Bre said...

oysters? oh boy...I love your recipes & I think you are wonderful but I'm not so sure how I feel about oysters. I can't say I've ever eaten them--what other seafood are they similar too?

sophia said...

Um, hell yeah. How did you know? My mom ALWAYS buys about a lb of frozen oysters, because my dad loves it so much. Here's one: http://www.burpandslurp.com/2009/06/09/beauty-and-the-beet-face/

the pictures kind of suck, so you'll have to excuse that, but I guarantee it tastes freaking delicious. :-)

Chuck said...

I want to see your Gluten-free Guiness brownies get made! Any time soon?

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

that looks good to me sophia. Egg are good with ANYTHING. yum!

Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said...

Ooohhh, interesting!! I'm not an oyster kind of girl BUT I do love a healthy noodle. I'll have to look for those suckers.

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

OMG - I need to find those noodles. YUM. I love love love wakame. I am so with you on using a ton of spinach. I go through an entire bag by myself in a week. The hubs just better get his own ;-) And goat cheese goes well on anything I think. So when are you planning a trip to AR????

Dorry said...

That looks delicious! I'm going to have to try those noodles. I'm on a pasta kick these days.

Mo said...

Where do you find those noodles? I would love to try them. I think everything tastes better with a healthy dollop of goat cheese! Have a great weekend!

Janetha said...

i LOVE oysters, but unfortunately.. marshall hates all seafood. those noodles look SO good!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

yes, the noodles are delish! Check them out at so excited! www.kingsoba.com They have pumpkin noodles and sweet potato buckwheat. All gluten free!

Abby said...

When I think of eating oysters, I feel immense fear. Hahahah I just can't do it!!!!!

Kelsey said...

wakame seaweed is AWESOME! i love how theyve got ones mixed in with brown rice for a nice pasta alternative.. plus its a nice change from the usual spinach pasta i see everywhere. damn this looks delicious!!!

ps. popeye's got nothin on you <3

Eden said...

hahah! actually, I rarely eat them, but I DID learn how to shuck oysters in culinary school. Needless to say I SUCKED at it! LOL
Try this, I make it on holidays! http://glutenfreecooking.about.com/od/sidedishes/r/glutenfreeoystermushroomdressingrecipe.htm

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

yes, the noodles are delish! Check them out at so excited! www.kingsoba.com They have pumpkin noodles and sweet potato buckwheat. All gluten free!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

OMG - I need to find those noodles. YUM. I love love love wakame. I am so with you on using a ton of spinach. I go through an entire bag by myself in a week. The hubs just better get his own ;-) And goat cheese goes well on anything I think. So when are you planning a trip to AR????