Antipasto Duo ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )


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As the name suggests, this is a combination of two starters, ideally served before a main course of pasta! both these starters are served together as a platter… the paneer is marinated in lemon juice and flavoured with honey and garlic while the vegetables are delectably drenched in herbs and lemon juice. Serve this platter with herbed pizza squares for a sumptuous starter. The interesting combination of lemon, honey and herbs in the dressing is what makes this starter and real five-starrer! however being a little high on the calorie and protein scale, it should be had in restricted serving size and as an occasional treat.

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Lemon Honey Marinated Cottage Cheese
1 tsp olive oil or any other oil
1 tsp honey
2 garlic (lehsun) cloves , crushed
1 tsp lemon juice
2 pinches grated lemon rind
1/4 tsp dried thyme
salt and to taste
1 cup low fat paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 25 mm. (1”) cubes

For The Herb Marinated Capsicum and Baby Corn
1 medium red capsicum , cut into quarters and deseeded
1 medium green capsicum , cut into quarters and deseeded
1 tsp olive oil or any other
3 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp finely chopped fresh basil
2 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley
salt to taste
8 to 10 baby corn , cut into halves lengthwise and blanched

Method
For the lemon honey marinated cottage cheese

  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the paneer, in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the paneer and toss well. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 to 3 hours.

For the herb marinated capsicum and baby corn

  1. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), place the capsicum skin side down and cook till the skin blisters and turns black.
  2. Remove from the flame and keep aside covered with a damp kitchen towel for 5 minutes.
  3. Peel away the skin and cut each capsicum piece into cubes. Keep aside.
  4. Combine the oil, lemon juice, basil, parsley and salt together in a bowl and mix well.
  5. Add the capsicum and baby corn, toss well and keep aside to marinate for at least 2 to 3 hours. Keep refrigerated.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, arrange the lemon honey marinated cottage cheese and herb marinated capsicum and baby corn on a large serving platter.

Handy tip:

  1. Remember to drain out the excess juices from all the marinated ingredients. However remember to drain only the excess and not all the juices, so that all the ingredients remain succulent.
Nutrient values 
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatVitamin AVitamin CIronFibre
256 calories 18.6 gm 40.5 gm 3.6 gm 1381.2 mcg 74.0 mg 1.0 mg 2.0 gm
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