Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pan-Seared Rockfish

Served over wilted baby spinach and garlic with butternut squash topped with Chimichurri sauce

Every month, GBMC holds a Facebook Live cooking demonstration featuring healthy recipes from The Sleeved Chef, Michael Salamon. Michael graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and is passionate about “teaching cooking techniques and recipes to pre- and post-operative bariatric patients.” He had a type of bariatric surgery known as a sleeve gastrectomy in September 2016 and enjoys sharing his knowledge of cooking with fellow weight loss patients. Co-hosting the demonstration with him is Jana Wolff, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition for GBMC’s Comprehensive Obesity Management Program, where Michael was treated. 

Please tune in to GBMC’s Facebook page on Tuesday, October 24 at 6pm for another live cooking demonstration with Michael and Jana!

(2) 4-oz. rockfish fillets
5 oz. baby spinach
3 cloves fresh garlic
4 oz. butternut squash

Chimichurri Sauce
1 cup fresh Italian parsley
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tsp. crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

Watch the pan-seared rockfish cooking demonstration here.

  1. Prepare the Chimichurri sauce by combining parsley leaves, extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic cloves, crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper and puree in a robot coupe food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Peel the butternut squash and cut it into 1/8 inch rounds.
  3. Fry the butternut squash chips in a ¼ in of extra virgin olive oil until browned on both sides. Place on a paper towel on top of plate to soak up any extra fat.
  4. Cut the rockfish filet into two four-ounce pieces, coat both sides with extra virgin olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Sear the rockfish skin side down until browned and turn over.
  6. Meanwhile, sauté minced garlic and wilt baby spinach in a separate sauté pan.
  7. Place a butternut squash chip in the middle of the plate, put wilted spinach on the butternut squash chip, top with the rockfish filets and then top with Chimichurri sauce.
Recipe yields 2 servings
Calories: 430
Total Fat: 28g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 45mg
Sodium: 190mg
Protein: 26g
Carbohydrate: 19g

Recipe courtesy of Michael Salamon, The Sleeved Chef.

A Unified Team Fights Breast Cancer at GBMC

Finding out that you have breast cancer is something no one wants to hear, and many women avoid scheduling a mammogram for fear of the diagnosis and potential treatments. GBMC’s primary care practices and the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at GBMC want to change the way people think about breast cancer because getting a breast cancer screening is one of the most important things you can do for your health.

October is breast cancer awareness month, but any time of year is a good time to talk about the disease with your primary care provider. Your physician will work with you to decide how often you should be screened depending on your individual risk factors (age, family history, body mass index, etc.). If necessary, a mammogram will be recommended for you, which can be performed at the Advanced Radiology practice located conveniently on the GBMC campus.

In the event a breast cancer is diagnosed, one should remember that most breast cancers are curable when detected early and when small. GBMC’s Breast Care Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to treatment that is tailored to each patient’s needs in a healing and supportive environment. A team of experts in surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, plastic surgery, lymphedema, nutrition, and genetics works together closely to get patients the information and care they need. If your doctor determines that you meet clinical criteria for genetic testing, you will have access to a full evaluation with our specialists at The Harvey Institute for Human Genetics. A nurse navigator and Oncology Support Services staff members are also available onsite to guide patients through the journey.

Fear of needing multiple or complex surgeries is another reason why some people may avoid breast cancer screening. In the past, a breast cancer diagnosis almost always resulted in a mastectomy, but that is no longer the case. Improved surgical techniques have made it so that the majority of breast cancer surgeries are small outpatient procedures. It is now the standard of care that women undergo breast-conserving therapy defined as a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy for small tumors in the breast. Reconstructive surgery is often not needed.

Dr. Sara Fogarty, DO, Associate Director of the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center, recently sat down with Gina Crash, Co-host of Today's 101.9 Morning Show, to share updates in breast cancer care and the many services her team provides. Watch the full interview here.