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Selected High Calorie Recipes

Salmon Ala Blue

A Fish Story - by Ann Gaba, MS, RD, CDE
The old saying goes "fish is brain food". Whether or not that is true, you'd be smart to try the following recipe. The mixture of flavors may seem a little odd on a printed page, but cooked together they are a treat! The foil packet also makes for an easy clean up when you are through. For people with H.D. looking to hook some calories, at 613 per serving, this is "the big one."

1 Salmon fillet (about 2 lbs)
6 oz. Blue cheese (6 "singles" slices)
1/2 cup beer*
fresh ground black pepper
2 - 3 limes, cut into wedges

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. With the skin side down, make diagonal cuts in the salmon fillet about 1 inch apart. The cuts should go well into the fish, but not through the skin. When you are done cutting, place the salmon on a large piece of aluminum foil in a baking pan with sides at least 2 inches high. Break the cheese slices into small wedges and stuff them into the cuts on the salmon. Sprinkle with pepper. Pour beer gently over the salmon until covered. Close the foil. Bake about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the salmon is cooked and flaky. Squeeze fresh lime juice over each portion just before serving.

Nutrition information based on 4 servings: 613 calories, 66 grams protein

*Note that the alcohol will cook out during baking.

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Baked Chicken Salad

chicken salad4 cups of diced cooked chicken
1 ½ cups cooked rice
1 can cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup
1 cup mayonnaise
4 cups of diced cooked chicken
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded cheese

Mix chicken, rice, soup, mayonnaise, salt and pepper together and place in a shallow baking pan. Top with shredded cheese. Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

Each serving provides: 794 calories. Approximate Exchanges are: 8 meat, 1 bread, and 5 fat.

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Hamburger Stroganoff

1 pound ground beef
1/2 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
3 tablespoon flour
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped

Melt butter in a large skillet and brown ground beef. Slowly mix in flour. Add chopped onions, mushrooms, and seasonings. Cover and let simmer for about five minutes or until mushrooms and onions are soft. Add sour cream and mix well. Serve over noodles. NOTE: This recipe also works very well in a crockpot (slow cooker). Brown the ground beef first. Then add all other ingredients and cook on "medium" heat for about 8 - 10 hours.

Makes 4 servings. Each serving provides: 581 calories. Approximate Exchanges are: 5 meat, 1/2 bread, and 7 fat

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"Impossible" Quiche

Butter a large pie pan, and sprinkle with the following: 12 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese 1/2 cup finely chopped onion Place the following in a blender or food processor and blend until well mixed: 2 cups milk 1/2 cup Bisquick 4 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pour blended mixture over the bacon, cheese, and onion in the pie pan. Bake at 350F for 50 - 55 minutes or until well set and golden brown. Let cool about 5 minutes before serving. NOTE: This recipe can be made in many variations depending on what you like and happen to have on hand. Ie: could add shredded carrots, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, shrimp, crab meat, different types of cheese such as Montery Jack.

Makes 4 servings. Each serving provides: 597 calories Approximate Exchanges are: 6 meat, 1 bread, 6 fat, and 1/2 milk

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Veal Marsala

veal marsala1 1/2 lbs thin sliced (or ground) veal
8oz can mushroom slices, drained
1 large onion
1/2 cup marsala wine
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
fresh ground pepper to taste

Melt butter in a large frying pan. Dip veal in flour lightly and brown in frying pan. Take it out and set it aside. Cut up onion into small pieces and saute in pan from veal, add mushrooms. Add marsala wine to mushrooms and onions. Raise the heat and bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat, add veal and sprinkle with pepper. Cover and let simmer until veal is very tender.

Makes 6 servings. Each serving provides: 368 calories Approximate Exchanges are: 4 meat, 2 fat, and 1 vegetable

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Noodles Alfredo

noodles alfredo8 oz. (about 4 cups) cooked egg noodles
1/2 cup butter
½ cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Cook noodles in boiling water until soft. Drain. In a small sauce pan, melt
butter. Add cream and heat through. Pour over noodles. Add cheeses, salt and pepper. Toss lightly until noodles are coated.

Makes 4 servings. Each serving provides: 671 calories
Approximate Exchanges are: 2 meat, 2 bread, and 9 fat

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Apple Kuchen

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup butter
4 McIntosh apples, peeled, and chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream

Sift flours and salt into large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Set aside. Add remainder of sugar to flour mixture and mix well. Add butter and mix. Pack into 9" round cake pan. Arrange apple slices over mixture and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Bake at 375F for about 15 minutes, or until apples are soft. While the above is baking, combine in a medium-sized bowl, eggs, sour cream, cinnamon and nutmeg. Remove apple & crust mixture from oven and pour sour cream mixture evenly over the top. Sprinkle with a little more brown sugar. Return it to the oven to bake 30 - 40 minutes more. Serve warm or cooled. Makes 4 servings. Each serving provides: 898 calories Approximate Exchanges are: 1 meat, 3 bread, 12 fat, and 1/2 fruit

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Bread Pudding

5 slices of 'day old' bread
3 cups milk, scalded
2 tablespoons soft butter
3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a medium sized baking dish. Toast bread lightly, then spread with butter while hot. Cut slices into quarters. Fit into prepared pan, overlapping slightly. Scald milk. Beat eggs slightly. Add salt to eggs, then all but 2 teaspoons of the sugar, then the hot milk and vanilla. Pour over toast and let stand 10 minutes, pressing toast down lightly once or twice to soak up milk mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon and remaining sugar over the top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm or cold, plain or with whipped cream on top. NOTE: For a finer texture, rip up the toast into very small pieces instead of cutting it into quarters. Makes 4 servings. Each serving provides: 450 calories Approximate Exchanges are: 1 meat, 1 bread, 3 fat , 1 milk, and 1 fruit

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Cheese Cake

6 - 8oz packages cream cheese (3 lbs)
2 cups sugar
1 pint heavy cream
7 whole eggs, plus 3 egg yolks
1 pint sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
1 1/2 cups crushed graham
1/2 cup soft butter cracker crumbs

Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter together and divide mixture in half. Press half of crumb mixture into the bottom of each of two 9" round cake pans. Cream together cream cheese, sugar, eggs and egg yolks. Add sour cream, heavy cream, and flavorings. Mix well. Pour into pans over the cracker crust. Bake at 350F until set. Makes 2 cakes, 8 servings each. Each serving provides: 620 calories Approximate Exchanges are: 1/2 meat , 13 fat, 1/2 bread

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Cherry Cheese Tarts

cherry cheese tart18 vanilla wafer cookies
6 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling

Put paper cupcake liners into muffin tins. Place 1 vanilla wafer in each liner. Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla at medium speed. Pour into papers, on top of vanilla wafers. Bake 12 - 15 minutes in a 350F oven. When cool, spoon cherry pie filling on top. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve. Tarts may also be garnished with whipped cream.
Makes 18 servings. Each serving (1 tart) provides: 133 calories Approximate Exchanges are: 1/2 bread, and 3 fat

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Impossible Pie

4 eggs
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 cup soft, shredded coconut

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix well. Pour into a buttered pie pan. Bake at 350F for about 1 hour, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes 6 servings. Each serving provides: 341 calories Approximate Exchanges are: 1/2 meat, 1/2 bread, 4 fat and 1/2 milk

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Oatmeal Brown Bread

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup corn meal
1 cup molasses
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups hot water

Mix all ingredients together. Pour into two clean, well buttered coffee cans.
Cover each can with a piece of waxed paper, secured in place with a rubber band. Place cans into a large pot with a cover. Fill pot with about 1- 2 inches of water. Steam over medium heat for about 1 hour or until breads are cooked through. (A knife inserted in the center comes out clean.) Check water during steaming to be sure it doesn't all boil out. Makes 2 breads, about 6 servings each. Each serving (1 slice) provides: 130 calories
Approximate Exchanges are: 1 bread

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

2/3 cup butter
2 2/3 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 lb. Canned pumpkin
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
16 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 2 9x5x3" loaf pans. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, pumpkin and water. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into loaf pans. Bake 65 - 75 minutes. Makes 2 loaves, about 6 servings each. Each serving provides: 586 calories Approximate Exchanges are: 2 bread, and 8 fat

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"Almond Joy" Shake

Coco for Loco: Since weight maintenance is so important for people with HD, they and their families are always on the lookout for tasty ways to add some calories to meals and snacks. In this issue of the newsletter, we look at "Coco Goya" cream of coconut. If you love the creamy, nutty flavor of many popular candy bars, such as "Almond Joy" or "Mounds", you will likely enjoy this tropical treat too! At 70 calories per tablespoon, it can crank up the calories in a bowel of hot cereal, top a scoop of ice cream, or add a bit of tropical flair to chicken or fish dishes. Below are some recipe ideas to get you started. Enjoy!

Chocolate Ice Cream 1 pint
Cream of Coconut 1 15oz can
Almond Butter 2 tablespoons
Half and Half ½ cup

Combine all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth.
Makes about 3 (2 cup) shakes, each contains approximately 987 calories, and 8 grams of protein.

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"Piña Colada" Chicken

About 12 oz boneless chicken, cut into small pieces
2 tbsp canola oil
1 cup crushed pineapple (8 ¼ oz can)
1 cup coconut cream (8 ¾ oz can)
½ tsp. lemon pepper

In a large skillet, saute chicken in oil until cooked and slightly browned. Add crushed pineapple, coconut cream, and lemon pepper. Mix thoroughly and simmer on low heat until sauce has thickened as much as desired.
Makes about 2 servings, each approximately 849 calories, 57 grams protein.

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