Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

July 9, 2007

Chef Tim Says...

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.I have just spent the day at the Fancy Food Show in New York City. Whew! A bit overwhelming I must say. Two huge convention floors filled with all kinds of food and much of it really good for you. Certainly if not the largest collection of olive oils under one roof ever, it was more than enough to satisfy even the most discriminating chef.

There was so much to report on and I was sad to only have a single day because I could have brought you reports of fantastic healthy and natural foods but I was only able to spend significant time with a few vendors. I will say that I saw ingredients and meals of fantastic quality but there were a few really innovative ones that stood out and I’ll give you reports of them in the next week or so. Greater Tuna...

Featured Recipe

Shrimp Fettuccine Salad
This is a quick and easy summer pasta salad. The tomato paste gives this a more savory flavor in the dressing and combines well with the olive oil to create a fresh flavor that's perfect for the veggies and the pasta. You could use salmon in this recipe as well. I would grill the salmon until the skin is crispy and then flake it into the salad.

Ask Dr. Gourmet

Hello, my recent blood test showed my cholesterol was elevated. I am trying to find out if shrimp is good while one is trying to reduce cholesterol. I mean grilled, plain shrimp not the swimming in butter kind. Can you help?

Dr. Gourmet Says....

Shrimp does have cholesterol and in higher amounts than some other animal protein. There is about 200 mg of cholesterol in 4 ounces of shrimp.

Keeping an eye on the amount of cholesterol in foods that you eat is one part of lowering your cholesterol. Trying to keep the average of cholesterol that you eat below 300 mg per day is a good target. Your doctor may want you to eat less -- check with him or her. Other keys are things like exercise and not smoking. Cholesterol Content of Shrimp

Featured Ingredient: Shrimp

CapersTThere are two main types of shrimp � cold water shrimp and warm water shrimp. For the most part domestic shrimp available in U.S. markets is of the warm water variety and is caught in the Gulf of Mexico (think Bubba Gump Shrimp Company here). Thailand and South America, however, have become a major exporters of shrimp to the world. Shrimp

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Hand on Heart

Hand on Heart

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