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Asparagus Fish Bundles

 Asparagus Fish Bundles
Low-fat food can look just as appealing as heavy entrees. Wrapped around asparagus bundles, these mouthwatering fish fillets are an ideal example. The basil-thyme sauce is an exceptional touch to the lovely dinner.—Jane Shapton, Irvine, California
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 orange roughy fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 20 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • SAUCE:
  • 2/3 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Wrap each fillet around five asparagus spears; secure with
  • toothpicks. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with
  • cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with
  • onions. Bake, uncovered, 12-15 minutes longer or until fish flakes
  • easily with a fork and asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients until
  • blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Discard toothpicks from bundles; serve with sauce. Yield:

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Asparagus Fish Bundles (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 each equals 190 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 429 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.