Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook: Healthy Recipes to Enjoy Favorite Foods After Weight-Loss Surgery

Seafood Sauce

MAKES 2 CUPS / PREP: 10 MINUTES, PLUS 30 MINUTES TO CHILL / TOTAL: 40 MINUTES

We already know that boiled or baked seafood is one of the lowest-calorie ways to eat protein, plus you get all those brain- and heart-healthy omega-3s. But you don’t have to eat it plain. Adding a little seafood sauce, rich with flavor from fresh lemon and horseradish, can take your seafood from boring to a zesty party in your mouth.

1½ cups catsup (free from high-fructose corn syrup)

2 tablespoons grated horseradish

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon Chili Powder (here)

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 In a small bowl, mix to combine the catsup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and pepper. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 30 minutes or overnight to let the flavors meld.

2 Serve with shrimp cocktail, oysters, grilled scallops, or other seafood.

Post-op tip: Use this as a base to enjoy your favorite seafood selections on the pureed diet.

Per Serving (¼ cup): Calories: 56 Total fat: 0g Sodium: 445mg Total carbs: 14g Sugar: 10g Fiber: 0g Protein: 0g

Post-Op Servings

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