Morning America kicked off its "Cut the Carbs, Lose the Weight" series,
with a recipe from Marcus Samuelsson, executive chef and owner of Riingo, one
of New York's top restaurants.
Nutrional Information: This recipe makes four servings, and
according to a nutritionist's test each seving containing the following: 467
calories, 24 grams fat, 5 grams saturated fat, 27 grams carbohydrates, 38 grams
protein, 6 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar.
1/2 cup couscous
1 cup water
pound ground turkey
Tomato Spinach Sauce
1 onion, sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
teaspoon chili powder
8 tomatoes, chopped
thyme, leaves removed from stems
2 cups spinach
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
1. Soak couscous in water, and let it rise for 5-8
2. Sauté onion in olive oil for 3 minutes. Stir in
bell pepper, garlic and chili powder. Add tomatoes and thyme and let it simmer
for 25 minutes.
3. Lift out 1 cup tomato sauce, and spread it on to
a baking sheet and let it cool.
4. Let the rest of the tomato sauce
continue to simmer on low heat.
5. Once the cup of tomato sauce has
cooled down, mix it together with half the couscous. Mix in egg and ground
turkey. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Shape it into a loaf and
bake it in the oven for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
7. Five minutes
before the loaf is ready; Fold in the rest of the couscous, spinach and basil
into the tomato sauce. Serve.
Recipe courtesy of Marcus Samuelsson,
executive chef and owner of Riingo.