Eating right for your sight is simple and delicious with this fantastic one-pan eye-healthy recipe. Orange peppers are a great source of carotenoids, lutein, and zeaxanthin, all of which are important for vision and eye health, and may curb the development of macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Make this healthy recipe a tasty treat with fish, chicken, mussels or shrimp — or leave out the meat completely and serve it over pasta. You can also replace coconut milk with heavy cream for a heavenly splurge. This is definitely a recipe friends and family will want you to make again and again!

(If you’re interested in roasting your own peppers, here’s an easy healthy recipe!)

Vision-healthy recipe fish or chicken with roasted orange red pepper sauceIngredients:

Four tilapia filets, chicken breasts, or 16 oz. peeled and deveined shrimp
3 tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
6 oz. roasted orange peppers, chopped
6 oz. roasted orange peppers, pureed
3/4 c. whole fat coconut milk
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. chopped basil
salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a large, non-stick pan. Fry fish, chicken, or shrimp for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  2. Season meat with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet and set aside. In the same pan, add remaining 1 tbsp. butter and onion. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until caramelized.
  3. Add garlic cloves and chopped and pureed roasted peppers. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir and remove from heat.
  5. Place meat on serving plates and top generously with sauce. Sprinkle with chopped basil. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Brinton Vision St. Louis LASIK Dr. Jason BrintonSt. Louis LASIK surgeon Dr. Jason P. Brinton, MD is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of refractive surgery, and he loves a vision-healthy diet. He is a graduate of Harvard College, earned his medical doctorate from the Harvard Medical School, and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been inducted to America’s Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumer Research Council of America, Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals, and Top Doctors in America by Castle Connolly. In 2015, he received global recognition as the recipient of the Visian ICL Young Ophthalmologist Award in Barcelona, Spain, and in 2016 was named Ocular Surgery News’ Premier Surgeon 300 Innovators in Refractive Cataract Surgery. He is a dedicated husband, father of four beautiful children, and is passionate about his life, his work, and service to others.