Asian Salisbury Steaks Recipe
12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
3/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons hoisin sauce, divided
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
4 bunches or 2 4-ounce bags watercress, trimmed (16 cups)
1/2 cup Shao Hsing rice wine, (see Ingredient note) or dry sherry
Place rack in upper third of oven; preheat the broiler. Coat a broiler pan and rack with cooking spray.
Gently mix beef, bell pepper, scallions, breadcrumbs, 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce and ginger in a medium bowl until just combined. Form the mixture into 4 oblong patties and place on the broiler-pan rack. Brush the tops of the patties with 1 teaspoon oil. Broil, flipping once, until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add watercress and cook, stirring often, until just wilted, 1 to 3 minutes. Divide the watercress among 4 plates. Return the skillet to medium-high heat, add rice wine (or sherry) and the remaining 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce and stir until smooth, bubbling and slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Top the watercress with the Salisbury steaks and drizzle with the pan sauce.
Ingredient Note: Shao Hsing (or Shaoxing) is a seasoned rice wine available in most Asian specialty markets and some larger supermarkets’ Asian sections.
Tonight: I’m serving, with rice noodles, garden salad and fresh fruit compote.
Roast Chicken Dal
1 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
1 small onion, minced
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 15-ounce can lentils, rinsed, or 2 cups cooked lentils
1 14-ounce can tomatoes, diced, preferably fire-roasted
1 2-pound roasted chicken, skin discarded, meat removed from bones and diced; 4 cups
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add curry powder and cook, stirring, until combined with the onion and intensely aromatic, 20 to 30 seconds. Stir in lentils, tomatoes, chicken and salt and cook, stirring often, until heated through. Remove from the heat and stir in yogurt. Serve immediately
Tonight, I’m serving with a garden salad and fruit compote.
Molasses Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce
1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 1/4 cups molasses
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 large garlic cloves, minced
3 (3/4-pound) pork tenderloins
Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add tenderloins. Cover or seal, and chill 8 hours.
Remove tenderloins from marinade, discarding marinade.
Grill tenderloins, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160°, turning occasionally. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with Red Wine Sauce, see below.
Note: Tenderloins may be pan seared in a hot skillet to brown and then baked at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes
Red Wine Sauce
1/2 small sweet onion, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can beef broth
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Sauté onion in butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 3 minutes, or until browned. Add wine, and cook 3 minutes. Add beef broth; bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes.
Stir together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch; add to broth mixture, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat, and serve over tenderloin.
Tonight, I’m serving with buttered flat noodles, side salad and fruit compote.
Filet Mignon with Mushrooms and Sauce Pinot Noir
2 (8-ounce) filet mignon steaks
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 bacon strips
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound assorted mushrooms, such as shiitake, crimini, and chanterelle, stemmed and halved
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 cups Pinot Noir
2 tablespoons prepared demi-glace
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Season both sides of the filet mignon generously with salt and pepper. Wrap a piece of bacon around the sides of each steak and secure with butcher’s twine. In a large heavy, ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Place the steaks in the hot pan and cook until well seared on 1 side, about 3 minutes. Turn the steaks over, there should be a nice crust on top. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and rosemary; give everything a good stir. Transfer the pan to the oven. Roast for 10 to 12 minutes or until the steaks are cooked medium-rare.
Remove the steaks, mushrooms, and rosemary to a platter; cover to keep warm. Return the pan to the stove over medium-high heat. Deglaze with the wine, scraping up all the brown bits in the bottom of the pan. Mix in the demi-glace, stirring to combine. Put the steaks and mushrooms back in the pan and coat in the pan sauce. Finish with a couple of tablespoons of butter to make it rich. Put the steak and mushrooms on 2 serving plates and cut off the butcher’s twine from the filets. Pour the wine sauce on top and garnish each plate with a roasted rosemary sprig.
This quick but posh dinner for two goes nicely twice baked mashed potatoes and salad greens and fruit compote.
Buffalo Honey Grilled Pork Chops
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground celery seed
This sauce is more mild heat than traditional hot wings due to the addition of honey and the use of regular hot sauce (NOT hot wings sauce). If you like hotter wings add some Hot Wings Sauce
2/3 cup Frank’s ORIGINAL Hot Sauce (NOT hot wings sauce) mixed with 2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon butter
Optional for hotter wings: 1+ teaspoons Hot Wings Sauce
Mix rub ingrediants and apply to Pork or Chicken
Mix the Buffalo Hoey sauce and baste the pork or Chicken while grilling
Tonight I’m serving with a garden salad and French fries and fresh fruit compote.