Monday, May 25, 2009

Spinach stuffed Flank Steak

Martha Stewart's Spinach-Stuffed Flank Steak Recipe
This version combine asiago, Parmesan, and Romano with spinach and balsamic vinegar to make a savory and delicious stuffing.
by KathyP53
45 min | 35 min prep


2 (10 ounce) packages frozen leaf spinach, thawed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup grated asiago cheese
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper
1 (1 lb) flank steak
1 teaspoon olive oil

Heat broiler with rack set 4" from heat. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil; set aside. Place spinach in a clean kitchen towel, and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

In a medium bowl, combine spinach,parsley, cheese, capers, vinegar, garlic, and red-pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Cut and open steak by laying meatl on a cutting board, with the grain of the steak running horizontally. Using a long sharp knife, cut the meat almost in half horizontally, opening it llike a book but stopping before going all the way through.

Cut several 12" pices of kitchen string twine; space evenly underneath steak. Spread spinach mixture down center of meat. Roll steak over mixture, pressing firmly to compact the filling as much as possible, tie twine to secure roll. Cut roll in half crosswise. Place halves, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet, rub with oil, and season with salt and pepper.

Broil until browned, 8-10 minutes for medium-rare; let rest, loosely covered with foil, 10 minutes. Remove string, and slice steak into 1/2"rounds.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May Menu Planning

Sticky Chicken
Orange Teriyaki Chicken
Asian Chicken Salad

Beef Fillets
40 Cloves Garlic-Chicken
Apple Chipotle Pork Chops

Cajun Pork Burgers
Pork Enchiladas

Tangy Flank Steaks with Horseradish Cream
Chicken Stuffed Peppers
Pecan Stuffed Burgers

Roasted Veggie Pasta
Parmesan chicken
Cheese & Chicken Shells

Monday, May 11, 2009

April Meal Preps

Spinach Stuffed Flank Steak (1 bag) Thaw and broil 8-10 minutes, turning once. Let rest covered with foil before slicing.
Pork Satay (1-2 bags pork/1-2 bags sauce) Skewer and grill. Heat sauce for dipping. Serve w/rice, broccoli, etc.
Pork Tenderloin Polynesian (1-2 bags) Thaw and pan fry. Add stir-fry veggies (not included). Thicken with cornstarch if desired.

Chicken Gyros (kit includes flatbread, bag meat, bag feta cheese, bag of sauce) Thaw and reheat meat, add a chopped cucumber to sauce.
French Dip (1 container) Thaw and reheat. Serve on hoagies w/provolone cheese suggested.
Chicken Honey Mustard Biscuits (2 bags, 12 each) Thaw and reheat.
Reuben Casserole (9x13 pan) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake for 30 minutes, until the casserole is browned and bubbly and the layers are heated through.

Marlboro Man Sandwiches (1 container, 3 lb. cube steak & onions, 3 hoagie rolls) Thaw and reheat.
Cashew Chicken (bag w/ small foil pan and bag cashews) Thaw and reheat. Serve with rice.
Inside OUt Bacon Cheeseburgers (bag-6 burgers) Thaw and grill.

Bruschetta Chicken Bake (9x13 pan) Thaw and bake at 300 degrees for 20-30 min.
Beef Tips (bag) Thaw and reheat. Thicken with cornstarch.
Jambalaya (bag + bag shrimp) Thaw and reheat together until shrimp is cooked through. Add cayenne and hot sauce as desired.

Ravioli Soup (container, bag ravioli) Thaw and reheat. Cook ravioli separately and add to soup mixture.
French Toast Casserole (9x13 pan) Thaw completely to cook. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until browned. Let sit at room temp for 5 minutes before cutting. Top w/pecans if desired.
Sausage Rice Casserole (9x13 pan) Cook until bubbly. Don't need to thaw.
White Trash/Ziploc Chicken (1 bag, 6-7 drumsticks) Thaw and bake or grill, or crock pot.

Cherry Skillet Chicken (2 bags, 5 breasts each) Thaw. Heat 2 tsp. oil in large skillet and pull chicken out of bag, reserving sauce and cherries. Saute chicken on both sides. Add cherries and juice, cover and simmer 12-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
Raging Garlic Pork Stir-fry (kit includes bag pork, bag veggies, bag sauce) Thaw. Pour off and discard any accumulated liquid from the bag of pork. Add 1/2 cup cornstarch; seal bag and shake to coat the meat. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and stir-fry until thoroughly cooked, about 10 minutes. Add vegetables and sauce. Stir-fry just until vegetables are tender crisp.
Hot Colby Ham Sandwiches (9x13 pan) Thaw and bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Or from frozen, bake covered until thawed, then uncover and bake 10-15 min.