NOV
28

Strip Steak with Italian Vegetables

Italian Strip Steak with VegetablesThis classic Italian-American dish is from the famous New York eatery La Prima Donna and features New York Strip Steak, on sale this week for the amazingly low price of only $7.99 lb. But hurry, this sale ends Wednesday, December 1.

1 – 16 oz. Strip steak
1 Red bell pepper
1 Spanish onion
1/4 cup Mushrooms
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1/2 cup Red wine vinaigrette
Salt and Pepper
1 cup demi-glace

Prepare the vegetables for the sauté by chopping them into small pieces. Use a small iron skillet to heat the olive oil then add the onions and sauté until translucent. Next, add the remaining vegetables, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a simmer. Cover the pan and cook on low heat for ten minutes, stirring often. Remove the cover and add the steak. Continue to cook the vegetables until they are tender and no cooking liquid remains in the skillet, about 10 more minutes. Add the red wine vinaigrette and demi-glace to the pan. Blend and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Finish cooking on a low flame for another 5 minutes, then serve hot.

 

The demi-glace stock can be purchased in the form of a condensed paste and then easily reconstituted according to the package directions. Just ask a manager if you are unsure where to find it.

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NOV
11

Recipe of the week: Chicken Roll Ups

Chicken Roll Ups smothered in cheddar

When the weather gets chilly you want a hearty meal to warm the soul. Look no further— we’ve got the thing for you! This recipe perfectly hits the spot and is a kid-tested favorite- -oh-so-delicious with the perfect creamy flavor. Plus, it’s easy as 1-2-3: Just mix, dump and bake! It’s delicious and filling enough to serve alone, but you can always add a salad. Plus, with Pillsbury crescent rolls 3 cans for $5, you can make it three times. Does life get better than that?

Chicken Roll Ups

  • 1 can crescent rolls (8)
  • 2 c. cooked chicken cut in small pcs
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 3/4 c. lowfat milk
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 can creamy mushroom chicken soup

 

Directions

  1. Mix soup, lowfat milk, lemon juice and mayonnaise. Pour 1/2 of mix into baking dish. Roll up chicken in crescent rolls and arrange in baking dish. Pour remaining mix over chicken and cover with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min.
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NOV
03

Recipe of the week: Rigatoni with Broccoli

Rigatoni with broccoli

Sometimes you’re in a hurry and need something delicious to put on the table…and fast. Now you have your go-to recipe! This flavorful and incredibly simple pasta dish can be made using ingredients you already have in your cupboards. Serve with a side dish and garlic bread, and you can’t go wrong! Your husband will think you slaved away in the kitchen for hours. Plus, it’s so yummy your kids will never know they’re eating vegetables. And with broccoli on sale this week at Sunset for 69 cents a pound, it’s inexpensive, too. So what are you waiting for?

The recipe calls for fresh Parmesan, which is obviously delicious, but if you’re in a bind some out of the shaker will work too. Enjoy!

Broccoli and Rigatoni in Parmesan

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

 

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. In large skillet heat oil and butter. Gently brown garlic, add broccoli and saute gently for 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth; cover and simmer until broccoli is tender.
  3. Toss the broccoli mixture with the basil and cooked pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.
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OCT
14

Recipe of the Week: Bay Scallops and Applewood Bacon with Port Reduction

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Let’s Celebrate Bacon

Today, we celebrate the wonderful flavor of bacon, arguably America’s favorite food, by sharing this delicious recipe for all bacon lovers to enjoy!

This dish features our Dreymiller and Kray Smoked Bacon as well as our fresh bay scallops. Whether you are simply looking to try something different for dinner or having a special dinner date, this recipe is easy and sure to please. It is great served with some greens and/or with a baked butternut squash topped with nutmeg, cinnamon, and butter.

Bay Scallops and Applewood Bacon with Port Reduction

Ingredients:

For port reduction:

  • 2 cups Ruby Port (500 ml)
  • 1/2 cup superfine granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 3-5 fresh mint leaves, torn into bits

*This reduction is quite sweet on the palate, so vary the amount of sugar based on personal preference.

For scallops:

  • 6 thin crosswise slices applewood-smoked bacon (1/4 lb), cut into thirds
  • 18 bay scallops
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Special equipment: wooden picks

Preparation:

Make Port reduction:

 

Bring Port, superfine sugar, peppercorns, and mint to a simmer in a 2-quart saucepan over moderately low heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, then carefully ignite Port with a kitchen match, letting flames die down (this will take a few minutes). Simmer over moderately low heat until sauce is thickened and reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cool to warm.

Cook scallops:

 

Heat a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, then cook bacon until some fat has rendered and edges of bacon start to brown, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.

Pat scallops dry and season with salt and pepper. When bacon is cool enough to handle, wrap a piece of bacon around each scallop and pierce scallop with a wooden pick to secure.

Heat oil and butter in cleaned skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté scallops, turning over once, until bacon is browned and scallops are opaque, about 5 minutes total. Transfer to a plate and serve with Port reduction for dipping.

Enjoy!

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OCT
09

Recipe of the week: Calypso Pork Chops

Looking for something incredibly easy and delicious for dinner? You’ve come to the right place. You should have most of these ingredients in your cupboard and with Farmland All Natural Boneless Pork Chops on sale for $3.99 a pound this week, you have no excuse not to try this exotic- tasting marinade. Plus, our pork chops have no added hormones, antibiotics or artificial ingredients, so you can rest easy about the quality of the meat.

 

No brain power involved in this one—just a little forethought. Try to create the marinade in the morning or sometime early in the day, so the chops can soak up the zesty, rich flavor while you’re out running errands. Once dinnertime rolls out, all you’ve have to do is 10 minutes of prep time to finish up the job. And they’re so flavorful your family will think you’ve slaved in the kitchen all day. The other best part? These chops are so versatile—you can serve them on a delicious rice pilaf, whip up a quick cole slaw, or sneak in some applesauce. My family likes them with green beans.

Pork Chops over the Grill

Calypso Pork Chops

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 whole minced garlic cloves
6 (4 oz.) pork chops, boneless
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons dark rum

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.

 

Remove chops and discard leftover marinade. Grill chops quickly over for 10-12 minutes, turning once to brown both sides.

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SEP
23

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Sirloin with Roasted Corn Salsa

Grilled Sirloin Steak and Corn Salsa

This is a delicious, late summer recipe that is good to have on hand when you want to impress your friends. The ingredients are simple and fresh and the recipe is easy to prepare. The smoky, spicy salsa is lively and really makes the dish.

While it’s best to use a cast iron skillet, any frying pan will work, just let the corn cook until it starts to stick to the skillet if you’re not using cast-iron.

If you are cooking for less than four, this dish makes great leftovers including a delicious sandwich on a crusty French bread or quick and easy quesadillas.

GRILLED SIRLOIN WITH ROASTED CORN SALSA
3 cups fresh corn (about 3 ears)
4 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced separately
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 plum tomatoes, finely diced
1 to 2 fresh jalapeño chiles, finely diced (including seeds)
1 (2-pound) trimmed boneless sirloin steak, about 1 1/2 inches thick
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
Accompaniment: lime wedges
Prepare grill for cooking.
Make corn salsa:
Heat a dry large cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat until hot, then pan-roast corn, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Cook white part of scallions in butter with garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon each cumin and chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until scallions are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in corn, tomatoes, and jalapeños.
Grill steak:
Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and sprinkle on both sides of steak. Grill, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into thickest part of meat registers 130°F, 18 to 20 minutes total for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a grooved cutting board and let stand 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
While steak is standing, reheat corn mixture over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro and scallion greens.
Spoon corn on top of sliced steak and pour over any accumulated juices and serve.
Makes four servings.
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SEP
09

Recipe of the week: Parmesan Chicken

Plate of Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This week’s recipe has three favorite qualities — easy, fast, and delicious. 

You’ll have no trouble getting a beautiful, crispy, browned crust while keeping the chicken moist and flavorful. The mustard provides just enough tang to make it tasty. This is a perfect family recipe –everyone from kids to the grandparents will love it. Serve with your choice of mashed potatoes, a vegetable, salad, or a pasta.

CHICKEN PARMESAN

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 (5-oz) skinless boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1 1/2 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Special equipment:

  • Special equipment: parchment paper

Preheat oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Whisk together mustard, vinegar, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl and add chicken breasts, tossing to coat well.

Combine bread crumbs, cheese, butter, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and pulse in a food processor until combined well. Transfer to a shallow soup plate or pie plate.

Dredge chicken, 1 piece at a time, in crumbs, coating completely and pressing gently to help crumbs adhere, then transfer to baking sheet. Bake in middle of oven until golden brown and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.

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SEP
07

Swordfish like you've never tasted before

You’d be crazy not to try this delicious, healthy recipe! All ingredients are available at your local Sunset Foods.

Marinated Swordfish Steak Entree

If this doesn't make your mouth water, we don't know what will!

GRILLED MARINATED SWORDFISH

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 swordfish steaks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 4 slices lemon, for garnish (optional)

Directions

1. In a glass baking dish, combine the garlic, white wine, lemon juice, soy sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix just to blend. Place swordfish steaks into the marinade, and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning frequently.

2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

3. Grill swordfish steaks for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.

Hope you enjoy this delicious and nutritious meal as much as we have!

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