Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Steak and Bacon Tournedos

1 1/2 lb. beef flank steak
Instant unseasoned meat tenderizer
10 slices bacon
1 tsp. garlic salt or garlic powder
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp. fresh parsley

1 3/4 oz. envelop. Knorr Swiss Hollandaise sauce mix
1/4 tsp. dried tarragon, crushed

Pound the steak until approximately 1/2" thick and apply meat tenderizer according to package directions.

Meanwhile, cook bacon until done, but not crisp. Score the meat diagonally making diamond shaped cuts. Place bacon strips lengthwise on the flank steak and sprinkle with parsley.

Roll up jelly roll fashion, starting at narrow end. Skewer with wooden picks (not colored) at 1" intervals. Grill over medium heat and cook for 8 minutes. Turn and grill 8 more minutes for rare meat. (Additional time on each side if you prefer the meat more done.)

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, prepare the Hollandaise sauce mix according to the package directions. Add tarragon while it simmers. Slice meat into 1" slices and remove the picks. Serve with sauce. Serves 4.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Honey Grilled Chicken Breasts

1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
12 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.

Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Drain chicken and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with reserved marinade. Yield: 8 servings.