Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"Cooking Light" Night

Tonight I tried two recipes from the March 2007 edition of Cooking Light. They were "Barbecued Flank Steak Sandwiches" and "Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter". They were both very enjoyable and I will be making them again.

Since I do not have a grill pan (yet!) and the weather outside was beautiful I decided to grill my steak on the outdoor grill. My husband and I like our meat well done so it took about 40-45 minutes for the steak to cook through. Also, I did not have any chiplote chili powder so I used 1/8 tsp chili powder and 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper as a substitute. This sauce was wonderful and sweet and I wanted to lick it all out of the bowl. I didn't though. :) Oh yeah, I grilled a 1.2 pound piece of flank steak and got 2 sandwiches out of it.

Barbecued Flank Steak Sandwiches

Cooking spray
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices red onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
4 (3-ounce) hoagie rolls, split

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle steak evenly with salt and pepper. Add steak to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak from pan; let stand 10 minutes. Add onion to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan; cool.

Combine ketchup and next 4 ingredients (through chipotle chile powder) in a large microwave-safe bowl, stirring well. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Add steak to ketchup mixture; toss to coat. Divide steak mixture evenly among bottom halves of rolls; top each serving with one onion slice. Place top half of roll on each sandwich.

The recipe can be found online at...

Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter

6 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons butter
(I topped mine with some parmesan cheese)

Preheat oven to 400°.

Arrange cauliflower in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Coat cauliflower with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes, turning cauliflower twice.

Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine cauliflower and browned butter in a bowl, and toss gently to coat.

The recipe can be found online at...


Ashley said...

Amber that looks so yummy. I will have to try it.

Joelen said...

yum.. great combo by serving the sandwiches with roasted cauliflower!

Kindra said...

We had the cauliflower dish last night with our supper! It was supper easy and very yummy! Love all your recipes, going to try some more!