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.

What's Cookin Chicago said...

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

Kindra-At Home With K 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!