Sunday, October 26, 2008

A recipe for Chimichurri

Well it's not just for Chimichurri, but hey there's a dinner that can be prepared in under 30 minutes (also a plus for us working Moms).

From Good Housekeeping
triple-tested at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute

A spicy, garlicky vinaigrette transforms grilled steak into a fast South American-style entrée.
Nutritional Information
(per serving)

Calories 480
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 1050mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars --
Protein 34g
Calcium --

Tara Donne
Serves: 4

Yields: 4 main-dish servings

Total Time: 25 min
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1 (7- to 8-ounce) package(s) beans-and-rice mix
2 (10-ounce) boneless beef top loin steaks, 1 inch thick, trimmed of fat
1 (loosely packed) cup(s) fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
1 tablespoon(s) red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon(s) dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper
1 clove(s) garlic, crushed with press
3/4 teaspoon(s) salt



1. Prepare beans-and-rice mix as label directs; keep warm.
2. Meanwhile, heat ridged grill pan on medium until hot. Evenly season steaks, on both sides, with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place steaks in grill pan and cook 16 to 18 minutes for medium-rare, or until desired doneness, turning steaks over once.
3. While steaks are cooking, prepare chimichurri sauce: In small bowl, with fork, mix parsley, oil, vinegar, oregano, crushed red pepper, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until blended.

Tie it all together with a Sangria
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1 (1.5 liters) bottle(s) red wine
1 1/2 cup(s) fresh orange juice
1/3 cup(s) brandy
1/3 cup(s) sugar
2 (nectarines) pitted and cut into wedges
1 orange, cut in half then sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 (Kirby (pickling) cucumber) sliced
3 cup(s) seltzer or club soda, chilled
Ice cubes



1. In 3- to 4-quart pitcher, combine wine, orange juice, brandy, and sugar; stir until sugar dissolves.
2. Stir in fruit and cucumber. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 3 hours or overnight.
3. To serve, stir seltzer into pitcher. Fill glasses with ice and pour sangria.


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