The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Special Sections

July 25, 2012

Cook's Corner

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 — Fire up the grill with some terrific new recipes.

Strip Steaks With Mango Salsa

1 cup diced carrots

1 cup chopped peeled mango

1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and diced

1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper

5 teaspoons lime juice

2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon  Mexican seasoning

4 New York strip steaks (8 ounces each)

Place 1/2 inches of water in a small saucepan; add carrots. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and cool.

In a small bowl, combine the mango, avocado, red pepper, lime juice, cilantro, salt, cumin and carrots. Refrigerate until serving.

Sprinkle Mexican seasoning over both sides of steaks. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6-10 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium 160°; well-done 170°). Serve with mango salsa.

Yield: 4 servings.

Thyme Grilled Vegetables

16 small red potatoes (about 2 pounds), halved

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 each large green, sweet red and yellow pepper, julienned

1 jar (15 ounces) pearl onions, drained

In an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. disposable foil pan, combine the potatoes, broth, oil, thyme and salt. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 25 minutes.

Stir in peppers and onions. Grill 25-30 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.

Yield: 9 servings.

Warm Fruit Kabobs

 

1 medium apple

1 medium banana

1 medium fresh peach or nectarine

1 medium pear

2 slices fresh pineapple (1 inch thick)

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cut all of the fruit into 1-in. chunks. Alternately thread onto 16 soaked wooden skewers (using two skewers side by side for each kabob so the fruit doesn’t turn). In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, lemon juice, oil and cinnamon. Grill kabobs uncovered over medium heat for 6 minutes or until heated through, turning often and basting frequently with brown sugar mixture.

Yield: 8 servings.

 

1
Text Only
Special Sections
  • Jeannie Langston Human trafficking, modern-day form of slavery

    Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.

    February 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • Dr. Larry Bridge Good posture helps improve health

    The effect of poor posture on health is becoming more evident and is an ever increasing problem.

    February 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • Laucher Family Yoga can be for the whole family

    Two of the best things about yoga are that the whole family can participate and that people in all stages of life can benefit from it.

    February 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • Dr. Larry Bridge Chiropractic and a healthy you

    Throughout the last year I wrote about the many musculoskeletal ailments people experience and how chiropractic can play a role in alleviating some of the aches and pains associated with daily living.

    February 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • Partner with healthcare provider for better results

    Healthcare today is changing. With more access to information, more information available, and more choices about our health care, we are becoming smarter health care consumers.

    January 30, 2013

  • Jeannie Langston Characteristics of an abuser

    If you are in a relationship or beginning a new relationship there are signs to look for to determine if your significant other is a potential abuser.

    January 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • Happy Yoga Yoga, meditation are tools to control anxiety, stress

    Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news on Sept. 11, 2001.

    January 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • Ann Hudson Cook's Corner

    All of these are my favorites, but the pancake recipe is the best pancake I have eaten.

    January 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Dr. Christina Adams Simple things help make healthy aging possible

    Have you noticed that the numbers in the phone book seem smaller and harder to read? Is getting down on your knees to look under the bed more difficult? Do you reach for support to stand?

    January 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • John Foutz Yoga for hair loss

    I was inspired to write about how yoga can help with hair loss when a friend told me that he had begun losing his hair during a stressful time in his life and since he has started a consistent yoga practice, his hair has come back in thick and healthy.

    January 9, 2013 1 Photo

House Ads
Featured Comment
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide