Flank steak is a great option for serving a large crowd because you cook it whole, meaning there's only one steak to turn on the grill, rather than several. Balsamic vinegar adds bold flavour to the marinade. For a subtler taste, opt for a light-to-medium-bodied red wine, such as Pinot Noir or Merlot, instead.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: June 2015
balsamic vinegar or
dry red wine
finely grated or pressed
salt and pepper
beef flank marinating steak
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat9 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate1 g
In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, 2 tbsp of the oil, the garlic and half each of the salt and pepper.
Using fork, prick steak all over on both sides. Place in large resealable plastic bag or shallow dish; pour in vinegar mixture, massaging or turning steak to coat. Seal bag or cover dish and refrigerate for 8 to 24 hours.
Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Pat steak dry and brush with remaining oil; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat. Grill, uncovered and turning at least twice, until instant-read thermometer inserted in centre reads 140°F (60°C), 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove to rack and let rest, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in centre reads 145°F (63°C). Slice across the grain.
These flaky wonders are a hand-held spin on apple pie. Cover the phyllo pastry with a damp tea towel to prevent the remaining sheets from drying as you assemble the turnovers.
Prep time35 minutes
Total time45 minutes
Portion size8 servings
diced cored peeled baking
(such as Braeburn, Northern Spy or Golden Delicious)
4 sheets frozen
Per serving: about
Total fat11 g
Saturated fat7 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
Filling: In nonstick skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat; cook apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and 3 tbsp water, stirring occasionally, until apples are softened and liquid is thickened, about 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
Pastry: In small bowl, melt 1/3 cup butter. Place 1 sheet of the phyllo on work surface with 1 long end facing you; keep remainder covered with damp towel (to prevent drying out). Brush phyllo with some of the butter; top with second sheet of phyllo. Cut crosswise into quarters; spoon rounded 2 tbsp of the apple mixture onto bottom corner of each. Working with one-quarter at a time, fold bottom corner upward and sideways to line up bottom edge with side edge, cover filling and form triangle; continue folding bottom corner upward and sideways to end of strip. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets and all but 1 tsp of the butter.
Arrange, 1 inch apart, on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheets. Brush tops with remaining butter; sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 425°F oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
This fresh meal packs all the flavour of Greek salad into a hearty pasta. Be sure to keep some of the cooking water before you drain the spaghetti—the starchy liquid helps create a luscious sauce when you stir it into the pasta at the end.
Prep time20 minutes
Total time20 minutes
hot pepper flakes
(21 to 25 count), peeled and deveined
(about 475 g)
Per each of 6 servings: about
Total fat10 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate50 g
In large saucepan of boiling lightly salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain. Set aside.
In same pan, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, oregano and hot pepper flakes, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and red onion; cook, stirring, until shrimp are beginning to turn pink, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and olives; cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are pink and opaque throughout and tomatoes are beginning to soften, about 2 minutes.
Stir in pasta, parsley and reserved cooking liquid; cook for 1 minute. Top with feta.
Made with just a few ingredients, the ease of this recipe will make it one of those weeknight dinners you'll turn to time and time again. It tastes great over a simple bed of steamed rice, but you can also serve it inside crisp lettuce leaves for a fresher take on pork bowls.
Prep time25 minutes
Total time25 minutes
Portion size4 servings
Thai bird's-eye pepper
, halved crosswise
lean ground pork
, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
unseasoned rice vinegar
, sliced (optional)
Per serving: about
Total fat30 g
Saturated fat9 g
Total carbohydrate7 g
Mince half of the Thai pepper; thinly slice remaining half. Set aside.
In large nonstick skillet, cook pork and salt over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Scrape into bowl. Set aside.
In same pan, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook green beans, garlic, ginger and minced Thai pepper, stirring occasionally, until green beans are tender- crisp, about 5 minutes. Add pork, vinegar, fish sauce, brown sugar and 2 tbsp water; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Divide among 4 serving bowls; keep warm. Wipe pan clean.
In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook eggs until whites are set yet yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes.
Arrange 1 egg over each pork bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onions (if using) and remaining Thai pepper.