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.
The secret to achieving a fluffy texture: Add a splash of milk to the dense batter. Serve the finished cake with jam, berries, chocolate sauce or lemon curd, or have it all by itself.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2016
1 1/4 cup
1 3/4 cup
per serving: about
Total fat13 g
Saturated fat8 g
Total carbohydrate26 g
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light, fluffy and pale yellow, about 5 minutes. Add 1 egg; beat for 2 minutes, scraping down side. Repeat with remaining eggs, adding 1 at a time. Beat in milk, vanilla and salt until combined (mixture may appear curdled).
Add half of the flour; stir gently just until combined. Repeat with remaining flour. Scrape into parchment paper–line 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan, smoothing top.
Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until top is golden and cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 1 1/4 hours. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely. Peel off parchment paper. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap; store for up to 2 days.)
Change it up: Blueberry Lemon Buttery Pound Cake Set aside 1 tbsp of the flour before beginning. Add 2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest when beating in milk, vanilla and salt. Toss 1 1/2 cups fresh wild blueberries with reserved flour; fold into batter. Bake as directed.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: To keep crust from overbrowning, use a light-coloured loaf pan. Darker pans tend to impart a deeper colouring to buttery baked goods.
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.
Fifteen minutes of hands-on time is all you need to prep this crowd-pleaser. Get the veggies in the oven first, as they take longer to cook than the pork. For even cooking, cut any larger chunks of carrot in half.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time45 minutes
Portion size4 servings
Spiced Potatoes and Carrots:
, scrubbed and quartered
carrots, halved lengthwise
and cut crosswise in 3/4-inch pieces
Spiced Potatoes and Carrots: In bowl, toss together potatoes, carrots, oil, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Arrange in single layer on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 450°F oven, stirring once, until tender and golden, about 40 minutes. Toss with parsley just before serving.
Pork: While vegetables are roasting, in large shallow bowl, mix together bread crumbs, Parmesan, herbes de Provence and oil. Rub pork all over with mustard; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dredge in bread crumb mixture, turning and pressing to coat.
Once vegetables have roasted for 30 minutes, push to 1 side of pan; add pork. Bake until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside, 8 to 10 minutes.