Seared Steak

Seared Steak
 
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Ingredients
  • 12 oz steak
  • 6 oz broccolini
  • ½ oz dill
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 oz peanuts
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 T Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the broccolini in the boiling water for 30 seconds.
  2. Fill a large bowl with water and ice cubes.
  3. Drain broccolini and transfer it to the ice water. When cold, set aside.
  4. Chop the dill.
  5. Peel the sweet potato and cut into 8 equal pieces. Add the sweet potato pieces to a pot with cold water. Bring to a boil, lower the temp, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Drain the sweet potato and return to the pot. Add 2 T of butter and cinnamon and mash with a fork.
  7. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. When hot, cook the steaks for 2 minutes on each side. Remove.
  8. Heat 1 T of oil and the remaining butter in a pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the peanuts and stir for 1 minute.
  9. Add in the broccolini until hot and crispy.
  10. Serve the steak with the sweet potato and broccolini on the side. Top with fresh dill.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 649 Fat: 38g Carbohydrates: 35g Protein: 43g

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Pretzel Bread

Recently, pretzel bread has seen a spike in popularity as it isn’t just about the soft pretzel anymore—the soft texture and complex flavor of pretzel bread is popping up on restaurant menus, filling bread baskets and holding everything from traditional ham and turkey sandwich to gourmet burgers and even tuna sashimi.  We love pretzel bread here in my house.

Here’s a recipe you can try too:

Tuna Poke
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 8-10 pcs. Labriola Pretzel Bread, sliced ¼” thick
  • 1 pound raw ahi tuna, cut into ½-in. cubes
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili oil
  • 2 tablespoons ponzu sauce*
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 red onion, sliced diagonally
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • juice from ½ lime
  • 4 tablespoons tobiko
  • 2 tablespoons kewpie mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon scichimi togarashi
Instructions
  1. Brush sliced pretzel bread with oil and toast until golden brown in the oven for 5-7 min.
  2. Combine tuna, soy sauce, sesame oil, ponzu, garlic, red onion, cilantro and sesame seeds in a non-reactive bowl, cover and set aside in refrigerator.
  3. Scoop out avocado flesh and mash until smooth.
  4. Add lime juice, tobiko, mayo, sriracha and pepper, combine well.
  5. Place avocado dynamite on pretzel bun chip.
  6. Top with tuna poke.
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds.

I recently was able to try some pretzel rolls from Labriola Baking Company – one of the largest producers of pretzel bread in the country. They were absolutely fabulous.  We tried them in many different meals, and my husband has made me head out and buy more. They are that good! I can only recommend trying them out!

Betty Crocker Potato Buds Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Pamela S. Congrats!

Whether you prefer your mashed potatoes topped with butter, sour cream or cheese, the Betty Crocker Potato Buds that you’ve come to know and love has a new and improved taste that is sure to please even your pickiest eaters. And ready in just five minutes, they’re perfect for busy weeknights and last minute dinner ideas!  I like real mashed potatoes just as much as the next person, but with two little ones (and a puppy), I just don’t have the time nor the patience to make them.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll remember a few of my recipes that use mashed potatoes: Cheeseburger Mashed Potato Bake, Italian Style Meatloaf, and Italian Sausage Mashed Potato Pie.  Betty Crocker Potato Buds would work perfect in all three of these recipes.  Betty Crocker has a few of their own recipes that this can be used in too including Beef Pot Pie with Potato Biscuit Crust and Italian Hamburger Deep Dish.

Did you know that Betty Crocker Potato Buds are gluten-free?  If you are looking for some gluten-free recipes, make sure you check out Potato-Crusted Salmon and Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Soup!

Since my family has enjoyed this so much, I’ve arrange for one lucky reader to get a Betty Crocker Potato Buds prize pack.  The prize pack  includes a box of Betty Crocker Potato Buds, a serving bowl, a trivet and a serving spoon.  Who couldn’t use that?  For those who don’t win, I have a 55 cent off coupon you can download, so you can try these yourself!  Here’s what you need to enter:

Tell me what you would use the Betty Crocker Potato Buds for?  A side dish?  Do you have a favorite recipe that calls for mashed potatoes?  Did you find something on the Betty Crocker website that you want to try these with?

These will give you one additional entry (for each thing):

1. Twitter about this contest. I’ve added a Tweet button at the top of this post to make it super easy to do too! Just let me know in the comments that you did. Also, you can do this daily!

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Good luck! This contest will end November 1st, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.

The product, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.