Everyday

Greek Lemon Chicken

Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    (about 1/4 pound each)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)
Directions
  1. Combine lemon juice, oil, lemon peel, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in FoodSaver® Quick Marinator. Place lid on container. Turn knob to Open/Marinate and attach Accessory Hose. Press Marinate Button. When the 12-minute cycle is complete, remove hose and open lid.
  2. Coat nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Add chicken to skillet; cook 3 minutes. Turn chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 7 minutes or until no longer pink in center.
Serve with lemon wedges.

Flank Steak with Italian Salsa

Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 flank steak (1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup diced plum tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Directions
  1. Whisk oil and vinegar in medium glass bowl. Place steak in FoodSaver® Quick Marinator; spread with garlic. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper over steak. Spoon 2 tablespoons vinegar mixture over steak. Place lid on container. Turn knob to Open/Marinate and attach Accessory Hose. Press Marinate Button. When the 12-minute cycle is complete, remove hose and open lid.
  2. Meanwhile, add tomatoes, olives, basil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1?4 teaspoon pepper to bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  3. 3. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Grill steak 5 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness.
  4. 4. Transfer steak to carving board. Tent with foil; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve with tomato salsa mixture.
Serve with tomato salsa mixture.

Grilled Chinese Salmon

Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 salmon fillet pieces or steaks
    (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
Directions
  1. Combine soy sauce, sherry and garlic in FoodSaver® Quick Marinator. Add salmon; turn to coat. Place lid on container. Turn knob to Open/Marinate and attach Accessory Hose. Press Marinate Button. When the 12-minute cycle is complete, remove hose and open lid.
  2. Oil grid or broiler pan rack. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium heat or preheat broiler. Drain salmon, reserving marinade. Grill or broil, skin side down, 10 minutes or until salmon begins to flake when tested with fork. Baste with reserved marinade after 5 minutes; discard any remaining marinade. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Chocolate Pinwheels

Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
Directions
  1. Beat butter, powdered sugar, brown sugar and salt in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating well after each addition. Reserve one half of dough. Add melted chocolate and cocoa to remaining dough; beat until well blended.
  2. Divide the chocolate and plain doughs each into 4 pieces; shape each piece into ball. Roll one ball plain dough into 12x6-inch rectangle on floured surface; transfer to sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll one ball chocolate dough into 12x6-inch rectangle on floured surface; place on top of plain dough rectangle. Tightly roll up jelly-roll style, starting at the wide end, to form a 12-inch log. If dough crumbles or breaks, press back together and continue to roll. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour. Repeat with remaining dough.
  3. Preheat oven to 300°F. Cut each log into 20 slices; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 13 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Spinach Feta Triangles

Makes 5 dozen appetizers
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 16 ounces feta cheese, drained and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1 cup cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
Directions
  1. Heat oil in small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in onion, spinach, cheese, parsley and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Unroll phyllo onto large sheet of waxed paper. Cut crosswise into thirds. Cover with plastic wrap and damp, clean kitchen towel.*
  4. Brush one piece of phyllo with melted butter. Fold in half lengthwise. Brush with butter again. Place rounded teaspoonful of filling at end of phyllo; fold over one corner to make triangle. Continue folding end over end, as you would a flag, keeping edges straight. Brush with butter. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place triangles in single layer, seam side down, on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Tortilla Soup

Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (about 14 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (about 14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Tortilla chips, broken into pieces
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
Directions
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is tender. Add broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Add chicken and lime juice; simmer 5 minutes. Top soup with tortilla chips, avocado and cilantro.

Cardamom-Spiked Fresh Lemonade Spritzer

Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 40 whole white cardamom pods, cracked
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen lemon juice
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) sparking wine or club soda
  • Additional sugar (optional)
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves (optional)
Directions
  1. Combine cardamom pods, 11/4 cups sugar and water in medium saucepan. Cook and stir over high heat until mixture comes to a boil and sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat; cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours or up to 3 days.
  2. Pour mixture through strainer into 3-quart pitcher; discard pods. Stir in lemon juice and sparkling wine. Stir in additional sugar, if desired.
Serve over ice. Garnish with mint leaves.

Spiced Banana Bread

Serves: 8 to 10
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9x5-inch loaf pan.Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and salt in large bowl.
  2. Beat bananas, oil, milk, applesauce and egg in medium bowl with electric mixer at low speed until blended. Gradually add banana mixture to flour mixture, beating just until moistened Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.

Garlic Pork with Roasted Red Potatoes

Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 new potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 1339-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine paprika and garlic powder in small bowl; sprinkle evenly over pork.
  3. Coat large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Brown pork 3 minutes per side. Transfer to baking pan.
  4. Add oil, potatoes and oregano to skillet; toss to coat. Arrange potatoes around pork. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 22 minutes or until barely pink in center.
  5. Transfer pork to carving board; tent with foil and let stand 5 minutes. Stir potatoes; tent with foil and let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Slice pork and serve with potatoes.

Orange-Almond Pound Cake

Loaves: 2
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Starfruit slices, strawberry slices and orange peel curls (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Combine milk and orange juice in small bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in almond extract and vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture, beating well after each addition. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Garnish with starfruit, strawberries and orange peel.