Flank or hanger steaks are two cuts of meat favored by the French. While they’re not as tender as regular steaks, Luc Dimnet, executive chef at Brasserie in New York City, finds that they are full of flavor — and perfect for serving along with frites for a Bastille Day celebration.
A properly cooked grass-fed flank steak, seasoned well, needs little garnish other than some thinly sliced vegetables, a couple of slices of avocado, and a dollop of crema.
When making a salad — or eating it on the run — isn’t an option, there are tacos. No, I’m not talking about the crispy, Tex-Mex interpretation. I’m talking about the perfectly warm and soft (and more authentically Mexican) flour or corn tortillas. Stuff it moderately, slather on some crema, wrap, and go. One is perfect for lunch, or two for dinner.
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This noodle dish has the consistency and flavor profile of ramen noodles without the, well, ramen. Don’t get me wrong, I used to eat the instant stuff in college; it’s salty and addictively tasty, but has the nutritional value of cardboard. Whenever you eat, it’s important to ask yourself, “Is this food going to make me feel good? Is it what my body needs to get me through the day?” If the answer is no, ditch it. By swapping in the daikon here, you’re replacing the empty noodles with a root vegetable that’s rich in vitamin C and low in calories and carbohydrates. If I had only known in college! — Ali Maffucci, Insprialized
This isn’t your average flank steak recipe. Use bacon and pickles to add tons of flavor and retain moisture as the steak cooks in a pressure cooker. Recipe courtesy of The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book.
These spicy beef bites are an easy summer grilling appetizer. A blend of cream cheese and horseradish is given extra spice with Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce and topped with grilled flank steak on toasted French bread rounds.
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Here’s the plan: Take all of your leftover Christmas meats and make a batch of my guasacaca and tell everyone to drizzle it over everything — meat, chicken, fish — even vegetables and potatoes! Bask in their immediate adulation as you become a neighborhood hero. (Then tell everyone to buy my book.)
As part of a prize I won for a recipe contest, I received a slow cooker. I hadn't used one in years so had no recipes on hand. This tasty beef was my first creation and is now a family favorite.— Julie Merriman, Cold Brook, New YorkClick here to see more recipe from Taste of Home Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker Recipes