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
Sometimes it's amazing what can be done with just a grill, charcoal, a hose, a fantastic piece of meat, and some great ingredients. In fact, the outcome is this delicious recipe. During what we refer to as our 'renegade BBQ,' where we literally hijacked our friend's backyard when he wasn't home to use his grill, we made this lovely dish below. (This meant that we had no access to any of the modern-day applicances that we take for granted, except for a hose.)
With one cutting board, a paring knife, and a host of basic ingredients (salt, pepper, oil, herbs, and spices), we threw together this fantastic meal, which means you can recreate this on your own while camping or 'glamping.' Or, of course, you can always do it in your backyard with access to your kitchen sink (might be a little easier). Check out the other recipes we managed to make while on this renegade mission.
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Making cheap steak tender and delicious is easy to do — all you need to have is the right marinade. This Asian-inspired dish will cause your budget-friendly skirt steak to melt in your mouth.This recipe is courtesy of Morton Salt.
I get cynical responses when I tell people about this recipe, but once they taste the flavor combination, they're usually convinced. Make sure to slice the mango really thin, and if you're keen on substituting a different cheese in for this recipe know this: Muenster is king when it comes to quesadillas.
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Quesadillas are one of my favorite things in the world to make (I've said it before, I always have ingredients for them on hand. They're quick, easy, cheesy, and tasty, and I always pair them with three of my all-time favorite accoutrements: salsa, guac, and crema. Weekdays, weekends, dinner, as a snack, I could eat these every day (I sometimes do). Making the best quesadillas in the world requires just a few easy steps. Stay true to my trinity of quesadilla truisms and you can't go wrong. One, always use flour tortillas and be sure to steam them before putting them in the pan or on the flattop. Two, make sure there's a thin, even coating of refried beans and cheese on the insides of the tortillas for cohesion (if you're making homemade refried beans, I love you, but most often I have to cop to doctoring up store-bought stuff). Three, use a super hot pan and be ready to flip. A few other secrets to take your quesadilla to the next level? Freshly made salsa and guac, and cheesy, onion-and-hot-sauce-fortified refried beans for truly tasty cohesion. Oh, don't ever overstuff them, and always let them rest for a few minutes before quartering.
P.S. If you can get your hands on some freshly made tortillas, do it. I brought these back from Texas and froze them. Game-changing.
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Taken from the Bison’s short plate, the skirt steak is a tender cut of meat that is lower in costs than other cuts. Simple seasonings such as lemon zest, garlic, and red pepper flakes add a mild flavor to this grilled steak, letting bison’s natural and rich flavor speak for itself.
I like bold flavors that highlight the freshness of ingredients — especially when grilling, it is important to have a flavorful marinade and use the grill to sear in all of that awesome flavor. By respecting ingredients and using seasoning and flavors I am familiar with from Mexico and all over South America, I am able to create healthy dishes that are equally as beautiful as they are satisfying.
This heavenly steak is the kind of treat you’d get in tacos at the little stands in Mexican markets, tucked into warm tortillas and topped with spicy salsa. I love the beefy flavor, the chew, and the low price of skirt steak, but you can use any type of steak you’d like. If it’s a thick cut, just sear it in a hot pan, then finish it in an oven preheated to 350 degrees.
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Executive Chef Kevin Long (from the kitchens of Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood) cooks his skirt steak over a wood-burning grill. Serve this steak recipe with traditional Mongolian togarashi-dusted fried sweet potatoes and wild mushrooms.
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Tacos meet the classic Argentinean combo of skirt steak and chimichurri. The addition of grilled yellow squash adds bulk and nutrition to these tacos, while arugula-basil chimichurri and goat cheese crema add unique flavor.