The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 7, 1997 · Page 14
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02 WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1997 FOOD THE SALINA JOURNAL T QUICK COOKING Beef strips mix with pasta, sauce By The Associated Press Beef round tip steaks are sometimes called sandwich steaks. They are perfect for stir-frying; they cook in about one minute. Beef and pasta with tomato- spinach sauce is ready in just 30 minutes. Simply cut the round tips into strips, toss with garlic and oil, then stir-fry. To save time, cook the spinach with rotini pasta. Just add the spinach during the last minute of cooking. Toss canned seasoned tomatoes with the beef, pasta and spinach, then stir in some grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with garlic toast and fresh fruit. Beef and pasta 1 pound beef round tip steaks, cut '/»- to '/4-inch thick 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 cups uncooked rotini pasta, (spiral-shaped) 1 (10-oz.) package fresh spinach leaves, stems removed, coarsely chopped 1 (14- to 14'/a-oz.) can seasoned chunky tomatoes for pasta, undrained Vt cup grated Parmesan cheese Total preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes. Stack beef steaks; cut lengthwise in half and then crosswise into 1-inch wide strips. In medium bowl, combine beef, garlic and oil; toss to coat. Set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding spinach to water during last minute of cooking. Drain well; do not rinse. Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef, one-half at a time, and stir-fry 1 minute or until outside surface is no longer pink. Do not overcook. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; keep warm. In same skillet, add tomatoes and cook over medium-high heat until thickened. Return beef to skillet and add pasta mixture; heat through, mixing lightly. Stir in 3 tablespoons cheese; garnish with remaining cheese. Makes 4 servings. Nutrition facts per serving: 408 calories, 35 g protein, 42 g carbohydrate, 11 g fat, 6.3 mg iron, 669 mg sodium, 73 mg cholesterol. The Associated Press Combine rotini pasta with beef round tip steaks for a fast main dish. This dish takes about 30 minutes to prepare and cook. Baker / Wife sells pinafore dresses , T SEASONAL FRUIT Three recipes showcase avocados Try a creamy dessert, bean quesadillas or chilled soup with salsa By JOYCELYN WINNECKE Scripps Howard News Service The rich, buttery flesh of an avocado is pureed with the pulp of a grapefruit, fresh lime juice and honey. So simple, yet so incredible a result. Avocado-grapefruit cream is a delicious dessert, suitable for nibbling on its own and also nice to spoon over a shortbread or fruit. That is my favorite recipe after finding avocados selling for 50 cents each at my grocery and setting out for good and unusual uses of them. Another discovery for the leathery-skinned fruit is bean and avocado quesadilla, a hearty snack or light entree. Avocado is mashed with black beans and spiced as boldly as you'd like with jalapeno, a bit of salsa and cilantro. That mixture is spread on a flour tortilla, topped with Monterey jack cheese and another tortilla, and then toasted in a skillet until the outside is a tad crunchy and the cheese is gooey as can be. More elegant is the chilled soup, lovely for spring dinner guests. We all know avocados are high in fat, but that's negated in this recipe by skim milk and yogurt. The result is a delicate but delicious soup, enhanced in both flavor and appearance by spinach and watercress. A dollop of salsa on each serving is pretty as well as tasty. Avocados are around in quality, abundance and value these spring days. You're looking for ones that yield to pressure — that means they're ripe. A rock-hard avocado will do you no good — for a few days, that is. But take it home and wait for it to soften and for the flavor to become rich and somewhat nut-like. Avocado-grapefruit cream '/a grapefruit 1 ripe avocado 2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice 2 to 3 tablespoons honey • UABU AM IMMI ^MUMk^^^U&h^k now 10 Miy mcm* Avocados are around in quality, abundance and value these spring days. You're looking for ones that yield to pressure — that means they're ripe. A rock-hard avocado will do you no good — for a few days, that is. But take it home and wait for it to soften and for the flavor to become rich and somewhat nut-like. Remove grapefruit sections from their membranes and put pulp in a food processor or blender. Add avocado flesh with the lime juice and honey. Puree until smooth. Taste for sweetness and sourness and add more lime or honey as necessary. Serves 2 to 4. Bean-avocado quesadillas 1 ripe avocado, halved, with skin and pit removed 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained Vt cup salsa 2Vi tablespoons cilantro 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced '/a teaspoon salt 16 (7-inch) flour tortillas 1 Vt cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded 1 '/z tablespoons vegetable oil 4 lime wedges In a medium bowl, mash the avocado and lime juice together with a fork or potato masher. Shake the beans dry and add them to the avocado, and continue to mash until beans are still chunky but well combined. Stir in salsa, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and salt. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Lay 1 tortilla on the counter and spread 2'/ 2 tablespoons of filling over it, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle about 2'/a tablespoons of cheese on top of filling. Lay a second tortilla on top and press all the way around. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Brush a large skillet with half of the vegetable oil and turn the heat to medium-high. Add the quesadil- las to the hot skillet one at a time, adding a little more oil if they begin to stick. Cook for 1 minute on the first side, then turn and cook the second side until the cheese is completely melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to a platter in the oven until they are all cooked. When ready to serve, cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Accompany with lime wedges to squeeze on top. Serves 4 to 6. Chilled avocado soup 2 ripe avocados, halved, peeled, with pits removed 2 cups packed fresh spinach, trimmed and rinsed, steamed for 2 minutes and squeezed dry l /i cup fresh watercress leaves, packed Vt cup chopped scallions Vt teaspoon finely chopped garlic 3 tablespoons lime juice 1 'A cups skim milk 1 A cup plain low-fat yogurt % to 1 cup sodium-reduced canned WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL EVERY WEDNESDAY &-9 PM 3 Piece Fried Chicken Dinner $325 Includes tossed salad, soup or tomato juice, baked potato, french bread, coffee or tea. MARS RESTAURANT 827-3351 Open 7 Days A Week 712 S. Broadway OI»I«:N 24 HOI IRS Get The All Yot* Caw Eat Buffet For Mom & The family For Just.,. . ; . Traditional Carved Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef • Chicken & Biscuits Mac & Cheese • Green Beans • Corn • Whipped Potatoes . Corn Bread • Fried Chicken • Salad and Dessert Breakfast $5.99 Located In The Flying J Travel Plaza 2250 North Ohio Salina /1-70 & North Ohio Exit (913)825-6200 Vt- chicken broth Salt, to taste Salsa: '/a cup diced plum tomato 1 tablespoon diced red onion 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice Pinch salt Dice half an avocado into inch pieces and set aside for the salsa. Cut remaining avocado into '/2-inch chunks and place in food processor. Add cooked spinach, watercress, scallions, garlic and lime juice; process until smooth. With motor running, add milk. Transfer to a bowl and stir in yogurt until blended. Stir in broth until soup is desired consistency. Season with salt. Refrigerate until cold, 1 to 2 hours. Meanwhile, make the salsa: Combine reserved avocado, tomato, red onion, oil, lime juice and salt. Stir to blend. Top each serving of soup with a dollop of salsa. Serves 4. FROM PAGE C1 On Saturdays, a big doughnut day, Jim generally makes more doughnuts than his usual gallon. But predicting how well the doughnuts sell is as difficult as predicting the stock market. Some days, they sell them all. Some days, they don't. "There's no way to tell what people will want," he said. Jim occasionally makes doughnut holes for his grandson, Gabriel Miller, 12, of Stockton, who sometimes helps Jim on weekends and holidays. The front door opens at about 6:15 a.m. "when the wife comes down," he said. At first, the shop hardly resembles a bakery, except for the neon red and green light in out front that reads "Rooks County Bakery." Little-girl dresses sewn by Alice adorn the window front. Walk in, and two radiators rest against the walls next to an old green couch and some stuffed chairs. A display case holds cookies and doughnuts in the center of the room. A larger display case holds bread but doubles as a hanging rack for a pretty pink pinafore dress. Alice sews the handmade pinafore dresses and Christening dresses on a sewing machine out of sight behind the large display case. She also sews hand-embroidered tea towels, which are for sale at the bakery. After Jim leaves for the day, Alice tends the shop. And if she needs to run an errand, Alice runs the bakery on the honor system. It's not uncommon for her to re- turn and find change on the counter or an IOU left behind for a doughnut. Most sales are rung up on an an-'- tique cash register. The Lytles have seen doughfiut' and pastry shops come and go in Stockton over the years. People don't realize the time involved in running a bakery shop, Alice said. Jim also eats the doughnuts every day. "Dad said, You can eat as many 1 ;, as you want. (But) take a bite out', of one and throw it away, (and)', you're done,' " he said. 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