Navigation Links
Win Over Their Heart in More Ways than One this Valentine's Day with a Romantic, Heart-Healthy Meal
Date:1/29/2010

Romantic, delicious, heart-healthy Valentine's Day dinner recipes and wine pairings from Laura's Lean Beef. Your sweetheart's heart will thank you.

Lexington, KY (PRWEB) January 29, 2010 -- Flowers? Candy? A card? Valentine’s Day has never been the most inventive of holidays. With its emphasis on sweets, it’s not the healthiest either. This year, Laura’s Lean Beef is encouraging romantics across the country to do something new, and nutritious, for their loved ones on February 14.

“A romantic meal at home is a great alternative to the typical Valentine’s traditions,” says Chris Anderson, director of marketing and customer service for Laura’s Lean Beef. “With the right ingredients and recipes, it can be easy, inexpensive and good for you.”

Laura’s is recommending three elegant but simple entrée ideas for Valentine’s Day (see below). In consultation with the team at internationally recognized wine brand, Casillero del Diablo, it is also offering creative wine pairings.

Your Sweetheart’s Heart Will Thank You, Too

In addition to its great taste, Laura’s Lean Beef products are lower in fat and cholesterol, ensuring that meals made with its steaks can be heart-healthy, as well as heart-warming. Laura’s products contain 9 grams of fat or less per serving, meeting the government’s definition for “lean” or “extra lean.”

Laura’s Lean Beef has been awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal and five of its products have been certified by the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA’s heart-check mark identifies products that meet the association’s criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol. The GH Seal and AHA's heart-check mark are among the most trusted consumer icons.

Laura’s Lean Valentine’s Day dinner recipes

Filet with Balsamic Onions and Gorgonzola
Wine Pairing: Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients
4 (6-ounce) Laura's Lean Beef Tenderloin Steaks
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons crumbled low-fat Gorgonzola cheese

Directions
1. Rub fillets evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cover and chill.
2. Place onion slices on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar and remaining salt and pepper; toss to coat.
3. Bake onions at 375°F for 20 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven; keep warm.
4. Cook fillets in remaining 1 tablespoon hot oil in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Top steaks evenly with onion mixture and cheese. Serve immediately.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Cooking Tip: If you don't have Gorgonzola, blue cheese can be substituted.

Pan-Seared Steak with Wine Reduction Sauce (Steak Au Poivre)
Wine Pairing: Casillero del Diablo Malbec

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
2 tablespoons cracked pepper
4 (4-ounce) Laura’s Lean Sirloin Steaks
2 teaspoons margarine, divided
Vegetable cooking spray
1 shallot, finely chopped
1/2 cup low-salt, fat-free beef broth
1/4 cup Cognac or red wine
1/4 teaspoon salt
Watercress (optional)

Directions
1. Rub cracked pepper on both sides of each steak. Heat 1 teaspoon margarine in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Cook steaks 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove steaks from skillet; cover and keep warm.
2. Sauté shallots in skillet over medium heat until tender. Add beef broth and Cognac; bring to a boil, scraping sides of pan. Add salt and remaining 1 teaspoon margarine and cook 5 more minutes. Pour sauce over steaks and serve over watercress, if desired.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Cooking Tips: If you have whole peppercorns you can crack them in a mortar with a pestle or smash them in a ziplock bag with a meat pounder or rolling pin.

Steak Diane
Wine Pairing: Casillero del Diablo Merlot

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
4 (4-ounze) Laura's Lean Ribeye Steaks
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
1/2 cup low-salt, fat free beef broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
t teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions

1. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Cook steaks in butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan and keep warm.

2. Saute shallots in skillet 2 minutes over medium heat. Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and Dijon, stirring well 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute more. Serve sauce on top of steaks and top with fresh parsley.

Makes 4 servings

About Laura’s Lean Beef
Laura’s Lean Beef products are available in nearly 7,000 grocery stores nationwide. The company offers a complete selection of fresh cuts of beef, ground products (both fresh and frozen), and three award winning pre-cooked entrees. For more information or to locate a retailer near you, visit www.laurasleanbeef.com.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/01/prweb3532074.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Smokers at risk from their own second-hand smoke
2. Most parents dont realize their 4 or 5 year-olds are overweight or obese
3. The International Association of Pediatricians & Leading Physicians of the World Helps New Mothers Find Top Pediatricians in Their Area
4. Sokolove Law's MesoRC Site Serves Illinois Mesothelioma Patients and their Families
5. Mountain Home Experiences a Huge Response to Their Ground Breaking Free Lean Six Sigma Certification Offer
6. Pregnant women who are overweight put their infants at risk
7. Docsnutritiondepot.com has Recently Swept Through Their Site and Lowered Prices Even Further On Thousands of Products
8. Online Tools to Transform the Way People Manage Their Health
9. Your Weight Matters Campaign Challenges the American Public to Talk to Their Doctor About Their Weight
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Urges Members to Get Their Flu Shot
11. 1 in 4 patients have lost bone around their implants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Win Over Their Heart in More Ways than One this Valentine's Day with a Romantic, Heart-Healthy Meal
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Walk with God #TruthwithGrace”: a devotional journal chronicling the writer’s path toward true ... How to Walk with God #TruthwithGrace” is the creation of published author Lea ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... In 2016 the World Health ... there could be four million Zika-related cases in the Americas within the next year. ... US cases reported per year skyrocketing to an estimated 329,000. Yet, Zika, Lyme and ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... PAINWeekEnd ... at 10 North Broadway Avenue, will be an educational and exciting program providing ... in the management of chronic pain. , Oklahoma is in a healthcare crisis. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... March is National Kidney Month – the perfect time ... to maintaining good health. Every day, two kidneys filter about 120 to 150 quarts ... your blood, eliminating waste, regulating fluid levels and blood pressure, supporting bone health and ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... The TouchPoint Solution, home of Buzzies *, is boosting the Arizona economy ... change the way we interact with stress and live our day-to-day lives,” said Dr. ... December 2016, The TouchPoint Solution has sold more than $750,000 in product sales. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017   BioSpace , the ... has partnered with Indiana Biosciences Research Institute ... organizations and educational institutions to bring the state,s life ... BioIndiana Hotbed map, an artistic representation of the region,s ... presented to Vice President Mike Pence , a ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017   Icertis , the leading ... the cloud, today announced an upgrade to the ... to improve clinical trials contract management. Built on ... the solution speeds up clinical trial contracting while ... (CRO). "The pharmaceutical industry is ...
(Date:3/23/2017)...  Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company that provides clinically useful molecular diagnostic tests ... entered into agreements to successfully restructure its secured ... concurrently terminate its royalty and milestone obligations. ... RedPath amounting to $9.34 million is being acquired ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: