This is a delicious combination of juicy sliced steak, confetti-bright corn relish, and a hefty hunk of garlic toast, all totally heart-healthy. You can cook the spicy steak and garlic toast under the broiler, or barbecue them outdoors.
Long, slow cooking gives this traditional beef casserole its inimitable flavour. The cooking liquid is reduced simply by removing the casserole lid, resulting in a wonderfully aromatic red wine and brandy sauce that glazes the beef and vegetables.
Thin sirloin steaks can be quickly fried, and the pan juices turned into a tasty sauce with the help of a little port. A colourful stir-fry of new potatoes, mushrooms, red pepper and sugar snap peas makes the perfect accompaniment.
Cancel those dinner reservations’you can make the kind of dinner you find in fine restaurants, and you don’t have to be a chef to do it. The roast beef tenderloin in red wine almost cooks itself, and the vegetables complement the meat perfectly.
Succulent roast beef, crispy roast potatoes and root vegetables, and feather-light, old-fashioned Yorkshire puddings make one of the best loved of Sunday lunches. This healthy version of roast beef will please everyone, even the traditionalists.
A scrumptious sirloin is flash-cooked to seal in all its fabulous flavours. The seared beef is then surrounded by plenty of fresh garden vegetables. Sirloin is among the leanest cuts of steak, and trimming away any visible fat before eating makes it even better.
In this recipe, slices of beef are marinated in a tangy green herb-based sauce, called chimichurri sauce, which hails from Argentina, making them succulent, tender and juicy. They are complemented nicely by crispy potatoes.
Potatoes’as fries, baked or mashed’are a popular partner for steak. Here leek mashed potatoes with mustard accompany pepper-coated tenderloin steaks. Serve pepper steak and leek mashed potatoes with a fresh seasonal green vegetable such as green beans.
Here lean beef is flavoured with a honey-mustard marinade and served with potatoes that are first boiled, then tossed in the marinade and broiled with the meat for a barbecued effect. The broiled steak with mustard-glazed potatoes is served on a bed of peppery watercress.
How can steak be part of a smart diet? Very easily! Broil or barbecue the finest and one of the leanest of steaks, filet mignon, and arrange it on top of fresh salad greens and plenty of vegetables to make a ‘composed’ salad.
Scallops are infinitely adaptable. Here, these low-fat, low-cholesterol morsels of succulent seafood are sautéed with cherry tomatoes and enlivened with a vermouth-based sauce. Serve the scallops with Asian rice vermicelli or brown rice.
This scallop salad is based on soba’Japanese buckwheat noodles. They are tossed with bean sprouts, bok choy, fresh coriander and an intensely flavoured ginger dressing, then topped with juicy soy-broiled scallops and mushrooms.
Next time you have a barbecue, treat yourself to a little luxury’skewers of juicy barbecued shrimp in an exotically spiced marinade, served with a Dijon mustard sauce.
This salad combines shrimp with colourful, juicy melon and mango tossed in a light dressing flavoured with fresh mint and honey.
A lobster salad makes a luxurious meal for two people. The lobster meat is here served on a bed of peppery salad greens, shredded snow peas, grapes and new potatoes cooked in their skins, all tossed in a lime-spiked dressing.
Cooked in a delicious wine-enriched tomato sauce, a nutritious mix of seafood makes an elegant partner for the thin spaghettini. Prepare a leafy mixed side salad to go with this spaghettini marinara, a great dinner party main course.
Fresh salmon is readily available all year round. This deliciously healthy dish with tarragon mayonnaise can be served warm or cold, with a green leaf salad tossed with snow peas or green beans, and some crusty whole-wheat bread.
Packed with vegetables, this seafood lasagna is a superb vitamin-rich, nutritious meal. Choose vegetables that are fresh and in season, including fresh peas, asparagus, beans, broccoli and sautéed mushrooms.
This Thai green curry is wonderfully fragrant and is prepared with a homemade curry paste. Serve the fish curry with rice and a side dish of Chinese cabbage or broccoli florets stir-fried with garlic and a little reduced-salt soy sauce.
Teriyaki is a popular cooking style in Japan. The teriyaki marinade for fish or meat is made with soy sauce, rice wine and sugar and can be bought ready made from most grocery stores. It is intense, so you only need to use a little for these swordfish kebabs.