Sweet glaze for steak

July 23, 2008|By Linda Gassenheimer | Linda Gassenheimer,McClatchy-Tribune

Teriyaki, a sweet sauce, glazes a juicy steak for this quick meal. Frozen diced onion, minced garlic and sliced mushrooms, all ready-prepared in the supermarket, are added to bottled teriyaki sauce to give it a homemade touch.

Toasted sesame oil lends a nutty flavor to the side dish of Chinese noodles. It can be found in the oil section of most supermarkets. Steamed or fresh Chinese noodles can be found in the produce section of the market. They do not keep well. Use them within a day or use dried Chinese noodles.

Steak with a sweet sauce would be nicely matched by a fruity Australian shiraz.

Teriyaki-Glazed Steak

Serves 2

3/4 pound skirt steak

vegetable oil spray

1 cup frozen chopped or diced onion

4 teaspoons minced garlic

1/4 pound sliced button mushrooms (1 1/2 cups)

1/4 cup low-sodium teriyaki sauce

Remove visible fat from meat. Heat a medium-size nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and spray with vegetable oil spray. Add steak and saute 3 minutes per side if thin or 4 minutes if thicker. A meat thermometer should read 145 degrees for rare and 160 for medium. Remove to cutting board.

Add the onion, garlic and mushrooms to the skillet and cook 2 minutes, breaking up large mushroom slices with the edge of a cooking spoon. Add the teriyaki sauce and saute 1 minute. Slice the steak and divide between 2 plates. Spoon the vegetables and glaze over the steak.

Per serving: 376 calories, 17 grams fat, 6 grams saturated fat, 84 milligrams cholesterol, 38 grams protein, 17 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 802 milligrams sodium

Analysis provided by the Miami Herald.

Chinese Noodles

Serves 2

1/4 pound fresh or steamed Chinese noodles or dried noodles

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

6 scallions, sliced

salt and freshly ground pepper

Add noodles to boiling water. Cook 1 minute or according to package instructions. Drain. Add sesame oil, scallions and salt and pepper to taste.

Per serving: 213 calories, 6 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 9 milligrams cholesterol, 8 grams protein, 34 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 122 milligrams sodium

Analysis provided by the Miami Herald.

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