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Asian "Salisbury" Steak

February/March 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

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The original Salisbury steak was named after a popular late-19th-century diet doctor who recommended a high-protein diet. This version only resembles the classic in name and shape--the flavors are Asian rather than European and it's served atop a tender bed of sauteed watercress. Make It a Meal: Add brown rice or rice noodles and a cold Tsingtao beer.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This was very good. Prepared the meat the night before. I didn't use the watercress, doubled the sauce and boiled it in a pot until it was slightly thickened.Served it with a brown rice pilaf. I plan to make this regularly. "
Asian "Salisbury" Steak

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 bunches or 2 4-ounce bags watercress, trimmed (16 cups)
  • 1/2 cup Shao Hsing rice wine, (see Ingredient note) or dry sherry

Preparation

  1. Place rack in upper third of oven; preheat the broiler. Coat a broiler pan and rack with cooking spray.
  2. Gently mix beef, bell pepper, scallions, breadcrumbs, 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce and ginger in a medium bowl until just combined. Form the mixture into 4 oblong patties and place on the broiler-pan rack. Brush the tops of the patties with 1 teaspoon oil. Broil, flipping once, until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add watercress and cook, stirring often, until just wilted, 1 to 3 minutes. Divide the watercress among 4 plates. Return the skillet to medium-high heat, add rice wine (or sherry) and the remaining 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce and stir until smooth, bubbling and slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Top the watercress with the Salisbury steaks and drizzle with the pan sauce.

Tips & Notes

  • Ingredient Note: Shao Hsing (or Shaoxing) is a seasoned rice wine available in most Asian specialty markets and some larger supermarkets' Asian sections.

Nutrition

Per serving: 303 calories; 13 g fat (4 g sat, 6 g mono); 56 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 2 g fiber; 392 mg sodium; 623 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (140% daily value), Vitamin A (70% dv), Potassium (18% dv), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 other carb., 1 vegetable, 2.5 lean meat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Main dish, meat
Ethnic/Regional
Asian
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Beef
Preparation/ Technique
Broil
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

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