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Five-Spiced Sesame Tuna and Avocado

Five-Spiced Sesame Tuna and Avocado
Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

4 Servings
Prep 10 min
Cook 10 min

  • 2 avocados
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar (eyeball it)
  • 1/4 cup tamari (dark soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons honey (eyeball it)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Four 6-ounce tuna steaks
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup snipped chives
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  1. Thickly slice the avocados lengthwise and coat with the lime juice to prevent browning; set aside. In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring the vinegar, tamari and honey to a low boil. Lower the heat and simmer until syrupy, 6 to 7 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Sprinkle the tuna with the five-spice powder and season with salt and pepper. Place the tuna in the skillet and cook, turning once, until just browned, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Slice the tuna and top with the sesame seeds and chives.
  3. Divide the lettuce among 4 plates and top with the tuna and avocado. Drizzle with the dressing.

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Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Relish

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

Serves 4

  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley (a generous handful)
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 small zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt
  • 4 sandwich-size English muffins, preferably sourdough, fork split
  • Softened butter, for spreading
  • 4 red leaf lettuce leaves
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey, parsley, grill seasoning, mustard and poultry seasoning. Form 4 patties; using your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each to prevent bulging while cooking.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until the juices run clear, 6 to 7 minutes on each side. During the last few minutes of cooking, top each burger with a cheddar slice, tenting loosely with foil to melt the cheese.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the zucchini, bell pepper, red onion, thyme, hot sauce and lime juice. Season with salt.
  4. Toast and butter the English muffins. Set a lettuce leaf and burger on each muffin bottom and top with some zucchini relish and a muffin top.

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Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Salad Wrap


Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 20 min
Makes: 4 servings, two wraps each

  • 4 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Southwestern Seasoned or Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 can (11 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick ‘N Chunky Salsa
  • 8 TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Flour Tortillas
  1. Toss romaine, chicken breast strips, tomatoes and corn in large bowl; sprinkle with cheese.
  2. Combine dressing and salsa. Pour over romaine mixture; toss to coat. Spoon evenly onto tortillas; roll up.

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Taco Salad Bowls


Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 20 min
Makes: 4 servings

  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inch)
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder, divided
  • 3/4 lb. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup matchlike carrot sticks
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick ‘N Chunky Salsa, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
  • 4 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Four Cheese Mexican Style Cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Crumple four large sheets of foil to make four 3-inch balls; place on baking sheet. Place 1 tortilla on top of each ball; spray tortilla with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 tsp. of the chili powder. Bake 6 to 8 min. or until tortillas are golden brown. (Tortillas will drape over balls as they bake.)
  2. Meanwhile, brown meat with carrots and remaining 2-1/2 tsp. chili powder in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup of the salsa; cook 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Mix mayo and remaining 2 Tbsp. salsa in large bowl. Add salad greens and tomatoes; toss to coat. Spoon into tortilla shells; top with meat mixture, cheese and cilantro.

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Chicken Taco Patties


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

SERVES 4 

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 cup chopped onion, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped canned jalapeño chiles
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (a palmful)
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning (a palmful)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart, shredded
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, 1 cup onion, jalapeños, chili powder, grill seasoning and garlic. Form four patties.
  2. Heat the EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, in a skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 4 minutes on each side. When they’re almost done, top each patty with a mound of cheese and cook until melted. Layer the bun bottoms with the lettuce, a chicken patty, taco sauce, extra onion and a bun top.

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California Roll Salad


Recipe & picture courtesy of Good Housekeeping

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 15 min
Serves 4

  • 1 package(s) (8.8-ounce) precooked white rice in microwavable cups
  • 3 tablespoon(s) seasoned light rice vinegar
  • 1 head(s) Boston lettuce
  • 1 seedless cucumber, unpeeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound(s) surimi (imitation crabmeat), broken into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 tablespoon(s) reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon(s) slivered pickled ginger
  1. Prepare rice as label directs. Pour rice into medium bowl, and toss with 1 tablespoon vinegar; set aside.
  2. Arrange lettuce leaves on large platter. Top leaves with seasoned rice, cucumber and avocado slices, and surimi.
  3. In cup, mix together soy sauce and remaining 2 tablespoons seasoned vinegar.
  4. To serve, drizzle soy dressing over salad; sprinkle ginger on top.

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Shrimp Po’boy

Recipe courtesy of Ladies’ Home Journal

Makes 8 sandwiches
Prep: 1 hour
Start to Finish: 1 hour

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle or cornichons
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon jarred capers, rinsed, drained, and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs), or regular plain dried bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 small (8-inch-long) hero rolls, split horizontally and toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups purchased coleslaw
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  1. Make tartar sauce: Stir together mayonnaise, dill pickle or cornichons, fresh chives, capers, lemon juice, garlic, and Dijon mustard in a small bowl until combined well; salt and pepper to taste. Cover and keep chilled.
  2. Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Place eggs in a shallow bowl and bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Working with 2 shrimp at a time, dip in egg, letting excess drip off, then coat evenly with bread crumbs. Transfer, as coated, to a plate, arranging in a single layer.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderately high heat. Add one-third of shrimp and cook, turning, until golden brown and just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining shrimp, cooking in 2 more batches and adding oil, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed. Transfer with tongs, as cooked, to paper towels to drain; salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Divide tartar sauce and spread on bottom halves of rolls, then top with shrimp, coleslaw, and romaine. Cover with tops of rolls, halve, and serve immediately.

**Personal Review: This was easy to make and it turned out great – you could even add some spices in with the bread crumbs to give the shrimp a bit more of a kick.**