FoodSaver® Inspired Recipes


Cardamom-Spiked Fresh Lemonade Spritzer
Makes 6 servings
Ingredients:
  • 40 whole white cardamom pods, cracked
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) sparkling wine or club soda
  • Ice
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen lemon juice
  • Additional sugar (optional)
  • Mint leaves (optional)
Directions:

Combine cardamom pods, 11⁄4 cups sugar and water in medium saucepan. Cook and stir over high heat until mixture comes to a boil and sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat; cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours or up to 3 days.

Pour mixture through strainer into 3-quart pitcher; discard pods. Stir in lemon juice and sparkling wine. Stir in additional sugar, if desired. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint leaves.

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Cardamom-Spiked Fresh Lemonade Spritzer

Cardamom-Spiked Fresh Lemonade Spritzer
Makes 6 servings
Ingredients:
  • 40 whole white cardamom pods, cracked
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) sparkling wine or club soda
  • Ice
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen lemon juice
  • Additional sugar (optional)
  • Mint leaves (optional)
Directions:

Combine cardamom pods, 11⁄4 cups sugar and water in medium saucepan. Cook and stir over high heat until mixture comes to a boil and sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat; cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours or up to 3 days.

Pour mixture through strainer into 3-quart pitcher; discard pods. Stir in lemon juice and sparkling wine. Stir in additional sugar, if desired. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint leaves.

Chocolate Pinwheels

Chocolate Pinwheels
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
Directions:

Beat butter, powdered sugar, brown sugar and salt in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating well after each addition. Reserve one half of dough. Add melted chocolate and cocoa to remaining dough; beat until well blended.

Divide the chocolate and plain dough each into 4 pieces; shape each piece into ball. Roll one ball plain dough into 12x6-inch rectangle on floured surface; transfer to sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll one ball chocolate dough into 12x6-inch rectangle on floured surface; place on top of plain dough rectangle. Tightly roll up jelly-roll style, starting at the wide end, to form a 12-inch log. If dough crumbles or breaks, press back together and continue to roll. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour. Repeat with remaining dough.

Preheat oven to 300°F. Cut each log into 20 slices; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 13 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Flank Steak with Italian Salsa

Flank Steak with Italian Salsa
Makes 6 servings
Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup diced plum tomatoes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 flank steak (1 1/2 pounds)
Directions:

Whisk oil and vinegar in medium glass bowl. Place steak in FoodSaver® Quick Marinator Container; spread with garlic. Sprinkle 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper over steak. Spoon 2 tablespoons vinegar mixture over steak. Place lid on container. Turn knob to Open/Marinate and attach Accessory Hose. Press Marinate Button. When the 12-minute cycle is complete, remove hose and open lid.

Meanwhile, add tomatoes, olives, basil, remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper to bowl; mix well. Set aside.

Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Grill steak 5 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness.

Transfer steak to carving board. Tent with foil; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve with tomato salsa mixture.

Garlic Pork with Roasted Red Potatoes

Garlic Pork with Roasted Red Potatoes
Makes 4 servings
Ingredients:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 new potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Directions:

Transfer steak to carving board. Tent with foil; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve with tomato salsa mixture.

Combine paprika and garlic powder in small bowl; sprinkle evenly over pork.

Coat large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Brown pork 3 minutes per side. Transfer to baking pan.

Add oil, potatoes and oregano to skillet; toss to coat. Arrange potatoes around pork. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 22 minutes or until barely pink in center.

Transfer pork to carving board; tent with foil and let stand 5 minutes. Stir potatoes; tent with foil and let stand 5 minutes.

Slice pork and serve with potatoes.

Greek Lemon Chicken

Greek Lemon Chicken
Makes 6
Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1/4 pound each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)
Directions:

Combine lemon juice, oil, lemon peel, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in FoodSaver® Quick Marinator Container. Place lid on container. Turn knob to Open/Marinate and attach Accessory Hose. Press Marinate Button. When the 12-minute cycle is complete, remove hose and open lid.

Coat nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Add chicken to skillet; cook 3 minutes. Turn chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 7 minutes or until no longer pink in center.

Serve with lemon wedges.

Grilled Chinese Salmon

Grilled Chinese Salmon
Makes 4
Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 salmon fillet pieces or steaks (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
Directions:

Combine soy sauce, sherry and garlic in FoodSaver® Quick Marinator Container. Add salmon; turn to coat. Place lid on container. Turn knob to Open/Marinate and attach Accessory Hose. Press Marinate Button. When the 12-minute cycle is complete, remove hose and open lid.

Oil grid or broiler pan rack. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium heat or preheat broiler. Drain salmon, reserving marinade. Grill or broil, skin side down, 10 minutes or until salmon begins to flake when tested with fork. Baste with reserved marinade after 5 minutes; discard any remaining marinade. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Orange-Almond Pound Cake

Orange-Almond Pound Cake
Makes 2 loaves
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • Starfruit slices, strawberry slices and orange peel curls (optional)
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Combine milk and orange juice in small bowl.

Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in almond extract and vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture, beating well after each addition. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Garnish with starfruit, strawberries and orange peel.

Spiced Banana Bread

Spiced Banana Bread
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9x5-inch loaf pan.

Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and salt in large bowl.

Beat bananas, oil, milk, applesauce and egg in medium bowl with electric mixer at low speed until blended. Gradually add banana mixture to flour mixture, beating just until moistened.

Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.

Spinach Feta Triangles

Spinach Feta Triangles
Makes 5 dozen appetizers
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 16 ounces feta cheese, drained and crumbled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
Directions:

Heat oil in small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes.

Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in onion, spinach, cheese, parsley and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.

Unroll phyllo onto large sheet of waxed paper. Cut crosswise into thirds. Cover with plastic wrap and damp, clean kitchen towel.*

Brush one piece of phyllo with melted butter. Fold in half lengthwise. Brush with butter again. Place rounded teaspoonful of filling at end of phyllo; fold over one corner to make triangle. Continue folding end over end, as you would a flag, keeping edges straight. Brush with butter. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Place triangles in single layer, seam side down, on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup
Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Tortilla chips, broken into pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cans (about 14 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 can (about 14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
Directions:

Heat oil in small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes.

Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in onion, spinach, cheese, parsley and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.

Unroll phyllo onto large sheet of waxed paper. Cut crosswise into thirds. Cover with plastic wrap and damp, clean kitchen towel.*

Brush one piece of phyllo with melted butter. Fold in half lengthwise. Brush with butter again. Place rounded teaspoonful of filling at end of phyllo; fold over one corner to make triangle. Continue folding end over end, as you would a flag, keeping edges straight. Brush with butter. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Place triangles in single layer, seam side down, on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

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