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September 10, 2008
Recipes for what's on sale

It's that time of the week when we offer up a few recipes to match some of the sale items at local grocery stores. This week recipe's come from Bee researcher Sheila Kern. She really knows her stuff when it comes to finding tasty and easy recipes. First up broccoli, which is on sale at Vic's and Raley's/BelAir.

 

Broccoli with Ginger

Gourmet | March 2007

www.epicurious.com

 

Active time: 30 min

Start to finish: 30 min

Servings: Makes 4 to 6 servings

 

Ingredients:

2 lb broccoli
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Preparation:

Cut florets into 2-inch-wide pieces. Trim stems and peel with a knife, then slice crosswise 1/4 inch thick. Cook broccoli in a large pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes, then drain.

Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté ginger, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add broccoli and salt and sauté, stirring, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes.

 

And since we are approaching Mexican Independence Day, a salsa recipe seems appropriate. Here's one that's traditional and one that includes raspberries, which are part of the Safeway 48-hour sale this weekend.

 

 

Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salsa

From www.allrecipes.com

 

Ingredients:

1 (11 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

1 (4 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

1 1/2 cups diced roma tomatoes

3/4 cup diced red onion

1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 1/2 teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper

1 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon salt

 

Directions:

Mix together corn, olives, tomatoes, onion, red pepper, and jalapeno pepper in a large bowl. Gently fold in diced avocado, olive oil, lime juice, and salt.

 

 

Raspberry Salsa

From www.allrecipes.com

 

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh raspberries

1/4 cup chopped sweet onion

3 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno chile peppers

1 clove minced garlic

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 teaspoon white sugar

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

 

Directions:

In a medium bowl, mix together raspberries, sweet onion, jalapeno chile peppers, garlic, cilantro, white sugar and lime juice. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.

 

And, lastly, a good chicken recipe. Chicken, which always seems to be reasonable is featured this week at Safeway, Vic's, Foods Co. and SaveMart.

 

Baked Chicken Dijon

From www.cooksrecipes.com

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk

1/4 cup plain, dry bread crumbs

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 475° F. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.  Combine mustard and evaporated milk in shallow bowl. Combine bread crumbs and cheese in separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken into mustard mixture, coating both sides, then into bread crumb mixture. Place in prepared dish.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and no longer pink in center. 

 

Makes 4 servings

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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About Shop Cheap

Pam Dinsmore is The Bee's Community Affairs Director. When she's not working, she's shopping. The goal of this blog is to help you save time and money at the grocery store. She's pretty good at it but she can't do it alone. That's where you come in, sharing your tips and secret methods for saving money. You can either respond to the blog or email her at pdinsmore@sacbee.com

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