Whatcha Got Cooking?
In this section, Cool Springs’ staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
Enjoy this Asian-accented recipe with a rich California Zinfandel like Eos Estate ($15.99 at Cool Springs Wines & Spirits).
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons fat-free Italian dressing
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 pound round steak, cut into strips
6 cups water
5 cubes beef bouillon
4 ounces linguine pasta, uncooked
1/2 cup fat free beef broth
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup sliced green onion
1 pound broccoli, separated into florets
1. In a shallow glass dish or bowl, stir together the soy sauce, Italian dressing, cornstarch, garlic and ginger. Place steak strips in the mixture to marinate for 15 minutes.
2. While the beef is marinating, combine the bouillon cubes in water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, and add pasta. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove beef from marinade with a slotted spoon, and place in the hot skillet. Discard marinade. Cook beef, stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes, or until mostly browned. Stir in the beef broth, mushrooms and green onions, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove lid, add broccoli, and cook until broccoli is bright green and tender but still crisp. Add drained linguine, toss, and serve.