Top Sirloin Preparation
Thaw in refrigerator. Pat steaks dry and season food before grilling. Use sea salt and freshly cracked pepper or a steak seasonings/ rub. Sear the outside of your steaks over high heat and avoid moving them before ready. This helps with the flavor and juiciness. Use tongs or a spatula to turn your meat on the grill - poking with a fork can damage the meat. Always wash utensils used on raw meat or have separate utensils. Close your grill cover as much as possible while cooking to maintain a temperature around 450F. This helps lock in flavor and prevent flare-ups. For timing, use the 60/40 grilling method. Grill for 60% of the time on the first side, then grill 40% of the time after you turn over the steak. This will give you an evenly cooked steak. After grilling, place your finished steak on a clean plate - never put cooked steak on the plate you used to bring raw steaks to the grill without thoroughly washing it first. Allow your steaks to "rest" tented with foil for 5 minutes between cooking and eating. This will help the juices redistribute for the best-tasting and juiciest steak.
Italian Chicken Breasts
These boneless, skinless, chicken breasts are already precooked. They may be thawed, sliced and served cold. From Frozen: Bake: Preheat oven to 400°F. Place chicken breasts on foil lined baking sheet. Heat for 12-15 minutes. Microwave: Place chicken breasts in microwave safe dish. Cover with paper towel and heat on HIGH for 2-2 ½ minutes. From Thawed: Bake: Preheat oven to 400°F. Place chicken breasts on foil lined baking sheet. Heat for 8-10 minutes. Microwave: Place chicken breasts in microwave safe dish. Cover with paper towel and heat on HIGH for 1-1 ½ minutes. Broil or Grill: To warm, preheat your broiler or grill. Warm chicken breasts for approximately 3 minutes per side. Contact Grill: Grill 2 ½ -3 minutes.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Do Not Thaw! Microwave (1100-WATT):*Remove cellophane covering Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato tray. Microwave on HIGH for 3-4 minutes. Stir potatoes. Return to microwave and cook for 1 minute. Let rest 1 minute before serving. Oven: Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove cellophane covering Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato tray and place on baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let rest 2 minutes before serving. *Create Parmesan Cheese Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, by sprinkling 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese on each tray of potatoes prior to placing in the oven.
Preparation: Do Not Thaw! Microwave (1100-WATT): Cut slit in center of film. Place tray in microwave; cook on high for 2 minutes. Carefully remove film, stir and cook on high for 30 seconds or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Stir and serve. Oven: Preheat oven to 400°F. Carefully remove film from tray before baking. Place tray on baking sheet on oven center rack. Bake for 28 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove from oven, stir and serve.
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