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Newman’s Own Grilled Flank Steak with Angel Hair Pasta

March 11th, 2011 · 18 Comments

Foodbuzz Newman’s Own Video Feature

Wordle, Newman’s Own Grilled Flank Steak with Angel Hair Pasta

So, about a month or so ago the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program offered me a chance to propose a menu using Newman’s Own products. And about a week and half ago I recieved a box in the mail with a Flip Video HD camera and three jars of pasta sauce and three bottles of salad dressing. Thank you Newman’s Own and Foodbuzz for the great products.

Here is the recipe proposal, recipe, and video!

Recipe Proposal: Recipe: Newman’s Own Grilled Flank Steak
Using Newman’s Own Family Recipe Italian Salad Dressing as part of the marinade for flank steak, this is allowed to marinate 10 minutes. Then the marinated flank steak is grilled for about 4 minutes per side, or until medium rare. In the meantime, a sauce is made utilizing some of Newman’s Own Cabernet Marinara Pasta Sauce to create a flavorful and tasty dish with a side of angel hair pasta.

Newman’s Own Grilled Flank Steak with Angel Hair Pasta

For the flank steak
1 lb Flank steak
¾ Cup Newman’s Own Family Recipe Italian Salad Dressing
2 Tbsp Green onions, chopped
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tsp Ginger, ground
2 Tbsp Soy sauce
2 Tsp Orange zest
2 Tsp Cajun Spice Blend
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
For the pasta
½ Tbsp Olive oil
½ Lb. Angel hair pasta, prepared to package directions
2 Cups Newman’s Own Cabernet Marinara Pasta Sauce, heated
To taste Salt and fresh black pepper
2 Tbsp Fresh rosemary, chopped
½ Cup Fresh grated Parmesan cheese 
Procedure Steps:
1. Trim any fat from the flank steak, and then set aside inside a gallon sized zip-type bag.
2. In a small bowl combine the remaining flank steak ingredients and stir well until the honey is dissolved. Add the marinade ingredients to the bag with the flank steak. Allow to marinate for at least 10 minutes or overnight if time permits.
3. Remove flank steak from marinade and allow it to drain. Prepare your grill with hot coals, or use a very hot griddle, or heat the broiler for indoor cooking. Sear the flank steak for about four minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and allow the flank steak to rest for about five minutes, then slice into thin strips across the grain.
4. While the flank steak is grilling, for the pasta heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the prepared angel hair pasta, and toss to coat well. Then add the heated marinara pasta sauce and stir well to coat the pasta. Season with the salt and fresh black pepper to taste 
5. Transfer the pasta to a serving platter and garnish with the fresh chopped rosemary and the fresh grated Romano cheese.

To Serve: Portion four ounces of the flank steak and one-quarter of the pasta on each serving plate. Garnish with more fresh grated Romano cheese and fresh chopped rosemary

Yield: 4 servings

Here are some great tips for making your own videos while cooking in your kitchens!

Video Tips
Tips on making videos by Lauran Zabaneh:

  • De-clutter your kitchen
  • Pre-heat oven or stove
  • Prepare and measure out all ingredients before you begin to film
  • Have fun
  • Don’t be afraid to be a little silly
  • Keep things light hearted
  • Focus on the recipe steps, don’t show the full time it takes to cook a dish
  • Use transitions to show a change in time
  • Getcreative

Bon appetite!
©2011 CCR

Tags: Recipes · Videos

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) // Mar 12, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Your video came out really great! I love the music and graphics you used…and your recipe looks delish as well. My blog was picked to take part in this project too…I had such fun putting my video together!

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  • 3 zerrin // Mar 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Ryan, this video is amazing! It’s great to see you cooking and of course eating! The recipe sounds easy to follow and the steak looks irresistible! I love that you don’t waste the marinade sauce. Everything looks so tasty! Oh, and I love the music too!

  • 4 Torviewtoronto // Mar 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

    delicious flavours looks wonderful

  • 5 Kim - Liv Life // Mar 13, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Well done, Ryan!! I’m loving these video entries. I want to “flip” the pasta like you do… unfortunately my one and only try had a good part of it on the floor. Ah well!
    Excellent recipe, I usually grill outside but the idea of preheating the pan under the broiler is a good one. Will remember that!
    Loved the video!!

  • 6 Drick // Mar 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

    looks like you had fun doing this as well as your knack for creating easy meals… very informative and well done my friend…

  • 7 Ethan // Mar 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Very nicely done! I thought you explained everything really well and as an aside, great kitchen:)

  • 8 Cajun Chef Ryan // Mar 15, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Hi all, this was a fun project in all aspects from planning, production, editing, and processing.

    Thank you all so much for visiting CCR!

    Bon appetit!

  • 9 Rochelle (Acquired Taste) // Mar 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I wouldn’t have thought to use the Italian salad dressing in the marinade for the flank steak. It’s a quick and easy way to get in the oil and vinegar and a good portion of the herbs!

    The flank steak looks delicious with that beautiful char on top too, mmm!

  • 10 Vegan Thyme (Kelly) // Mar 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    What a wonderful ‘indie’ production you have here! I could totally vegan-ize that sauce with some seitan or tempeh. And where I come from–if the noodle sticks to the wall, it’s al-done!

  • 11 Nancy/SpicieFoodie // Mar 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Great video, love the humor in the beginning 🙂 Both the steak and pasta look scrumptious.

  • 12 Shirley // Mar 17, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Cool video Chef!

  • 13 Emily @Cleanliness // Mar 17, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Incredible recipe and great video!!

  • 14 claudia lamascolo // Mar 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    looks like you had great fun making this video and your a natural… a new star is born with a real tasty meal in no time love it!

  • 15 Ryan Boudreaux // Mar 18, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Hey Claudia,

    So glad to see you again!

    And you know I just might have to call my friend in LA about that movie deal!

    Bon appétit!

  • 16 Carla Meine // Mar 23, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    My hubby loves a good steak and pasta dish. I’ll have to give this one a try. I think he’ll like it.

  • 17 Christine's Pantry // Apr 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Hi Chef Ryan,

    Love the video clip and of course the food look awesome. Thanks for sharing. Have a good weekend!


  • 18 A Cajun Down Under // May 11, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I have recently been getting flank steak from my butcher, and I will definitely try this recipe next time. I use the Newman’s Own on chicken all the time, but never would have thought to use it on flank steak. Thanks!