America's Healthiest and Best-Tasting Sandwich Crowned ... - Video Available
Grilled Chicken with Pomegranate and Caramelized Onion Reduction and Goat
Grain Foods Foundation and Chef Dave Lieberman Name Winner of a Nationwide
Sandwich Recipe Contest
DENVER, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandwiches are now the most popular main dish served at dinner in homes across the country, according to a recent study by NPD Group, Eating Patterns in America. Not surprisingly, this adds up to more than a billion sandwiches every year. To recognize this humble hero, the Grain Foods Foundation partnered with celebrity chef Dave Lieberman to search for the country's healthiest and best-tasting sandwich in America's Healthy Sandwich Showdown. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/grainpower/25082/ The competition asked everyday cooks to enter their favorite healthy sandwich recipe at http://www.grainpower.org for a chance to win a trip to the Sandwich of Kent, England. In celebration of National Bread Month (November), the Grain Foods Foundation and chef Lieberman today announced the winning sandwich which was selected from approximately 1,250 entries. Tracey McCaughey of Ardmore, Pa. won America's Healthy Sandwich Showdown with her Grilled Chicken with Pomegranate and Caramelized Onion Reduction and Goat Cheese sandwich recipe. "The combination of sweet and tangy flavors in the pomegranate reduction is rich with antioxidants, and is complementary to the creamy tang of the goat cheese," explained McCaughey in her submission. "The smoky grilled chicken provides protein while the crisp romaine lettuce and the soft, fiber-rich whole grain Kaiser rolls offer freshness and round out the sandwich." "Bread is the base for any balanced, healthy diet and provides the foundation for a great tasting sandwich," explained Dave Lieberman, personal chef, cookbook author (Young & Hungry and Dave's Dinners), and host of "Good Deal" on Food Network as well as "Dave Does" on FoodNetwork.com. "We really liked Tracey's recipe for its sweet and savory combination using healthy ingredients that packed a powerful taste. This sandwich is a terrific mid-week dinner option because it's healthy, filling and delicious." "The caliber of the recipes was impressive which made selecting the winning sandwich difficult for the judges," noted Judi Adams, MS, RD, president of the Grain Foods Foundation. Grilled Chicken with a Pomegranate & Caramelized Onion Reduction and Goat Cheese 4 whole grain Kaiser rolls 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 large onions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced, about 3 cups 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice 1/4 cup honey 2 chicken breasts 3 ounces creamy goat cheese Leaves of 1 romaine heart 1. To make the Pomegranate & Caramelized Onion Reduction -- In medium skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil until warm and add the onion. Cook onion on med-low heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until caramelized. Add the pomegranate juice and honey, and cook for about 10 minutes until reduced to about 3/4 cup. 2. While sauce is reducing, heat grill pan on medium heat and grill chicken breasts until done, about 10 minutes. Slice each breast in half lengthwise. 3. Open rolls and spread goat cheese evenly on the bottom half of each roll. Place a couple leaves of lettuce on top of goat cheese and top lettuce with grilled chicken breasts. Spoon pomegranate reduction over chicken breasts and onto cut side of Kaiser roll lid. Top chicken breasts with roll lid and serve. Serving size: 4 sandwiches About the Grain Foods Foundation The Grain Foods Foundation, a joint venture of members of the milling and baking industries formed in 2004, is dedicated to advancing the public's understanding of the beneficial role grain-based foods play in the human diet. Directed by a board of trustees, funding for the Foundation is provided through voluntary donations from private grain-based food companies and is supplemented by industry associations. For more information about the Grain Foods Foundation, visit http://www.grainpower.org. Contact Info Kelly Burke, Mullen (978) 468-8936 firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Marinelli, Mullen (212) 885-3259 email@example.com
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