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Jordan Andino’s Pantry Staple Salad Makes for a Fuss-Free Summer Lunch

Summer is on the horizon, and with more time spent enjoying the beautiful weather, the last thing you want to do is go grocery shopping or eat a heavy takeout meal.  Make the most out of the longer days by opting for light, no-cook meals that are budget-friendly and will be ready to serve in no time. As an easy lunch or picnic side dish, this easy chopped salad recipe is made with pantry staples like luncheon meat, black beans and canned corn.

Topped with a healthy and light four-ingredient vinaigrette, this pantry chopped salad recipe from Junior Chef Showdown judge and mentor Jordan Andino is a great make-ahead meal for busy summer days.

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Jordan Andino’s Pantry Staple Chopped Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

Salad
½ cup luncheon meat, chopped into ½ inch cubes
1 avocado, chopped
½ jalapeno, seeded and diced
1-½ Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
2 Tbsp chopped red onion
¼ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup corn kernels

Vinaigrette
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp lime juice, divided
1 Tbsp honey
Salt and pepper, to taste

Related:  Jordan Andino’s Perfect Burger Recipe

Directions:

1. Heat a non-stick pan to medium-high. Add 1 tablespoon oil along with canned meat and cook for approximately 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Set aside to cool slightly.

2. Then, whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon lime juice and honey in a small bowl.

3. Place avocado in a large bowl and toss with the remaining tablespoon of lime juice. Add jalapeno, cilantro, tomatoes, red onion, beans, corn and cooled luncheon meat.

4. Season with salt and pepper. Lastly, pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

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Jordan Andino's double stacked smash burger with cheese and all the fixings

Double-Stacked Patties + Secret Sauce Make for Jordan Andino’s Perfect Burger

Although burgers are a great way to experiment with different toppings, nothing can beat a classic, flat patty diner burger. This simple smash burger recipe from Junior Chef Showdown judge and mentor Jordan Andino tastes gourmet using everyday ingredients you likely already have in stock.

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The Perfect Cheeseburger

Total Time: 50 minutes
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 small white onion, divided
2 Tbsp oil, divided
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 Tbsp relish
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper
1-1/2 lb (675 g) medium ground beef
2 tsp Dijon mustard
8 slices processed cheese
4 burger buns
1 tomato, sliced
8 leaves Boston bibb lettuce
Additional condiments, as desired

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Jordan Andino's double stacked smash burger with cheese and all the fixings

Directions

1. Slice half the onion into thin rounds and set aside. Slice remaining onion into ½-inch thick strips.

2. Heat a cast iron skillet to high heat. Add 1 tbsp oil and onion strips. Cook until charred, about 5 minutes.

3. Chop onion and add to a small bowl. Stir in mayonnaise, ketchup, parsley, relish, lemon juice and salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

4. Meanwhile, mix ground beef with mustard. Divide into eight, 3 oz portions and place one patty on a plate with a square of waxed paper brushed lightly with a bit of the remaining oil. Flatten the patty to ¼-inch thickness with another plate. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining beef portions.

5. Heat a large cast iron skillet or griddle to high heat. Working in batches, place patties onto pan and cook until dark golden, about 90 seconds per side. After flipping, place cheese onto each patty until melted.

6. Spoon about half of the prepared sauce onto the four bottom buns. Top evenly with lettuce, tomatoes, onion rounds, two burger patties and any additional condiments. Spread bun tops evenly with remaining sauce and place over burgers.

Watch Junior Chef Showdown Sundays at 9ep and stream Live and On Demand on the new Global TV App, and on STACKTV. Food Network Canada is also available through all major TV service providers.

Jordan Andino’s Quick and Comforting Chinese Broccoli and Shrimp Stir-Fry

Everyone loves a meal that comes together in no time – especially when we’re all still busy adjusting to our “new normal.” The beauty of this dish, in particular, is that it combines both speed and comfort for a Chinese takeout classic you’ll want to make on repeat.  Packed with succulent shrimp and crispy veggies, you really can’t go wrong.

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Jordan Andino’s Chinese Broccoli & Shrimp in Oyster Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp sesame oil
½ onion, cut into strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
450g medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
5 Tbsp oyster sauce, divided
1/4 tsp chili flakes
12 stalks Chinese broccoli (gai lan)
1/4 cup rice vinegar
4 cups cooked rice, for serving (optional)

Related: How to Get Kids to Enjoy Vegetables

Directions

1. Heat vegetable and sesame oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, about 1 minute. Add garlic and shrimp and cook for 1 minute.

2. Add chili flakes, 1 Tbsp of oyster sauce and broccoli. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add rice wine vinegar and toss to combine.

3. Continue to cook until broccoli is tender-crisp and shrimp is pink, about 2 minutes.

4. Drizzle with remaining oyster sauce before serving. Serve with rice, if desired.

Related: The Junior Chefs Describe Their Perfect Cake


Watch Junior Chef Showdown Sundays at 9ep and stream Live and On Demand on the new Global TV App, and on STACKTV. Food Network Canada is also available through all major TV service providers.

Late Night Eat Toronto

The 10 Best Late Night Eats in Toronto

It’s hard for restaurant-goers to go hungry in Toronto, where the array of plates fused from countries all over the world is serious business. But that’s during regular dinner service hours. What about the joints that are perpetually open late for those of us seeking out delicious options (and maybe even a cocktail or two) until the wee hours of the morning?

As host Jordan Andino proves on the Toronto episode of Late Nite Eats, The Six is revolutionizing the after-hours dining scene in some pretty delicious ways. Here are 10 of our picks for the best after-hours joints the city has to offer.

Bar Fancy

1070 Queen St. W

 

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If you’re craving classic bar snacks, head over to this Queen West spot, where chefs and co-owners Jonathan Poon and Jesse Fader dish out oysters and fried chicken alongside nori-topped artichoke dip and dirty nachos. The joint is open until 2 a.m. daily, and serves an array of beer and wines as well as mixed drinks by request.

Bar Raval

505 College St.

 

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Big atmosphere and small plates are the themes of this Barcelona-inspired pinxto bar in Little Italy, where a curved wooden bar and an impressive peek-through bar rail adorn the intimate space. There, Grant Van Gameren and Robin Goodfellow dish out crafty cocktails and memorable toothpick-tapas, like house-smoked fish, a variety of cured meats and cheeses, and tiny sandwiches on fresh bread until 2 a.m.

Night Owl

647 College St.

 

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Another Little Italy joint, this two-floor space features live music, arcade games, and an array of illuminated signs to keep the eye wandering until the last call at 2 a.m. There are boozy floats and hand-crafted cocktails to help wash down the rotating menu of elevated bar food, like shawarma poutine, juicy cheeseburgers, or spicy fried cauliflower doused in sauce and adorned with pickled onions and cabbage.

Chantecler

1320 Queen St W

 

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Steak tartare, smoked duck breast, chicken paté, and other classic French fare comprise the menu of this long-standing Parkdale haunt, which is open until 2 a.m. six days a week (although owner Jacob Wharton-Shukster closes down shop on Wednesdays). Add in a friendly atmosphere and an impressive cocktail menu with items like the gin-soaked “Corpse Reviver #2” or “Lady Problems,” a concoction of sherry, Cocchi Americano, green chartreuse and absinthe, and you can see why this place has become a neighbourhood staple.

Petit Potato

Unit 1-2, 10 Ravel Rd

 

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Tawainese and Japanese foods fuse together at this late-night joint, which is open daily until 1 a.m. There, crispy chicken wings are tossed in Yuzu sauce, creamy Japanese omelettes are topped with thick pork cutlets, and an array of ramen dishes keep patrons happy and full. But the real feat here are the desserts. If you have a sweet tooth, the ice cream stacked toasts and pancake soufflés are sure to impress.

Baro

485 King St. W

Whether you’re in the mood for a tasty snack or a full-on meal, this King West eatery’s Latin menu of modernized classics has you covered. Chef Steve Gonzales keeps his upstairs dining area, “Pablo’s Snack House,” open until 2 a.m. from Wednesday to Saturdays, where he serves shareables like yuca fries and empanadas, hand-held fare like braised chicken sliders and pork belly on steamed buns, or desserts like churros and flan.

Oddseoul

90 Ossington Ave.

Brothers and co-owners Leeto and Leemo Han deliver an array of Korean small plates and imaginative cocktails until 2 a.m. six days a week, closing down to reset each Sunday. Settle in among the exposed brick walls and 90s relics of this snackbar to enjoy items like Buffalo Fried Tofu, Tempura Prawns, Squash Poutine, Tempura Chicken with Devilled Eggs, or Kimchi + Pork Belly Fried Rice.

416 Snack Bar

181 Bathurst St

 

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Former Top Chef Canada: All Stars runner-up Dustin Gallagher helms the late-night menu at this affordable but delicious eatery, which serves patrons until 2 a.m. daily. There’s no cutlery to accompany the many snacks on the rotating menu, but when you’re dishing out items like tandoori heirlooms, falafel doubledowns or steak tartare on lettuce hearts, half the fun is eating with your hands anyhow.

LoPan

503 College St.

 

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If you’re hungry for the delectable new Asian offerings of popular TO resto DaiLo but you’re also in the mood for American comfort food, take a jaunt upstairs to this fusion spot, which is open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. There you can sip on sours while snacking on items like KFC Popcorn Tofu with a Green Curry Slaw, a Big Mac Bao, or truffle fried rice.

Pinky’s Ca Phe

53 Clinton St.

 

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Executive chef Leemo Han concocts mouth-watering Vietnamese fusion food with a Philly flair at this Little Italy establishment, which is open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday to Saturday. The dimly lit space is full of 1970s Vietnamese personality, from string lanterns and a heated sunroom, to the vintage photos adorning the walls. The drinks are thought-out and feature signature items like the house raspberry syrup, while the small-but-impressive menu of items like Marrow Beef, French Dip and Tiger’s Milk Ceviche will have you coming back for more… and more… and more.

 

Watch Late Nite Eats Fridays at 10 PM E/T on Food Network Canada.