Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2 Delicious Sauces

So, we have quite a bit of london broil on our menu, not TONS but it is a lean, healthy meat item. The two times we've made it on Paleo we've used the following marinade. This recipe makes a good amount to cover the london broil about half way up, then you can just flip it over for the last half of the time you're marinating it for.

For the marinade you're going to mix the following in a bowl:
- 8 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
- 8 Tbs Olive Oil
- 6 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1.5 tsp sea salt
- .5 tsp freshly ground pepper

Just let it marinade for a few hours in the fridge and cook away!!

Next on the list, a salad dressing. We don't use commercial dressings anymore. You might be really surprised if you read the ingredients on them. Most of them have high fructose corn syrup in the top 4 ingredients! I've checked out quite a few "low fat/fat free" dressings but they use soy bean oil and we don't do soy. So, I whipped up this dressing last night and used it on a grilled chicken salad today for lunch. TO DIE FOR!

You're going to need:
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 tsp dijon mustard (I used spicy brown)
- 1 tsp RAW honey (not processed)
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp of herb of choice (basil, thyme, chives etc... I used Italian seasoning)

Whisk (or blender) balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, minced garlic, raw honey and lemon juice until it's blended.
Gradually add in the olive oil while whisking (or blending)
Mix in the salt, pepper and herbs to taste
Store it in the fridge.

When I was making the salad dressing, I got ahead of myself and just mixed everything together in a container made for sauces and just shook the crap out of it. I didn't "gradually add in the oil". Everything turned out ok and no one died, so that technique works just fine. :P

Now, all you need is a london broil and a nice spinach salad to enjoy the dressing on and you're set!


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