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KETO LOW-CARB MONTREAL STRIP LOIN (HEART HEALTHY)

Keto Montreal Strip Loin

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This simple Keto Montreal Strip Loin satisfies the palate while meeting your macros for fat and protein.  I like to enjoy grass-fed steak about once per month.  Buying a decent cut, such as a grass-fed strip-loin from the butcher, can be expensive.  So Shawn and I eat it occasionally. 

We have experimented with several different cuts, but the strip loin from our local butcher is our favorite.  No matter how we choose to cook this cut, it’s always as soft as butter, juicy, and highly flavorful.

This particular cut derives from the top portion of the short loin, nestled between the cow’s ribs and sirloin. This area of the cow gets little exercise.  It’s marbled with fat and has less muscle and so is tender and juicy.  Beef, in general, is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients.   It’s a thick cut ideal for grilling, broiling, sautéing, or pan-frying.

Montreal Steak Spice, named after the Quebec City, has been part of Canadian grilling habits for decades.  I grew up with this seasoning.

According to Wikipedia, Montreal’s famous Schwartz’s deli first created Montreal steak seasoning. As the story goes… during the 1940s and 1950s, a Schwartz’s broilerman Morris “The Shadow” Sherman began adding the deli’s smoked meat pickling spice blend to his own rib and liver steaks.

You can always purchase this seasoning.  However, the best parts about making your own version are the inexpensive price and the fact that you can leave out the salt, MSG and sugar.  This makes your blend so much healthier.  It’s true that on a Keto Low-Carb diet you need not worry about salt reduction.  But if you’re living the Keto Low-Carb lifestyle, it’s optimal to always keep salt intake low and eliminate altogether refined sugar.

WHAT ARE THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF GRASS-FED STRIP LOIN?

Grass-fed beef is known to be a nutritious and healthy food option. Compared to grain-fed beef, it is leaner and has a higher concentration of nutrients. Grass-fed beef contains higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for heart health. It is also rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which has been linked to a lower risk of cancer and heart disease. Additionally, grass-fed beef contains higher levels of vitamins A and E, as well as antioxidants, which can help to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation.

In terms of minerals, grass-fed beef is a good source of iron, zinc, and selenium. These minerals are important for maintaining proper immune function, blood health, and overall well-being. Grass-fed beef is also a great source of protein, containing all the essential amino acids needed for growth and repair of tissues in the body.

Overall, grass-fed beef is a nutritious and healthy food option that can provide a range of health benefits when consumed as part of a balanced diet.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO MONTREAL STRIP LOIN?   

The predominant taste sensations of Keto Montreal Strip Loin are fattiness (from the steak and butter) and herbaceous-ness from the Montreal steak spice. 

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO MONTREAL STRIP LOIN? 

The predominant taste sensation of Keto Montreal Strip Loin is fattiness due to the beef.  Think big red.  Choose a red with some earthiness to add to the herbal tones in the spice mix.  Go for Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Grenache, or a hefty Merlot. 

WINE TIPS:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB HEALTHY HEART RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?

KETO LOW-CARB STUFFED PEPPERS WITH BOLOGNESE SAUCE

KETO LOW-CARB STUFFED PEPPERS WITH BOLOGNESE SAUCE

Turkey Frittata (Heart Healthy)

Cream Cheese (Heart Healthy)

Tilapia Parmesan (Heart Healthy)

Montreal Chicken Quarters (Heart Healthy)

Stuffed Peppers (Heart Healthy)

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED TO PREPARE THIS RECIPE?

Equipment Needed:

  • Large cast-iron skillet
  • Oven mitt or folded dishtowel
  • Tongs
  • Knife for slicing
  • Spoon for basting

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO LOW-CARB MONTREAL STRIP LOIN?

KETO MONTREAL STRIP LOIN

Let steaks stand 30 minutes at room temperature.

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Sprinkle salt-free sugar-free Montreal steak spice salt evenly over steaks on both sides. Press the spice into the flesh.

 

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Press spice mixture into the flesh. Turn over and press again.

 

KETO MONTREAL STRIP LOIN

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steaks to pan. Cook cuts for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Reduce heat to medium-low; add butter to pan. Carefully grasp pan handle using an oven mitt or folded dish towel. Tilt pan toward you so butter pools; cook 1 1/2 minutes, basting steaks with butter constantly.

 

KETO MONTREAL STRIP LOIN

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steaks to pan. Cook cuts for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Reduce heat to medium-low; add butter to pan. Carefully grasp pan handle using an oven mitt or folded dish towel. Tilt pan toward you so butter pools; cook 1 1/2 minutes, basting steaks with butter constantly.

Keto Montreal Strip Loin

Remove steaks from pan; cover loosely with foil. Let stand 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

 

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Keto Montreal Strip Loin

KETO LOW-CARB MONTREAL STRIP LOIN


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Delicious and satisfying Keto Montreal strip loin recipe. Meet your macros with this juicy and flavorful grass-fed steak.


Ingredients

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4 (6 ounce) lean, New York strip steaks (grass-fed for Heart Healthy)

4 tablespoons Keto Montreal Steak Spice*

4 tablespoons butter (grass-fed and salt-free for Heart Healthy)


Instructions

  • *Keto Montreal Steak Spice
  • Let steaks stand for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Generously season both sides of each steak with the Montreal steak spice, pressing it into the flesh.
  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat.
  • Add steaks to the hot skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side until golden brown.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add the butter to the skillet.
  • Using an oven mitt, tilt the skillet and baste the steaks with the melted butter for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Remove steaks from skillet, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Slice steaks diagonally across the grain.
  • Spoon the reserved butter from the skillet over the sliced steak before serving.  Serve with favorite sauce or dipping sauce.  (Make sure you consider the sauce when choosing a non alcoholic wine.)

Notes

  • The recipe is based on the keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 0 grams of net carbs.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot now what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.  Net carbs are the total carbs minus the fiber.)
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: FRYING
  • Cuisine: DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 (6 ounce)
  • Calories: 480
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 70
  • Fat: 16
  • Saturated Fat: 15
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 140
  • Cholesterol: 60

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