KETO LOW-CARB STEAK MARINADE (HEART HEALTHY)
I decided to do a Keto Low-Carb rendition of Martha Stewart’s steak marinade. The ingredients in Martha’s marinade are olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, and garlic. On the Keto Low-Carb path, we want to keep our sodium intake to a minimum. So, I substituted the soy sauce with coconut aminos. It’s healthier and far lower in sodium. I also wanted to make sure the resulting steak with the marinade flavors paired nicely with a style of red wine. I added fresh rosemary and peppercorns to the marinade recipe. Man, this marinade completely tenderized the meat and made the steak so highly flavorful. Both my husband Shawn and I are now hooked on this super healthy marinade.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF THIS KETO LOW-CARB STEAK MARINADE?
This Keto Low-Carb Steak Marinade is better for your heart than one using soy sauce. As mentioned above, I used coconut aminos as a substitute for soy sauce. It has so many benefits. First, coconut aminos have the color and taste of light soy sauce with dramatically reduced sodium. It is made from the sap of coconut blossoms and is a great alternative for those who are allergic to soy or gluten. Coconut aminos are low in calories, low in sodium and high in amino acids, which are essential for building and repairing muscles. It also contains vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and iron. It is also rich in antioxidants that can help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Overall, coconut aminos can be a healthy addition to a well-balanced diet. A fabulous alternative with just as much flavour, in my opinion
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF THIS KETO LOW-CARB STEAK MARINADE?
The Keto Low-Carb Steak Marinade brings out a few different taste sensations in the resulting steak. The marinade olive oil contributes a layer of fattiness to the steak, keeping it moist and rich. The lemon juice acts to tenderize the meat, but also offer a little tanginess to the steak. This tanginess harmonizes with the saltiness from the coconut aminos. Add the pleasant bitterness from the garlic and rosemary, and you have a fabulous combination of all the taste sensations.
Tanginess, saltiness, bitterness, and umami (from the steak itself).
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH A STEAK COOKED IN THIS KETO LOW-CARB STEAK MARINADE?
As mentioned above the predominant taste sensations in this Keto Low-Carb Steak Marinade are tanginess (lemon), saltiness (coconut aminos), pleasant bitterness (garlic and rosemary). Add to this the fattiness from the olive oil and the steak itself and the steak’s fifth taste sensation of umami. This marinade on steak demands an austere red wine! Hunt for a wine with some weight to match the fattiness of steak. The wine should have some bitterness and astringency from the tannin. This austerity will match the garlic and rosemary bitterness. Reds, like whites, have acidity. The wine’s natural acidity will complement the hint of tanginess from the lemon, all the while offsetting the saltiness from the coconut aminos. Standing out will be the flavour of pepper! Delicious! Think Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Shiraz.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB (HEART HEALTHY) RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
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