Paleo Smoking Meat Marinades
Paleo-friendly marinades can be a great way to enhance the flavor of smoked meat. They can also help make cheaper cuts of meat tender and juicy without losing their flavor.
This teriyaki steak marinade is made with healthy ingredients that still manage to provide the sweetness and savoriness of a traditional teriyaki sauce. It’s also sugar free so you can use it on any Whole30 or Paleo diet.
Fresh common garlic (Allium sativum) is an aromatic herb in the onion family that can add punch to a variety of dishes. When raw it is quite pungent, but when cooked it is savory and mellow.
A head of garlic, or bulb, contains several small sections called cloves. Garlic cloves are a popular ingredient in salad dressing, soups, and roasted or grilled chicken or beef.
Smoking garlic is a great way to enhance the flavor of any dish. It is a surprisingly easy process and can be done either on a grill or in your smoker. You can also use the smoke-infused garlic to make a tasty marinade or sauce for your steak or poultry.
Ginger is one of the most popular herbs used in cooking. It is often paired with savory flavors, such as garlic and chilies, for stir-fries.
It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties. It is a good source of antioxidants, which help the body get rid of harmful free radicals that cause inflammation and other health problems.
Research has shown that ginger is effective in reducing lung cancer cells. It is also beneficial in preventing the growth of other types of cancers, including colorectal and liver tumors.
3. Olive Oil
Olive oil has long been a favorite cooking ingredient. It can be used for everything from sauteing and baking to a drizzle over salads and soups.
In addition to its delicious flavor, extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest oils on the market due to the high levels of antioxidants and monounsaturated fats it contains.
Unlike other vegetable oils, olive oil is stable when heated, making it a great option for grilling.
It’s also an important ingredient in many Paleo recipes, including savory marinades. However, not all olive oils are created equal!
4. Balsamic Vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many different ways. It’s commonly known for its use as a salad dressing, but it can also be paired with fruits and vegetables or added to grilled meats for extra flavor.
Traditionally, this sweet and sour condiment is aged in wooden casks for at least 12 years. But it can take as long as 25 years for a barrel to mature to the right consistency.
Aged balsamic vinegar is an essential item in every chef’s pantry, but it’s important to purchase only a high-quality product. Look for the letters IGP (protected geographical indication) on the label to ensure it was made and bottled in Modena, Italy.
5. Dijon Mustard
Many people think that mustard is only used as a binder in barbecue, but it’s actually quite useful for smoking meat. It helps to bind the dry rub so that it won’t fall off during smoking.
It also helps to produce a crispier bark. It doesn’t impart much flavor to the finished ribs, but it does help the spices adhere better to the meat.
Mustard is a vinegar-based ingredient that promotes tenderness. It’s also cheap and easy to find. It’s a versatile binding ingredient that can be used for beef and pork ribs alike.
6. Dried Parsley
Parsley can add a refreshing and flavorful boost to many Paleo cooking recipes. It is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals like vitamin C and potassium.
Dried parsley flakes are a great option for use in meat marinades and sauces. They are also perfect for adding to salad dressings and savory dishes.
To dry fresh parsley, simply remove the leaves from the stems and give them a rough chop. Then blanch them in boiling water for about 30 seconds to soften the leaves. Place the parsley on a parchment-lined baking sheet and leave it in the oven for two to four hours, checking regularly.
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