Playing around in the kitchen

If you are one of the oodles of diabetics in the world, you consciously plan meals and shopping so that you are not adding carbohydrates to your diet, and you already know that it can be found in the most oddball places. When it comes to things that we add to our food, like sauces and condiments, many of them are on the no-no list. As a result, I like to come up with blends and concoctions that add lots of flavour without adding sugar.

The other night my daughter and I were watching TV and saw a beautiful steak that was done with a rub, and so she Googled a couple of recipes and we tweaked it to our liking. Last night, I rubbed it onto the steak about a half hour before cooking, just to let the flavours soak in a bit. I’m sharing the recipe here with you, because good food is best when shared.

In case you are wondering, the steaks browned very nicely in a non-stick frying pan, finished to a beautiful colour on both sides, and cooked to medium rare. Tonight I used the same rub recipe on a pork roast and it was really divine!

Find yourself an empty spice bottle, and keep this handy for the next time you want something with a little flavour!

1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Dash turmeric
Dash coriander

Mix all the ingredients together. Sprinkle generously on both sides of the steak, rub it in a little, then cook (barbecue, fry, broil) your meat the way you like it.

To your health!


Lynda said...

Sounds very yummy!!

aliceinparis said...

This DOES sound good. Simple too:)