Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Low Carb Grilled Chicken Indian Style

This recipe takes the flavors of my Indian Butter Chicken and makes them into a grill rub.

I invited my toddler to make the marinade with me and she had a ton of fun smelling all the spices. It was nice to spend time making something healthy as opposed to the more traditional carb-laden baking our culture tends to do with kids.

This chicken is a nice change of pace from BBQ and all the usual summer grill flavors. This is deliciously different and low carb!

  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tbsps. garam masala
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ cup oil

1.Mix all the spices and herbs and oil in a dish.

2. Slice chicken breasts in half to reduce grilling time and add to the dish.

3.Stir and let marinate 6-8 hours (or overnight).

4.Grill until done.

5.Top with fresh cilantro.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Low Carb Asian Flank Steak

This is an unusual recipe because it uses no sugar. When was the last time you saw an Asian recipe that didn't list sugar??? I think this was the first time for me.

I had flank steak. I needed a recipe and ended up using this one as inspiration. I made some changes.

I always make changes. That's the Joy of Cooking. The ultimate in personalization.

Anyway, this Asian flank steak is succulent and would be delish in an Asian lettuce 'taco' or in a salad. Or, you could just eat it plain, like I did. Because it was too good to stop eating and make anything else.

I had it for lunch the next day as well. Yum!

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 of a fresh lemon, juiced
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 flank steak, fat trimmed


1.Combine the marinade ingredients. This is not the wettest marinade, there's not a lot of liquid, don't panic.

2.With your hands, slather the marinade on the steak and place in Tupperware (or other dish with lid). Seal container and marinate overnight.

3.Grill until done.

4.Slice very thinly across the grain to serve. Use the sharpest knife you have.