Seared Thai Beef – And Why Grass-Fed is Better

I guess we’re on an Asian kick this week!  Last night, we cooked up some extremely tasty Seared Thai Beef.  This is another one of my favorite Asian dishes, and we hadn’t cooked it in far too long.  Luke happened to pick up some grass-fed skirt steak at a local Co-op, so it was the perfect opportunity.

After reading In Defense of Food and watching a few documentaries, the most notable being Food Inc., we’ve been trying to eat healthier meat, more vegetables and fruits, more whole grains, and less processed food.  If you’re interested in nutrition, healthy living, or food politics, I would really recommend those works.

When we do eat beef these days and we have the choice, we choose to buy organic and grass-fed beef.  Not only is it much more tasty and tender, but it’s much healthier for you.  Grass-fed beef is leaner and contains higher levels of Omega 3s, which help fight cholesterol and heart disease.  There are numerous other health benefits of eating grass-fed beef, but those are the main ones.  So, if you’re going to eat beef, spend a little extra on the good stuff!  It’s definitely worth it.  Not convinced?  Here are a few articles for your perusing:

Grass is Greener: Buy Healthy Meat

4 Reasons Why Grass-Fed Beef is Better

Health Benefits of Grass Fed Beef

You may be craving a delicious bite of steak now – so here’s how you can make an extremely flavorful Seared Thai Beef!

Slice your beef into thin strips.

Marinate your beef for a couple hours.

Sear the beef for 2-3 minutes on each side.

Enjoy with a tasty veggie on the side! *Recipe for Sweet and Sour Squash coming tonight*

Seared Thai Beef

Adapted from Simple Comfort Food

*Unless I say otherwise, my recipes are usually for two!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb grass-fed skirt steak
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili paste (Sambal Oelek)
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions:

1) Slice steak into thin strips, against the grain.

2) Mix beef with all ingredients in a large bowl or plastic bag.

3) Marinate the beef in the refrigerator for two hours.

4) Heat a grill pan to high.

5) Sear beef on each side for 2-3 minutes.

6) Enjoy!

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