Tangy Garlic Steak Marinade (AIP, Migraine Friendly)

steak marinade dinner

jessica’s aip steak marinade dinner party

 

Last night I hosted my first AIP Paleo dinner party for a group of people who don’t need to follow special or healing diets.

In the past, this would have been intimidating to me. However, I have become much more confident in my diet because it is helping me feel better than I have felt since I first got crohn’s disease 14 years ago.

I am learning how to prepare yummy meals out of foods that are anti-inflammatory which is making my entire body calm (even the migraines are becoming better, they are not totally gone, but they are less severe).

On the menu last night: Steaks, Brussels Sprouts, Salad, and Cherry Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream. I prepared the meal from real foods which are nutrient dense; that is how we eat these days on the AIP (autoimmune prototcol of the paleo diet).

Admittedly, I had a selfish motive for hosting: I wanted to make certain that my steak marinade is as good as we think it is. I was thrilled to find that both the men and women absolutely loved it.

We ate around an old farm table that sits on our screened porch adorned with candles and laughed late into the night. Autumn is in the air, with it’s crisp cool evenings and colorful leaves falling. During the meal, the words”yum, this is delicious” played on repeat; which made my heart smile.

To make the recipe testing fair, I developed 2 versions of the recipe: 1 uses fresh herbs and the other uses dry herbs. Because, let’s be honest, most of us don’t always have fresh herbs exactly when we need them, but that jar of dried parsley is usually in the cupboard.

We marinated and grilled New York Strips and Filet Mignonettes for everyone to sample.

I have spent the past several weeks adjusting measurements because I want both versions of this marinade to be delicious and I want them to be reliably good; an easy fall back for you regardless of the version you use.

Steak Marinade

My guests agreed that there was no distinguishable difference between the two recipes (yay—reliability goal: achieved). We also agreed that the marinade worked wonderfully with the different cuts of meat.

In addition, have used this marinade on flank steak and it is fabulous.

My husband and I are creative people but neither of us have been able to think of a name for this marinade to do it justice…and it is tasty enough that it needs a “real” name.

**Over the past 5 months this steak marinade has become a weekend treat for us. We love it and one night while talking about it we said the words “tangy” and “garlicky”…and it stuck. I have decided to name the marinade “Tangy Garlic Marinade” and the giveaway is over. But I will do more giveaways so please don’t worry about that.

I hope you will give this recipe a try, it is truly delicious and so simple to make (both versions).

I have decided to ask for your help.

I currently have 633 followers on Instagram, 42 on Facebook and 77 followers of my blog—Y’all are awesome! I am filled with gratitude that I have so many people in my community walking toward wellness with me and exchanging tips for optimal health.

So, I am choosing this opportunity to do my first giveaway of a $50.00 Amazon gift card to whoever comes up with a name that I love for this recipe.

The contest will continue until I announce the winner on my blog, Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Here are the recipes based on 2 pounds of steak

Fresh Herb Marinade Recipe

1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley

1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3/4 Cups + 1 Tbsp Distilled White Vinegar

2 teaspoons Sea Salt

6 Peeled Garlic Cloves

1/3 Cup + 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
  2. Marinade steak in ziplock bag or dish for 6 hours in the refrigerator
  3. Take steaks out of refrigerator and let them marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to grilling **If you cannot marinade for the entire 6 hours, that is alright…try to at least get 1 hour of marination, ideally 4-6 hours**

Dry Herb Marinade Recipe

1/4 Cup Dry Parsley

1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Distilled White Vinegar

1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

6 Peeled Garlic Cloves

1 teaspoon Sea Salt

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
  2. Marinade steak in ziplock bag or dish for 6 hours in the refrigerator
  3. Take steaks out of refrigerator and let them marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to grilling  **If you cannot marinade for the entire 6 hours, that is alright…try to at least get 1 hour of marination, ideally 4-6 hours**

For the Grill

Preheat grill on high

Grill on medium-high to high: cook steaks on for 5 minutes and flip then cook for 5 minutes on the other side–then we check to see how “done” they are.

To check level of doneness: temperature of rare is 130 (degrees F), 135 (degrees F) is medium rare, 145 (degrees F) is medium, 150 (degrees F) is medium well and 160 (degrees F) is well done.

*when you remove steak from grill, place steak on a plate and cover it loosely with aluminum foil. Let it rest for 5 minutes and keep in mind that it will continue to cook slightly during this time.

Rules for Contest

  1. Make at least one version of the marinade and see if the taste helps you come up with a good name.
  2. You can post the name on my blog, Facebook page or Instagram account.
  3. The contest will continue until I announce the winner on my blog, Instagram and Facebook accounts.

aip cherry pie from grazed and enthused

For desert, I doubled the ingredients to Alaena Haber’s Cherry Pie Bars and created a pie. I topped it with homemade coconut whipped cream. It was Amazing.

Migraine Tip: Vinegar is a common migraine trigger; White Distilled Vinegar is typically the “migraine-friendly” vinegar option which is why I use it. However, if you are sensitive to vinegar this may not work for you. Or you may want to try the following: decrease the amount of vinegar and substitute FRESH lemon or lime juice. The lemon and lime can also be a trigger but it is worth a try. 

Migraine Tip on the Desert: Cherries can be a migraine trigger for some people. This crust is delicious and if cherries are a trigger for you, I recommend substituting a different berry. 

12 thoughts on “Tangy Garlic Steak Marinade (AIP, Migraine Friendly)

  1. Denise

    I just tried this recipe tonight for the first time. I did however add considerably more garlic, but everything else was as is. So delicious! My husband and I are very into extremely flavorful food and beginning on the AIP diet has made it tough to cook for both of us to enjoy. My husband saw the small list of ingredients and was not thrilled so he made his own food. As soon as he took a taste of mine, however he REALLY enjoyed it and kept sneaking pieces! I used round steak and only needed to grill it for about 6 min (5 would have been better). Thanks so much for posting such a wonderful recipe for what seems like the most limited diet ever!

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