Tuesday, August 23, 2011


You should think twice before you buy any type of prepackaged sauce or marinade because they are made up of mainly sodium, artificial sugars and all kinds of things that I can't pronounce.  AND because it's so easy to make your own!  Just take some fresh fruit, extra virgin olive oil and a little salt and pepper and presto, you've got your own homemade marinade that tastes great and adds nutrients to your meal.  Check out this quick and easy steak recipe complete with fresh fruit marinade...

  • approximately 1 lb of flank steak
  • 1 mango
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


    Rinse steak and place in large ziplock bag.

    Peel and cut mango.  Peel and chop garlic.  Place mango, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in blender and mix until smooth.

    Pour mixture into bag with steak.  Close and place in the refrigerator.  Allow to marinate for a minimum of 1 to 2 hours.  (I like to put it in the refrigerator in the morning before work and then come back at night and cook it).

    Grill for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until steak is the way you like it.  (I like to use my George Foreman grill for these steaks.  It cooks both sides at the same time and it's easy to heat up and clean!) 

    Makes 2 to 3 servings.  (If you are making this recipe just for yourself then I recommend using the leftovers in a salad or as a steak sandwich!)

    PS - You can substitute the mango with strawberries for a slightly different but equally delicious and nutritious steak marinade!

    Bad Joan

    1 comment:

    1. so yummi!