March: in like a lion, out like a lamb.
Really? We’ve had no winter to speak of. Isn’t it more like, in like a kitty cat, out like a hamster? In like a pet goldfish? Out like a big, soft, adoring Rottie mix who looks at you with deep brown eyes and centuries of empathy and obedience?
Yes, this March is just like that.
Here are my picks for what was in our bags this month.
London Broil is a preparation method, not a cut; it is broiled/grilled marinated flank steak.
Our “London Broil” is likely top round steak, but I won’t put any money on it either way until I defrost it and see what’s what. Regardless, I know what I’m going to do with it. Marinate. High heat. Be sure to cut it against the grain when I serve it. To myself.
1. Got a grill, indoor or outdoor? Make Filipino-style London broil.
2. Crockpotting? Make Everyday Paleo’s spinach-stuffed London broil (requires butterflying the meat, which is easy - just ask me.)
3. Broiling it, like Mom used to do? Make marinated London broil, just leave out the soy sauce (or sub coconut aminos, like I do.)
I just finished a huge pot of beef stew that I could not get enough of. This recipe is potato-free but doesn’t suffer for it, and incorporates vegetables only at the very end, which keeps them crisp and in delicious contrast to the rich meat.
Seriously, kids, I love this one. I just left the 3 TBS of flour out. It has 146 reviews and over a 90% “would make again” rating on Epicurious. That’s the shit right there.
This one is next on my list. Sugar snap peas are about to be in season.
I totally lied about the snap peas being next. Forget them. This one is next. Olives, chiles, tomatoes. My heart.
It’s getting warmer, so I’m always looking for quick-sautee type dishes. Try this Asian ground beef, mushroom, and broccoli slaw lettuce cup recipe from Nom Nom Paleo. Another extremely dependable source for good grub.
This is what Herondale Farm itself recommends; go to the recipe page and select Italian sausages to view the recipe.
Boneless pork roast
Or you could make pernil, which you definitely will want to do if you’ve ever eaten it. You can’t make it as well as any actual Latin person, but as a confirmed Gringarican I can tell you that you’re likely to be thrilled with any approximation you churn out.
Ta-da! That about does it for this month’s edition. Let me know if there are any cuts we missed, recipes you want to discuss, or delicious variations you want to share. See you at the Paleo Pot Luck!