Paleo Dinner Recipes
Going paleo is considered to be one of the healthiest things that you could do to your diet. There are some paleo-friendly foods that might seem unreasonably fatty especially since paleo diets are supposed to be healthy. Many of the paleo dinner recipes in our book are very tasty! One of the controversial paleo recipes we shall deal with is that of Asian-style beef short ribs. These ribs are usually accompanied by polenta but to avoid adding too much corn in the meal, we shall use a more nutritious Asian substitute.
Paleo Dinner Recipes – Asian-style beef short ribs
Most paleo recipes including this one recommend that you use beef from grass-fed/finished cows since the beef has higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. However, it is not absolutely necessary and the paleo recipes can be just fine with conventional beef. For this meal you will need the following ingredients:
• Five pounds beef short ribs
• 1 chopped onion
• 1 teaspoon cooking oil
• 5 cloves of garlic
• 1 hot pepper
• 2 cups beef stock
• 2 inches of peeled ginger root
• 2 cups water
• ½ cup coconut aminos
• ¼ cup gluten-free rice wine vinegar
• 5 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms
• 2 tablespoons fish sauce
• 4 spring onions thinly sliced
• 1 orange, zested and juiced
• Salt and pepper
1. Lightly season the beef ribs with salt and pepper
2. Heat a big oven-proof pan on medium heat and spread a thin layer of oil to prevent ribs from sticking.
3. Sear the ribs for 2 minutes on their meaty sides and place them on a platter covering them with aluminum foil.
4. Sauté the chopped onion for 10 minutes or until golden-brown on the pan you used to sear the ribs.
5. Grind the pepper, ginger, and garlic and add it to the cooking onions. Fry for one minute.
6. Put the ribs back into the platter and add the water, beef stock, vinegar, fish sauce, and coconut aminos. Coconut aminos is one of the best replacements of soy sauce used in paleo dinner recipes. It tastes like soy sauce but doesn’t have gluten.
7. Bring the food to a simmer, cover it and put it in an oven preheated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for three hours.
8. Remove the platter from the oven, put the ribs in a separate platter and cover them with foil.
9. Cool the sauce a little and strain it through a mesh sieve then discard the solids. If you are using conventional beef, you might want to skim off the fat from this sauce.
10. Simmer the sauce until it’s about 1 ½ cups and add salt and pepper to taste.
11. Add shiitake mushrooms and juice from one of the oranges and simmer until the mushrooms become soft.
12. Put the ribs back in the pot and cover them with the sauce.
13. Serve the ribs warm with mushrooms and use orange zest and sliced spring onions.
Paleo Dinner Recipes – Sautéed Bok Choy
Most paleo recipes recommend rice with short ribs but vegetables are just as good if not better. Baby bok choy is a favorite food because its flavor goes very well with the ribs and is very easy to make. Simply sauté some bok choy until it wilts but is still crunchy. When finished, serve the ribs with the bok choy on the side. What do you think of our paleo dinner recipes?