August 26, 2008

Alex cooks! Tenderizing Kiwi Marinade

Alex is actually much better in the kitchen when it comes to throwing together a meal. He can take a little bit of this, and a little bit of that --- voila! A delicious dinner. Me, on the other hand, I like the order and support that comes from sifting through fellow food blogs and finding recipes with reviews and suggestions. I like seeing the pictures of food and anticipating what I'm going to create. There are very few things I can make without a recipe, hence the food blog!

During our trip to the local Giant, the kiwi's looked pretty good, so Alex grabbed one. I also had stew beef in the freezer so he made a really delicious marinade. The enzymes in the kiwi help to tenderize tougher cuts of meat and stew beef is definitely tough! This was something we learned from my mom years ago, and she had learned it from a friend years ago. And now I pass it along to you!

Tenderizing Kiwi Marinade
*this recipe is a good base for anything you want to add/take away with this marinade*

1 kiwi, chopped
2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
4 tsp worcestershire sauce (maybe less next time b/c it was a tad salty)
2 cloves minced garlic

Combine everything in a bowl and then add your choice of meat. We like to do everything in a ziplo.c bag and then massage it around before throwing it in the fridge. Do it however you like, and marinate for 2-6 hours.
We love our wok and that's how he stir-fried the beef, using a scant amount of oil for my weight-watching self. What a love! But you can do this meat on the grill, in the oven, in your wok...however you like to wok and roll. HA!

And we had this beautiful view off our balcony during dinner.