On Phytonutrients: Lamb with Grilled Cilantro Onions
Posted: Apr 22 2014I love grilled onions. And last night I readthis interesting NY Times article on how our modern society has bred the nutrients out of alot of food... but apparently herbs and especially scallions have a ton of what the article terms as "phytonutrients". So of course - reading about onions made me have onions on the brain. In the evening getting home, I spotted an onion in my fridge and decided to make as much of aphytonutrient filled meal as possible. So I added a lamb steak I bought on sale at the grocery store along with some phytonutrient-filled cilantro. (I'm growing some cilantro on my window sill, and always looking to put it in stuff.)
The meal turned out great- and if you do the low carb thing- this is for you!
Cook meat on high heat on each side until done to your preference. Season with salt and pepper.
-1/2 an onion: (If using an onion estimate about 1/2 a large onion per person. If using a scallion use about a small bunch per person -about 6-8 scallions - include the green and white parts)
-10 cilantro leaves (I have alot of cilantro thanks to my plant - if you like less-use less)
-Cayenne pepper (Optional- if you like it spicy, add some)
-Pinch of salt and pepper
Quickly grill/stir fry the onions on medium-high heat - preferably in the same pan as the lamb steak, incorporating some of the juices. Cook until very translucent, and even a little bit browned. Serve with a garnish of fresh cilantro.
It's a quick meal - and a great way to get some of these phytonutrients folks are talking about into your diet!