100% Food Storage: Grilled Steaks (either frozen from your deep freeze or the freeze dried variety)

 100% food storage on hand - last grocery trip was November 2023.  Today is March 7, 2024.



Although I have some freeze dried meats in full form like the steaks above, I haven't had to use them yet as I had a well stocked freezer as of November 2023 when we started to live 100% of food storage.   (Note:  most food storage companies do 'pieces' of meat but a simple search will show you there are at least 2 companies doing full sized, uncooked meats that you can buy for your long term storage.)   

As regular readers know, we have been primarily low carb and keto for about 20 years, but doing food storage life, that isn't a priority and we've been using up all the flour left over from holiday baking, and what is in the short term storage, as well as using regular products that may have sugars in them.  We aren't doing much sugar, but if we use products with it in, it's not an issue.

However, with Mr. Husband having a scan done this morning, they send out instructions before hand to do low carb meals prior to the scan.  So yesterday I put away the homemade 'daily bread' that he couldn't have, and brought a package of steaks out of the deep freezer.   These were dated April 2023 and you can see they are perfect.  Don't worry about 'best buy' dates.  I know people under 30 freak out over them but once you do your homework you find the dates on products are to 1) get you to toss it and buy MORE product from the company and 2) for their own protection so you can't sue them and 3) the quality or texture might change on a few foods, but for most, it will not.

Anyway!  So steaks were brought out, and I had one (1) bag of vegetable mix left in the deep freezer as well.

Here is a quick photo of the steaks with the simple marinade I always use in one way or another - I don't measure.

Steak Marinade

1/3 c soy sauce
2 T oil
1 T brown sugar
3/4 t garlic, minced (about 1 clove)
1 t ground ginger
1 t seasoning salt (like Lawry's) 

Mix all ingredients, whisk until blended and cover your favorite steaks with it.  I find it easy to use a gallon sized Ziploc baggy - place 4 or 5 steaks in it, add the marinade, flip it over a couple times to cover the meat and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, up to about 3-4 hours.  Turn often to make sure the meat is marinated evenly.  Grill as usual to your favorite level of 'done'.

NOTE:  I often use Liquid Amino's or Coconut Aminios instead of soy sauce.  The photo above is Bragg's Liquid Aminios (similar in taste to soy sauce but healthier).  I used brown sugar 'sweetener' (zero sugar, low carb), and regular salt as I don't usually have Lawry's on hand and don't really fret it.


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