Turmeric and Ginger Beef Fajitas

On my quest to cook with ingredients that may benefit my Arthritis I wanted to make something tonight using turmeric and ginger for their inflammation reducing properties.  I decided on Beef Fajitas.  I used flank steak and sliced thin against the grain and let marinate for an hour.   The marinade is chock full of RA supporting goodness.  Today’s RA Fighting IngredientsTurmeric, Ginger, Garlic & Citrus.

Today's RA Fighting Ingredients for Beef Fajitas

Ingredients for Beef Fajitas Marinade

Marinade for Flank Steak

  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1″ piece of ginger minced or grated
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • pinch chili flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Fillings – mix and match from the suggestions below or use what you like:

  • Vegetables of your choice thinly sliced and quickly sauteed.  ( I used peppers and onions)
  • 3 Tbs chopped cilantro, chopped tomato,grated cheese
  • sour cream, salsa

Serve with warm flour tortillas.

Method: Combine all ingredients in a ziplock bag.  Add 1 lb steak sliced thinly.  Set in fridge for 1-3 hours.  Remove beef from marinade and saute quickly in a hot pan being careful not to overcrowd.  Place on plate and tent with foil to keep warm while you saute the vegetables.  I used red onion and a trio of bell peppers – red, yellow and orange.  I know that some find that peppers being a night shade vegetable are to be avoided.  I have not found issue with them and appreciate the high vitamin C and antioxidant properties.

Ginger, Lemon Zest and Garlic done with my microplane

Ginger, Lemon Zest and Garlic done with my microplane

Arthritis Kitchen Tip: Making this dish was really easy on my hands and wrists.  Prepping the garlic, ginger and lemon zest by using the microplane made that part of the task a breeze.  It truly is one of my must have items in my kitchen.

Review of this recipe: This was really fantastic.  Way better than any fajita powdered mix at the store.  I was worried that the flavor profiles in this may have been too strong or spicy.  Not the case.  The combination of ingredients made for a mellow combination of warm and savory flavors.  The heat was not a chili pepper heat that is burning in your mouth but rather an internal warmth from the ginger and turmeric that was really pleasant.  And the fact that it is contributing to reducing inflammation is an added bonus.  The family loved it.  I will use this spice combo again.

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Posted on August 30, 2009, in Anti-imflammatory ingredients, Foods Known to Help Arthritis, Recipes / Cooking, Tips for Cooking with Arthritis, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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