Grass-Fed Lamb T-Bone Steaks
Summer never tasted so good. Fire up the grill and prepare to fuel your body with healthy protein and dozens of gold medal nutrients that promote longevity.
Lamb is a prevalent meat consumed in Mediterranean diets, which have repeatedly been shown to help lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Grass-Fed lamb is a significant source of omega-3 fats with an ideal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats. This heart healthy balance of omega 3 to omega 6 has also been shown to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Grass-Fed lamb is also a very good source of selenium and zinc. Healthy intake of these antioxidant minerals is a protective factor against oxidative stress and development of heart disease.
Looking to up the health factor even more, we are adding asparagus and mushrooms to this recipe to supersize the health benefits!
Asparagus is loaded with nutrients, such as folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. It’s also a particularly rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers.
Mushrooms are a good source of iron, and over 90% of the nutritive iron value can be absorbed by the body, which promotes the formation of red blood cells and keeps people healthy and functioning at their full potential. They are also an ideal low-energy diet food for diabetics. They have no fats, no cholesterol, very low levels of carbohydrates, and a wealth of vitamins and minerals.
Mushrooms also boast the presence of Vitamin D, which is a relatively rare vitamin to find in vegetables, and in fact, edible forms in general are not particularly common. However, mushrooms have it, and this essential vitamin can facilitate the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous – both found in mushrooms. The combined effects of having all of these nutrients in one powerful source makes it a good idea to eat them whenever possible.
Grass-Fed Lamb T-Bone Steaks Ingredients (1 serving)
- 2 each 3 oz lamb t bone steaks
- 6 medium sized asparagus spears
- 5 button mushroom caps
- 2 oz of Marinade
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped herbs (Sage, basil, mint, thyme) fresh from the garden
- 1 Teaspoon coarse sea salt
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- Preheat a charcoal grill.
- Place the lamb t bones in a shallow bowl.
- Prepare the marinade ingredients in a mixing bowl, then pour over the lamb.
- Allow to marinate for 10 minutes.
- Remove the lamb and set aside, then toss the asparagus and mushroom caps in the marinade.
- Place the lamb on the hot grill and cook 3 minutes on both sides.
- Remove and allow to rest on a platter.
- Place the asparagus and mushroom caps on the grill and cook until tender.
- Place the lamb on a serving plate, and garnish with the asparagus and mushroom caps.
Photographer: Carmen Troesser