Alcohol: When I first went on this diet, I was told no alcohol too. I could live with (literally and figuratively) without drinking a beer now and again, but I thought what about when alcohol is used in a marinade or a recipe?.For this recipe I substituted for the alcohol, but I have since been told I can have one beer or wine a week and it is ok to use alcohol in marinades or other recipes calling for it. This makes things easier for sure. But I plan to run some tests to see which substitutes work well and which don’t. If there is a good, successful substitute I will continue to use it and give my system a rest.
This meal was not too hard to make low sodium and non-alcoholic. There was the usual issue of removing the salt. The beef broth was low sodium to begin with and the butter was already unsalted.
- I used apple juice in equal measure in lieu of the rum and added another tablespoon of molasses to help it be more rum-like
- I used Mrs. Dash Table Blend in lieu of the Kosher salt called to season the steak before grillingr
- I used Mrs. Dash Table Blend in lieu of the table salt called for in the glaze.
- I used Mrs. Dash Table Blend at the table in lieu of salt.
This dish turned out excellently. To my tastes the apple juice and molasses were a great substitute for the rum. The glaze had plenty of flavor, so I never felt the dish was bland or needed salt.