This meal required a decent amount of work before I could get the sodium level down to where I could have more than 1 tip. The recipe served 6 and this meant a 10 0z serving of flank steak which was about 210 mg of sodium. The first thing I did was decide to serve the tips with a grilled veggie salad which would not add anything to the sodium count. After that I had to work on the ingredients for the marinade. Chili Sauce has 4600 mg of sodium for the 12 oz. serving I would need for the marinade. Even divide by 6 servings this would not fly. Cocktail sauce is often used as a replacement for chili sauce, so I decided on that and found a low sodium Cocktail Sauce recipe. The next item to address was the Italian Dressing. I solved this by finding a low-sodium version to make which was only 15 mg. of sodium per serving. Then it was a matter of not using salt in the marinade.
- Used Mrs. Dash Table Blend in lieu of the salt called for.
- Made a low sodium Italian Dressing: See “Recipe Source” header above for url.
- Substituted Cocktail Sauce for Chili Sauce and made a low sodium cocktail sauce. See “Recipe Source” header above for url.
The steak tips tasted great. The Moxie marinade had left them with a wonderful while unusual flavor. No one complained about them needing salt, so mission accomplished.