Beef Shank with Honey Soy Sauce

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Whether you are a meat lover or vegetarian, or you are on a gluten-free diet, a paleo diet, or a dairy free diet, you have to find right foods for you. As I mentioned earlier in my post, even if the food is known to be good and healthy, it can be harmful to you and eating the same food too often also could cause allergic reactions. One of research papers I read recommended that you try not to eat the same food in 4 days in order to prevent allergic reactions. No wonder why I got allergy to chocolate, I had it everyday. I think I ate life time worth of chocolate in half the time. Oh well…

Anyways, it is important to identify the food that causes the allergic reactions and avoid it as much as you can, but the cooking method is more important. We all know grilling, broiling, frying is not good, but it is hard to change your eating habit. The good new is if you train your tongue for 2 weeks it will get used to it. Your body will change gradually and once you see the difference on your blood test you will never want to go back the way you used to eat.

Summer is here and so is the barbecue season. When you get together with family and friends, grilling is inevitable. If you eat once in a blue moon it is ok, I guess, but if you eat it every weekend, you will have to watch what you put into your mouth. Remember you are what you eat.

Today, I want to share one of my meat recipes that all my family and friends love all year-long. It takes some time to cook but easy to make and delicious..I believe that it’s better than the chocolate.

Beef Shank with Honey Soy Sauce

2 large beef shanks
5-6 cups water
1 large onion
1 large potato or daikon 
2-3 carrots
5 garlic cloves
1 thumb-size ginger
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
salt, pepper
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Soak the beef shanks in cold water for 30 minutes to let the blood out. In a pot or pan, add beef and put enough water to cover the meat. Bring it to a boil over medium high heat.

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Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 40 minutes.

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Add onion, daikon or potatoes, carrots, and garlic.

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Also add a thumb-size ginger. It can be minced if you prefer.

Mix soy sauce with honey and pour into the pan. I usually start with half the amount of honey and add more as I need.

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Bring it to a boil over medium high heat then reduce the heat to medium low for 15-20 minutes or until sauce get reduced. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Serve when it is hot over rice.

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Once you taste this, you will not miss grilled meat a bit.

I’m telling you this is truly better than the chocolate! LOL!

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