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We’ve still got a few weeks until Father’s Day, but I’ve already been working on my menu game to honor the daddy in our house. I decided that marinated steak would hit the spot. I settled on using a pineapple base, because pineapple contains enzymes that soften protein. Next, I needed a kick of flavor, but there’s one little problem with many marinade recipes for AIPers… almost all of them call for soy sauce to add that kick.
No worries! There’s a fix! If you don’t already know the trick, it’s combining coconut aminos with fish sauce one-to-one. If you’re looking for a great recipe to add to your Father’s Day menu, here it is!
- 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1½ lbs beef steak
- Combine pineapple, fish sauce, coconut aminos, salt, ginger, and garlic powder in a blender. Pulse until smooth.
- Place steak in a large sealed plastic bag, add marinade, turn to coat. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes (longer for tougher cuts of steak).
- Heat grill to medium-high. Remove steak from marinade (discard marinade) and quickly rinse steak. Pat dry and grill, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
- Salt to taste.
We started using coconut aminos when we were working The Whole 30 and have used them ever since. The flavor is really good. I can’t wait to try your marinade. The steak looks fantastic.
Hope you enjoy Kristi!
We made this last weekend after seeing the recipe on Instagram. Wow – so good!! Making it again tonight. Yum Yum!
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this looks fab. what do you think it would be nice served with?
Megan, I think a big baked sweet potato w/ some cinnamon & coconut butter & a lovely grill salad w/ a citrus based salad dressing would be great!
Can I use Brag’s Aminos instead of fish sauce?
Beth, you could certainly give it a try. I think it might be too much acid, combined w/ the pineapple, but I would love to hear about your experiment results!
I do this recipe as a beef roll up with pineapple or on a Skewer with pineapple and green and red peppers with onion.
The beef can be cut thin to grill and accept more marinade.
Is there a good substitute for the fish sauce? I have some on hand, but it’s not AIP and it has 1,480 mg sodium for 1 Tbs.!! Could Anchovy Paste be watered down and used?
Hi Kathleen! This isn’t my recipe, but I personally use Red Boat fish sauce. Anchovies can be a good substitute!
We (okay, my hub) made this for the first time last night. It’s been raining a lot here so we pan-cooked the steak. Oh, yum!! The whole family loved it. I think we’ll try it with fresh ginger and fresh garlic (recognizing that the amounts used will change) to see how the flavor profile changes. Can’t wait to get grill going!