A sweet steak glaze may not be the most common thing you’d see in a meal, but this kind of steak accompaniment does wonders for the flavors of both your beef and the sweet ingredients that you use. In this recipe, you’ll be drawing out this sweetness with the use of apricot preserves and orange juice. Most store bought preserves contain unwanted sugars making it difficult to find Paleo-friendly ones, but making some at home is actually quite easy. If you have apricot preserves on hand, this dish can be cooked in a short amount of time. Overall, this is a perfect meal to serve up on those nights when you feel like grilling and don’t want to be cooking for hours on end.
While we think this sweet-spicy glaze is a perfect pairing, the amount of Cajun seasoning – as written, will definitely lean towards the spicier side, so adjust your seasoning down if you don’t like a lot of heat in your meal. Also, pay close attention if your spice blend contains salt (and it goes without saying any non-Paleo ingredients). If it doesn’t, you may want to add some salt while seasoning the steak. This apricot glaze also pairs well with chicken if you’re looking to use up any leftovers. To wrap up your meal, try serving with a roasted vegetable side like this roasted garden vegetable medley.
Grilled Steaks With Apricot Glaze Recipe
Protein: 27g / %
Carbs: 53g / %
Fat: 40g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 1 to 2 skirt steaks;
- 2 tbsp. Cajun spice;
- 1/4 cup coconut oil;
- 1/4 cup apricot preserves;
- 1/3 cup orange juice;
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos;
- Combine the coconut oil, apricot preserves, orange juice, coconut aminos, and 1 tbsp. of Cajun spice in a saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a light boil and simmer 8 to 10 minutes.
- Pulse the apricot sauce with an immersion blender until smooth and set aside.
- Preheat grill to high heat.
- Season the steak with the remaining Cajun spice.
- Brush the steaks with the apricot sauce.
- Grill the steaks on the preheated grill 6 to 8 minutes per side.
- Let the steak rest 2 to 3 minutes; serve with remaining apricot glaze.