10 Sauces That Add Flavour to Lean Cuts of Meat
When it comes to meat, fattier cuts tend to be more flavourful, but lean cuts are much healthier. Being high in protein, lean meat is an important part of the healthy meat-eaters diet. The downside is that a lean piece of meat is easy to overcook, leaving it dry and tasteless.
With advanced preparation, the health-conscious cook can prepare flavourful lean meat that will be as mouthwatering as a nicely marbled, juicy steak. No matter the type of meat, techniques like marinating, brining, and pounding alter the surface structure and make it more palatable.
Marinades add flavour to meat and actively tenderize tougher cuts using an acid like citrus juice or vinegar, or an enzyme such as papaya, mango, or kiwi fruit. Meats can be marinated overnight or for one or two hours before cooking.
Sauces also enhance the flavour of meat. Here are some sauce ideas that make lean cuts of meat taste delicious.
Sacla Red Pesto Sauce
A blend of sun-dried Mediterranean tomatoes and fresh basil leaves, Sacla Red Pesto Sauce is a wonderful addition to chicken or fish. Crushed pine kernels and Grana Padano cheese lend a nutty and creamy taste to a dish that can be served over pasta or accompanied by bread or grains.
Bioitalia Organic Mushroom Sauce
Made with chopped organic mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and extra-virgin olive oil, Bioitalia Organic Mushroom Sauce is the perfect addition to thin slices of beef. This tangy and slightly spicy sauce gives a home-made taste and creaminess to a variety of dishes.
Badia Chimichurri Steak Sauce
An aromatic blend of extra-virgin olive oil, dehydrated garlic, spices, and red wine vinegar, the Chimichurri Steak Sauce from Badia offers a refreshing taste to lean cuts of beef or even chicken. Also available gluten-free, it is the perfect way to prepare a restaurant-style meal at home.
Badia Chipotle Mild Sauce
To add a Mexican flair to lean meat dishes, try Badia's Chipotle Mild Sauce. An exciting blend of chipotle pepper, cane vinegar, salt, sugar, and spices, it adds just the right amount of smoky heat to any cut of meat.
Bioitalia Organic Bolognese Sauce
For a perfect Italian-style meal, layer thin cuts of lean meat with cheese, flat pasta, and Bioitalia's Organic Bolognese Sauce. This classic sauce has a smooth and rich consistency for melt-in-your-mouth creations.
The original HP Sauce is the flavour you are looking for when you want to add amazing flavour to an otherwise boring dish of lean meat. A mixture of tomatoes, molasses, spirit vinegar, and spices, this icon of British culture has a tart, sweet, and slightly peppery taste.
Emma Giordano Pomodoro and Mascarpone Sauce
Blend strips of lean meat with steamed vegetables, pasta, and Emma Giordano's Tomato and Mascarpone Sauce for a perfect combination. This simple yet exotic sauce adds a rich, sweet, and creamy texture that will tenderize the meat even further for an unforgettable healthy dish.
Badia Gluten-Free Louisiana Cajun Hot Sauce
To spice things up a bit, add Badia Gluten-Free Louisiana Cajun Hot Sauce to sliced chicken or other meat mixed with rice, onions, and sausages for a delicious version of Cajun jambalaya. This combination of vinegar, salt, and cayenne is a staple of Cajun cooking.
Heinz Classic Barbecue Sauce
Get the delicious taste of barbecue beef, chicken, or turkey with Heinz Classic Barbecue Sauce. Simply line a baking dish with lean cuts of meat and coat it with the sauce. Add a side of baked beans or potatoes for an authentic smoky barbecue experience.
Mooneh Organic Red Shatta
Mooneh Organic Red Shatta is a Lebanese red chili sauce with a slightly tangy flavour. It is especially tasty on red meat-based dishes.
All of these sauces can be used as part of a delicious marinade or as a base for a dish. Contact us today for more information or to place an order.