Archives for: September 2007, 05
One of my favorite recipes when I was growing up was Swiss Steak. My husband liked it too, and was always happy when my Mom fixed her own special version. Here is her recipe - not BTD compatible for either As or Os.
Cut top round steak into small pieces. Rub Worcestershire sauce into each piece. Pound flour generously into each piece. Brown lightly in oil in a skillet.
Cook 1 chopped onion, and 3-4 stalks chopped celery in cooking oil until tender. Combine 1 can of tomatoes (cut into small pieces) and 1 can of tomato sauce.
In a pressure cooker layer the meat with the onions and celery. Pour the tomato mixture over all. Cook 10 minutes in the pressure cooker.
When we went on the Blood Type Diet, I realized that the steak and tomatoes were no good for the As. The flour was not good for the Os. The recipe has been idle in my recipe box.
Yesterday at the store, I saw a package of turkey cutlets. Tonight I made some adjustments in the recipe. It's not My Mom's Swiss Steak, but it was very tasty and everyone enjoyed it.
I browned the turkey cutlets in a skillet. I layered them with cooked onions and celery in my pressure cooker. I cut the canned tomatoes into small pieces and poured them and their juice over all. I cooked it for 10 minutes in the pressure cooker.
Some of you As will recognize that I left the canned tomatoes in the recipe. I highly suspect that my husband may be a non-secretor. If that is the case, tomatoes would be neutral for him. My daughter ate the cooked celery, but picked out the tomatoes, so she was fine.
I served it with homemade spelt/rye bread and a big tossed salad.
The turkey was wonderfully tender and moist. I didn't miss the tomato sauce or Worcestershire sauce at all. I did miss the breading on the cutlets a little, but not enough to compromise my energy or my health. The family agreed with me. They want to see Swiss cutlets again soon.