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Lemony Jerky


Beef (or other meat) jerky recipes, from The Lightweight Gourmet Alan Kesselheim.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Snack

    Lemony Jerky I
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb meat sliced
    Lemony Jerky II
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cloves minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tsp soy or tamari sauce (optional)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lb meat sliced
How to make it:

    Lemony Jerky I
  1. Mix first four ingredients.
  2. Add meat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours before drying.
    Lemony Jerky II
  4. Mix first four ingredients.
  5. Add meat.
  6. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours before drying.

    Note: Can also make jerky from:
  7. *Lamb: use leg or shoulder cuts.
  8. *Fish: Whitefish is good dried, especially if marinated in a lemon or soy sauce first. In general, the less oily fish dry best. Clean fish and fillet into thin strips before drying.
  9. *Slices of cooked turkey, marinated if you like, dried until not quite brittle.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Pineapple Juice2 B B N N B B B B
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tamari (wheat-free)3 B N N N N N N A

Fish Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cod2 ,3 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...2 A N A N A N N N

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Beef2 A A A A N N B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 19, 2007 at 10:50 PM By: Lola