Jerky Recipies with no sulfites?
Hi, I have recently found out that my long term health issues stem from a sensitivity to sulfites. After reserching it so many things have sulfites in some form...well a lot of the packaged good stuff anyhow. Being an extream food lover I decided to make all these wonderful things myself, so i have purchased a yogurt maker, bread maker and food dehydrator.
Jerky, solid and ground - is one of my all time favorites but I cant seem to find a recipe I can use. Some things on the heavy in sulfites list that I can not have that apply to the Jerky recipies are: soy sauce, vinager, balsamic vinager, ketchup, Brown sugar, molassas, soy....... basically all condiments. I can use rice vinager and in small amounts organic apple cider vinagar and fresh lemon juice.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!! thanks :)
If all those things you listed contain high levels of sulfites, there may be very few things you can add to jerky (not to mention you might want to avoid eating celery and many other vegetables). But you could try a basic recipe of salt and honey (or white sugar, since that seems to be ok), plus various spices. Mashed garlic or garlic powder is good, and lime juice instead of vinegar.
One recipe I've tried might be safe for you. Fish sauce, lime juice, a bit of toasted sesame oil (asian style), fresh garlic and ginger, sugar or honey.
My wife and I prepare jerky using flank steak and cutting it into strips, then dehydrating it slowly in a common household dehydrator. We used to use the local prune dehydrator facility (the ovens are very well controlled) but that resource is no longer available.
Strips of flank steak, salt and pepper, that's it. Nothing fancy but ohhhh so good. It's eaten so fast around our house that it doesn't get a chance to go rancid.