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Brazilian Grilled Flank Steak

February/March 2006, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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Barbecued meats (churrasco) are served in churrascarias, Brazilian barbecued-meat restaurants, with a salsa-like sauce as an accompaniment. Since hearts of palm show up at every salad bar in these restaurants, we've added them to the sauce to give it a tasty twist.



READER'S COMMENT:
"If you add seasonings to the meat such as minced garlic, salt and pepper it tastes much better. "
Brazilian Grilled Flank Steak

4 Reviews for Brazilian Grilled Flank Steak

08/12/2011
Avoid Hearts of Palm

One palm tree produces 2 cans of "palm hearts". The use of palm is decimating the forests of south Asia, which are home to many endangered and threatened species. In addition to the loss of habitat, the methods used to harvest the palms produce large amounts of greenhouse gases. I recommend avoiding the use of palm hearts and also recommend avoiding foods with palm oil as an ingredient.

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Anonymous wrote 26 weeks 1 day ago

The certainty among many

The certainty among many scientists that humans are the main cause of climate change, including global warming, is not based on the replication of observable events. It is based on just two things, the theoretical effect of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, predominantly carbon dioxide, and the predictions of computer models using those theoretical calculations. There is no scientific "proof" at all.

1. The concentration of CO2 in the global atmosphere is lower today, even including human emissions, than it has been during most of the existence of life on Earth.

2. The global climate has been much warmer than it is today during most of the existence of life on Earth. Today we are in an interglacial period of the Pleistocene Ice Age that began 2.5 million years ago and has not ended.

3. There was an Ice Age 450 million years ago when CO2 was about 10 times higher than it is today.

4. Humans evolved in the tropics near the equator. We are a tropical species and can only survive in colder climates due to fire, clothing and shelter.

5. CO2 is the most important food for all life on earth. All green plants use CO2 to produce the sugars that provide energy for their growth and our growth. Without CO2 in the atmosphere carbon-based life could never have evolved.

6. The optimum CO2 level for most plants is about 1600 parts per million, four times higher than the level today. This is why greenhouse growers purposely inject the CO2-rich exhaust from their gas and wood-fired heaters into the greenhouse, resulting in a 40-80 per cent increase in growth.

7. If human emissions of CO2 do end up causing significant warming (which is not certain) it may be possible to grow food crops in northern Canada and Russia, vast areas that are now too cold for agriculture.

8. Whether increased CO2 levels cause significant warming or not, the increased CO2 levels themselves will result in considerable increases in the growth rate of plants, including our food crops and forests.

9. There has been no further global warming for nearly 18 years during which time about 25 per cent of all the CO2 ever emitted by humans has been added to the atmosphere. How long will it remain flat and will it next go up or back down? Now we are out of the realm of facts and back into the game of predictions.

Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 5 days ago

This is a winner. Every time

This is a winner. Every time I serve it I get rave reviews. So simple, but so good!

lucivieira wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

The main variety of heart of

The main variety of heart of palm that has been domesticated is the botanical species Bactris gasipaes, known in Ecuador as chontaduro, in Costa Rica as palmito, and in English as the peach palm. This variety is the most widely used for canning. Peach palms are self-suckering and produce multiple stems, up to 40 on one plant, so harvesting several stems from a plant is not so expensive because the plant can live on.

02/01/2010
Anonymous

If you add seasonings to the meat such as minced garlic, salt and pepper it tastes much better.

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09/22/2009
Anonymous

This was delicious. On its own, the steak doesn't have enough flavor, but when you add the salsa, it transforms the dish!

Jessica, Atlanta, GA

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09/22/2009
Anonymous

It is a pity that people change regional recipes without checking the local culture. I always feel bad about these kind of changes that overtime kill the spirit of the dishes.

Anonymous, Plano, TX

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