Orange Peel Beef and Broccoli (AIP/Paleo) is super flavorful! This nutritious dish shows off with bright citrus, punchy ginger, and salty coconut aminos.Jump to Recipe
If you saw my Orange Peel Chicken over Cauliflower Steaks recipe, you already know how much I used to enjoy going to a certain chain restaurant. (You know. The one that rhymes with BFShang’s.) I fell in love with the use of orange peel in their spicy dishes. And not just orange peel. I love using any citrus peel or zest in many dishes!
Using Orange Peel/Zest
It occurs to me that we should talk about what I mean when I say “peel.” I’m talking about just the zest part of the peel, not the pith. The pith is that white, bitter part of the peel.
Cut off just the very outer skin of the fruit. For this recipe, you will need a zester with a channel knife, or a reeeeaaaallly sharp paring knife. (I use the channel knife with a light hand.) Either way, you will get sprayed all over your hand with the most A-MA-zing-smelling citrus oil. That’s the magic stuff we want in our dinner.
Be sure to wash the fruit before you cut the peel away. Since we are going to be actually eating the outermost skin of the fruit, let’s avoid whatever else has touched the outside of that fruit. Ew.
One last item… Please don’t be put off by how long it takes to prep this recipe. The good news is that it cooks up in less than ten minutes! All your hard work will be on the front end!
💗 and healing,
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