The last couple months I've been doing my best to buy organic or grassfed meat when the price is right. Now that I'm a broke student again, I am having to be careful and watch what I'm purchasing. I can't go to the store now and buy things just because they look good or might be fun to try, I know have to pinch pennies and buy the essentials. I normally go for the organic boneless skinless chicken thighs at about $3.99 per pound. Organic chicken breasts are pretty much out as they are about $5.99 or more per pound. But I find that the thighs are easier on my stomach anyway. I do, however, splurge occasionally on the grassfed ground beef at Trader Joe's. I believe it's $6.49 per pound, so I will grab a pack or two here and there. Other than that, I buy lean London broil from my grocer on sale for $2.99 per pound or canned salmon (at least for now since I know it will be a year or so before the canned stuff starts to come from Frankenfish). Neither of those are organic but sometimes it's the best I can do.
I cannot remember the last time I cooked or ate a drumstick. But when I saw the organic drumsticks at Trader Joe's last week for $1.99 a pound, I figured why not! I've pinned some recipes onto my 21DSD Pinterest board so it's been on my virtual to-make list anyway! I looked at several recipes online and from the 21DSD recipe portion of the ebook and while all the recipes looked amazing, most of them required browning the drumsticks first and then baking them in the oven. But I am lazy and I always want to do things the easiest way possible, so I just decided to cook them in the skillet just like my grandma always did back in the good old days. :) They turned out really amazing and I will definitely start rotating these into the menu!
Curry Spice Drumstick
- 2 packs of drumsticks (about 8-10)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp curry spice
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp garlic and onion mix
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat coconut oil in skillet over medium/high heat. Seasoned the drumsticks with the above spices, add more or less to alter the spice factor, places them skin side down in the pan with for 5 minutes, the flipped over for 3 minutes, and finally flipped back over to the skin side and cover for roughly 15 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Enjoy!
What is your best tip for buying organic or grassfed meat?
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