Thursday, June 29, 2006

Steak on a stick

Beef Kabobs With Oriental Sauce
Culinary Arts Institute The Outdoor Cookbook Copyright 1975

¾ cup cooking or salad oil
¼ cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ teaspoon finely chopped green onion
1 ½ pounds beef loin sirloin steaks, boneless, cut into 1 ½ -inch cubes

1. Combine oil, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, ginger, garlic powder and chopped green onion in a large shallow dish. Add the meat cubes; turn until all pieces are coated. Set in refrigerator to marinate for at least 4 hours, turning several times.
2. Remove meat from marinade with a slotted spoon and drain. Reserve marinade for basting.
3. Thread three meat cubes onto each 6-inch skewer. I used long metal skewers. Place meat cubes close together for rare; separate cubes slightly for well done.
4. Grill kabobs on a greased grill about 3 inches from coals, turning often for even browning. Baste frequently with marinade. I didn't baste. Grilling period ranges from 10 to 20 minutes, or until meat is done to the desired stage.

About 4 servings.

I made this last week. I still haven't had a chance to try out the new grill.

This is one of those times when the picture doesn't do the recipe justice. Probably because I was in such a hurry to eat this - I wasn't wasting time on pictures. Once again, I showed my grilling talents. The meat was done just right and I LOVED this marinade. So simple yet so delicious.

I nearly didn't make this because beef prices are so high. I rarely buy anything except lean ground beef anymore, in the beef category. Not even in Costco. I used a less expensive cut for these, a sirloin cut that I only find in one local grocery store that's usually pretty tender if you don't overcook it. I forget what they call it, sizzle steaks or something like that. I've never seen this particular cut of meat anywhere else. It's not cheap, but it's probably the cheapest cut I would try to cook medium-rare.

I have nothing planned for dinner tonight! I have no idea what we'll end up eating. That's very unusual for me.

Question of the Day: Do you have quick dinner ideas? (not take-out!)


Annie said...

As you have probably noticed by now, I love to make frittata's for a quick dinner. They are easy, you can use up whatever is in your fridge, and they are nutricious. I often leave out a few yolks and never miss the fat.

I hope your son is feeling better :)

Heather said...

For a quick dinner I always make tortilla pizzas. You can make them pizza like or mexican. I almost always have refried beans, chicken or some left over ground meat to use and cheese. Salsa is of course always on hand. You can dress it up or down.

Jennifer said...

These are my fastest dinners... Really Easy Dinners

DancesInGarden said...

Chicken and rice is a quick standby. Slice and season skinless boneless chicken. Saute in a bit of oil with some butter. Add 1 cup washed and soaked basmati rice. Stir to toast the rice a bit. Add 2 cups hot broth made using chicken bouillon, garlic and onion powder, and a couple of saffron threads that I grind using a tiny mortar and pestle. Bring to boiling, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer like this for 15 minutes. Stir, remove from heat, and let it sit for at least 5 minutes. That's it! Leftover veggies are good in this as well.

Anonymous said...

I have several, but this is the absolute quickest:

Brown ground beef and chopped onions, salt, pepper and chili powder. Add a can of pinto beans (I guess kidney beans or black beans could be used)

Chop lettuce, tomatoes, bell pepper, and onion for an accompanying salad.

Serve with heated flour tortillas. Can be eaten separately or both inside the tortilla.


Steve said...

I use this recipe for deer meat and dove. Unbelievably delicious. Marinate overnight, the longer the better.