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!)