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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Beef Kebabs


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The workshop at Ohio State University was quite an experience...lots of new technologies and great talks...but so little time.  Our schedule was so full, we barely had time to eat.  I'm really glad to be back and get cooking again! After being away for so long, I missed my family... but the same day I arrived, we had to head off to Fort Worth to bring my son to a week-long church camp. Yesterday, we picked him up from camp and the first thing he said was, "Finally, after more than three weeks, I'm going to eat Mama's cooking!"  That got me so inspired... I made him kebabs for lunch.  It is super easy, hope you give it a try.

4-5 lb beef sirloin
For the Marinade
1/4 c dark soy sauce (light has more salt)
2 T canola oil
2-4 T muscovado sugar (my son likes it sweet so I used 4 T)
2 T freshly minced garlic
1/2 small onion, finely minced
1 1/2 t black pepper
1 t Kosher salt
juice of 1/4-1/2 of a lemon

Cut beef into bite-size pieces (about 1" chunks). Mix marinade ingredients together and taste it before adding the beef.  Different brands of soy sauce vary in saltiness. Reduce the amount of soy sauce according to your taste. Allow beef to marinade for at least 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.  Soak kebab sticks overnight to prevent them from burning while on the grill. Skewer meat and vegetables and grill.  Enjoy!

33 comments:

SteamyKitchen said...

Great weekend eats! Loving food on a stick, Especially because it gets grilled outside and my kitchen stays cool.

Diana Bauman said...

Thanks so much for linking this to Simple Lives Thursday :D The kebabs look great and I just enjoyed your bit about your son wanting mama's cooking! I hope to hear those words one day when my boys are older :) Have a great weekend!

Juliana said...

Wow, the beef kebabs look so tasty, love the marinated...like the idea of adding veggies to the skewers...

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

I've deeply interest in eat these beef kebabs in front of me, are excellent with a tempting color!

Cheers,

Gera

The Duo Dishes said...

Great marinade. Have you ever tried sweet soy? It's thicker, and sweeter of course, but it's so good. It might be fun to try in marinades too.

tigerfish said...

woooo....so succulent!

lisa said...

Don't these look amazing! I love kebabs -- they mean summer, weekend, and good grill time!

girlichef said...

These look awesome...I could totally pluck that steak & veggie combo and devour it!! Beautiful.

Barbara said...

I love the idea of those kabobs! Grilling is the way to go in the summer and your marinade looks wonderful!
Wasn't it nice to be appreciated when your son got home? He missed mom's cooking!

Chef Dennis said...

those kebabs look so very good...i bet they tasted great with that wonderful marinade you made.....
thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!

shaz said...

Skewers are so fun to eat:) Your son is lucky to have such a talented mama making his fav. foods.

Anna said...

Yummm, it looks delicious, Loved the marinade.

Carolyn Jung said...

Summer is made for kebabs like these. Easy to cook and they just look so special all threaded together like that.

HLT said...

Hello

My entry for MomGateway Light Recipe Contest is the light summer roast of Cornish Game Hen.

here is the link:
http://teczcape.blogspot.com/2010/07/cantaloupe-roast-cornish-game-hen.html

Thanks for organizing this event.

Foodessa said...

This is a very flavourful marinade which I'll probably use on other protein varieties. Sorry, not a fan of beef...only because my tummy has a hard time of it.

The kebabs look very well presented and appetizing indeed ;o)

Have a great Sunday,
Claudia

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Wonderful job with the kebabs. The beef looks perfectly cooked.

I am sending you a msg to your gmail about the contest.

Be well

faithy, the baker said...

These looks soo delicious!!

Trissa said...

This is such a perfect dish for the meat loving men in my family - which is a lot!

From the Kitchen said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your beef kababs look delicious and so does that Vietnamese soup!!

Best,
Bonnie

Biren said...

Those beef kebabs look tasty! My boys would love it :)

Dishesdone said...

Your kebabs look amazing!

Chef Bee said...

Great recipe and great look. I bet this is a favorite for friends and family.

Plan B

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

I love kebabs of any sort and these look like perfect summer eatin' especially with the bright veggies.

Vrinda said...

Colorful n tempting kababs, too good

Joanne said...

The workshop sounds fun! I love the kabobs...especially all the veggies interspersed with the beef. Such a good, complete meal!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

You just can't beat meat on a stick! Delicious!

Brad said...

Yum, sounds like a tasty recipe. Thanks!

Mary said...

What a great grill recipe. It's perfect for the weekend and keeps the kitchen cool. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

sweetlife said...

great recipe, you really can't go wrong with kebabs...they are always a crowd pleaser...glad you had a great time at the workshop..

sweetlife

Mimi said...

Tasty marinade, delicious kebabs.
Mimi

elra said...

Love kebab, especially if they are good looking like yours. Thank you :)

Pam said...

I love kebabs - yours look great.

pigpigscorner said...

The marinade sounds wonderful! Love grilled stuff, esp the charred bits!