Eating food on a stick is fun. No Thank You Boy will eat twice as much food if I serve it on a skewer. I have made Thai Chicken Tenderloin Satay no less than 5 times this month for my clients and family. And that does not include the numerous Beef Kebabs with Roasted Red Pepper Dipping Sauce and a new client favorite of Herb and Balsamic Steak Kebabs I have prepared this month.
I am officially declaring March the Month of the Kebab.
After mixing up the marinade, add the cubed sirloin steak so it can soak up the herb, balsamic, and Dijon mustard flavors. Thread the beef onto bamboo skewersalong with some peppers and red onion wedges followed by a quick roasting in a hot oven or on the grill is all that is needed for a great dinner. Add a brown rice pilaf with sauteed leeks and peas and you will be eating a delicious dinner with a minimum of fuss.
Dinners for a Year and Beyond. Helping families get back to the dinner table one recipe at a time.
Herb and Balsamic Steak Kebabs
serves 4, 2 kebabs per person
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano, basil, and thyme
1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, cubed
1 red pepper, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 green pepper, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 red onion, cut in 1-inch pieces
8 bamboo skewers
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine the garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, oregano, basil, and thyme. Place the steak in a large resealable bag and add all but 2 - 3 tablespoons of the marinade. Set reserved marinade aside. Let the steak marinate in the refrigerator for 2 - 6 hours.
Thread meat alternately with the peppers and onion on the skewers. Baste the kebabs with the reserved marinade. Place on a broiler pan and roast in oven for about 4 - 5 minutes per side. During the last couple minutes of cooking, turn the oven to broil to slightly char the kebabs.
Remove from oven and let sit covered for 5 minutes before serving.
Note - alternately, the kebabs can be grilled on an outdoor grill for 4 - 5 minutes per side.