Friday, August 10, 2012

Spicy Steak Kebabs

Summertime = grilling time and I love me some grilled kebabs!
They are quick and easy, bite size, great for an everyday dinner, or entertain with and so diverse. I chose to use beef for these but really, when it comes to kebabs the possibilities are endless. You could go all over the map anywhere from chicken, veggies, fruit, seafood, pork... whatever floats your boat. 
There are so many different options for marinades too, store bought or home made, any marinade you use will give you that extra kick to your kebab 


1 1/2- 2 lbs. boneless sirloin
3 cloves of garlic roughly chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
About 10 metal or wooden skewers (if you use wooden skewers make sure to soak them in water for about 30 minutes before assembling your kebabs to keep them from charring too much)


Cut the steak into 1 1/2 inch cubes, place in a large bowl and set aside
In a food processor add the garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, pepper and vinegar, pulse until well combined then with the food processor running, drizzle in the olive oil
Pour the marinade over the steak and toss to coat, cover the bowl and place in the fridge to marinade anywhere from 2 hours to overnight, the longer it marinades the more intense the flavor will be.
Once the steak is done marinading pre-heat your grill on med-hi heat, double skewer each piece of meat leaving about a 1/2 inch in between each piece, place the skewers on the grill and cook 6-7 minutes on each side with the lid closed  Total cooking time should be about 12-14 minutes, this will give you a medium cook, lessen or add time for more rare or more well done steak

4 servings

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