With grilling season still in full swing, you can never have enough new and exciting ways to enjoy beef. This is the main course-size version of a fabulous Thai appetizer, strips of beef marinated in Asian spices, skewered, and grilled for a truly amazing combination of flavors. I think you should try this very soon.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ginger, garlic, onion, brown sugar, fish sauce, vegetable oil, soy sauce, coriander, cumin, turmeric, and cayenne pepper into a mixing bowl; whisk into a smooth marinade.

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  • Bruise lemon grass by hitting it lightly several times with the back of a large chef's knife; mince the lemon grass and add to the marinade.

  • Cut beef sirloin into strips about 2 1/2 inches long and 1/8 inch thick. Thoroughly mix the beef into marinade until all beef strips are completely coated, about 1 minute. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove beef from marinade and shake off excess marinade. Thread 1/4 the meat onto each metal skewer.

  • Arrange skewers on the preheated grill and cook until the meat stops sticking to the grill, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip skewers over onto other side and cook until meat is well browned and shows grill marks, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Turn onto first side again and cook until meat is still slightly pink, 2 more minutes. Transfer to a platter and let skewers rest about 2 more minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Serve with Peanut Dipping Sauce.

Nutrition Facts

484.1 calories; protein 40.1g 80% DV; carbohydrates 19.2g 6% DV; fat 26.8g 41% DV; cholesterol 120.8mg 40% DV; sodium 1638mg 66% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2013
Initially I used chicken and it was excellent, so then I tried it using beef but I made the mistake of marinating it for too long :( I will certainly make it again however this time I will listen to Chef John's instructions. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2019
I followed this recipe exactly [minus the lemon grass but substituted lemon zest] and the fish sauce is way too overpowering. I would actually eliminate the fish sauce if you don't care for that 'fishy' taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2013
Initially I used chicken and it was excellent, so then I tried it using beef but I made the mistake of marinating it for too long :( I will certainly make it again however this time I will listen to Chef John's instructions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2014
My whole family loved this recipe - including my picky little eaters. So flavorful and tasty. Served with brown rice and broccoli - a perfect meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2016
Easy and very good. Great for summer bbq Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2016
I've got a couple of kids that as soon as you put an exotic name to a dish they won't try it. This however got them. This really is easy to make and so amazing. The depth of flavor in the beef is nothing short of exotic. I am the self proclaimed president of the International Onion Haters of the World so I left the onions out of it. Despite what my mother tried to tell me for years you can indeed cook without onions and this dish is proof. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2016
How exciting! My rents are picky eaters to Asian style not Chinese. They enjoyed it very much and requested that I store this recipe. Thank you for helping break the cultural barrier:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2019
I followed this recipe exactly [minus the lemon grass but substituted lemon zest] and the fish sauce is way too overpowering. I would actually eliminate the fish sauce if you don't care for that 'fishy' taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2019
Pure happiness. This goes into our permanent recipe file. We made this with the peanut dipping sauce recipe, plain, white rice, and Allrecipes curried cashew, pear and grape salad. 2.3 lbs of beef made enough for 3, plus 2 hearty leftover meals. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2016
I found this to be a delightful recipe. Easy to make delicious tasting. (Keep that beef rare to medium-rare though!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2016
Just wonderful. Melt in your mouth delicious. Could not find lemongrass in my rural area would love to try it with it someday. Otherwise made it just as written. served with a peanut dipping sauce by Chef John. Read More
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