Asian Steak Skewers


Sesame oil and freshly grated ginger are key to giving these skewers of flank steak an Asian 'zing' and will keep people coming back for more!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup sesame oil

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak

  • skewers


  1. Whisk soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, green onions, lemon juice, sesame seeds, ginger, and garlic together in a bowl until marinade is smooth.

  2. Thinly slice steak with the grain into 1/4-inch thick pieces. Thread steak slices onto skewers and place in a flat plastic or glass container. Pour marinade over skewers. Cover container with plastic wrap, and refrigerate, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Flip skewers and continue marinating in the refrigerator, 1 1/2 to 2 hours more.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove skewers from marinade, discarding marinade.

  4. Cook steak skewers on the preheated grill until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Cook's Notes:

If you are using thin wooden skewers, soak them for 20 to 30 minutes.

To get the maximum amount of juice, apply light pressure as you roll a room-temperature lemon on the counter before cutting it open.

Partially freezing the steak tends to make it much easier to slice.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

503 Calories
30g Fat
20g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 503
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 2221mg 97%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 783mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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