Gourmands love  Beef Yakitori for its simple, robust flavors and small portion size, not to mention that it is a very handy food on a stick. Brilliant eating.
Beef Yakitori

Beef Yakitori
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 4
  • 1/2 Cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (ground)
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 pound beef sirloin or tri-tip steak (cubed)
  • 2 green onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 green onions (cut into 1 1/2-inch long pieces)
  1. In a 9x5-inch loaf pan, combine soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, oil, sesame seeds and onion.
  2. Thread meat on 18 to 20 six-inch bamboo skewers*, pushing the skewer in and out as though sewing. Alternate meat pieces with pieces of green onion.
  3. Place skewered meat in marinade, turn to coat all sides. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours; drain. Arrange on broiler pan and broil** 5 to 8 inches from heating element or grill over hot coals.
  4. Grill 1 1/2 to 2 minutes; turn to broil 1 minute longer.
  5. Serve hot.
* Presoak bamboo skewers in warm water for 30 minutes.

** Yakitori may be grilled on the barbecue.

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