Lemongrass Marinated Beef Kebabs

    1 hour 30 minutes

    The lemongrass in the marinade is the tell-tail sign this recipe if from Vietnam where it is known as 'Thit Bo Nuong Xa'.

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    Serves: 4 

    • Marinade
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
    • 2 stalks lemongrass, bottom third only, sliced into very thin rings
    • 1 shallot, sliced into very thin rounds
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • Kebabs
    • 500g lean beef steaks
    • 15-20 short skewer sticks, soaked for a few hours in cold water
    • 1 teaspoon fish sauce

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Marinade: Mix the vegetable oil, salt, sugar, pepper, lemongrass, shallots and sesame seed to create a marinade.
    2. Kebabs: Cut the meat against the grain into rectangles that fit onto the skewers. Marinate them in a non-reactive container for at least an hour, as much as overnight.
    3. Skewer the marinated beef onto the skewers.
    4. Barbecue, grill or fry until slightly charred and just cooked through.
    5. Serve hot with a sauce.

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