In fact, just like the title says, this is not really Asian cuisine at all...I just like to come up with dumb titles.
Anywho, last night I made one of the yummiest dinners on the grill...because I hate cooking inside in the summer...and when I finished I thought to myself, hmmm, this is kinda like that beef and broccoli dish they serve at those places only better and more healthy for you and better. The only thing missing was the rice. Next time I will definitely add some homemade veggie "fried" rice.
1-2 pounds of petite sirloin beef
2/3 cup red cooking wine
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp fresh ground sea salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
a drizzle or two of EVOO
Cut beef into roughly 1 inch cubes. Add all ingredients into a large plastic zipper bag and mix up to coat evenly. Place in the refrigerator for at least 90 minutes. The longer, the better. I use this marinade for my beef kebabs no matter what I am making with them.
Once they have marinated properly remove from refrigerator and let them sit on the counter while you prepare the veggies. Cut up two to three crowns of broccoli making sure to leave enough stem to put your skewers through. Clean one package (big or small depending on how many people eating or how much you like mushrooms) of baby bella mushrooms. Remember do not rinse your mushrooms, gently wipe them with a damp paper towel. Drizzle EVOO over veggies prior to skewering.
If you are using wooden skewers make sure you soak them in water for at least 30 minutes unless you like having the fire department show up for dinner too ;) Personally, I prefer the metal skewers myself...no fuss and they wash well so no trash.
Now the not so fun part. Skewer your broccoli and mushrooms. I did mine separately because they cook at different speeds and I don't like charred broccoli. If you prefer, you can actually put them all together just note the beef and mushroom will be rare when the broccoli is done or the broccoli will be charcoal when the beef and mushrooms are ready. So just get them all on the sticks however you like. Broccoli...check! Mushrooms...check! Beef...check!
Everyone has their own way of doing things but here is how I prepare my grill. Turn all burners on high while skewering. Just prior to cooking I clean my hot grates and turn the burners down to low. Add beef on the side closest to the gas inlet and the veggies on the other. After about 5 minutes check the broccoli and flip. another 5 minutes move the broccoli to the top shelf. Flip mushrooms and beef. Another 5-10 minutes and you are done! I like my steak a medium rare to medium and these little guys cook fast so keep your eyes on them. If your grill stays nice and hot and cooks fast your cooking time may be reduced. If your grill cooks slower you might be there longer or if you like your beef cooked well. When it is cooked to your liking remove from grill, remove from skewers, serve and enjoy! If you are fancy like me, you can even serve it on some lovely paper plates ;)
Until next week...eat healthy and be inspired!