Beef Skewers


1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 stalk lemongrass, tender inner part of bottom third only, chopped (you can substitute a bit of ginger
ground finely in a mortar and mixed with lemon zest)
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
2 shallots, peeled and chopped
4 T soy sauce
2 T brown sugar
1 lb. beef sirloin, but into 2 inch pieces
bamboo skewers, soaked in water


To make the marinade, combine the ground pepper, lemongrass, garlic and shallots in a mortar and pound into a fine paste. Add the soy sauce and sugar and mix well. Skewer the beef and marinade it for 1 hour in a shallow dish. Grill the kebabs or broil them in the oven for 5-­‐6 minutes on each side, basting them with the leftover marinade.


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