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Grilled Asian Beef Skewers

It is critical to use low-sodium soy sauce for this marinade. Regular soy sauce will lead to an overly salty beef skewer. Sometimes I like to make onion skewers to grill alongside the beef skewers. To make onion skewers cut one onion into large bite-sized pieces. Pierce the middle of the onion pieces with the skewer. Fill the skewer with the desired amount of onions. Grill until browned, turning once.


  • 1 1/2 lb beef tenderloin, or your preferred cut of beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • skewers


  • Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, ginger and garlic into a small bowl.
  • Place the beef into a large plastic bag or a shallow bowl. Pour the marinade over the beef and stir to coat. Seal the bag (or cover the bowl) and place into the fridge to let marinate for 2 to 6 hours.
  • When it is time to cook, remove the beef from the fridge and line a sheet pan with foil. Add the beef onto the skewers. Place the completed skewer onto the foil lined sheet pan. Continue this process until all the beef is used.
  • Heat a grill to medium heat. Once hot, place the skewers onto the grill and cook for 6 minutes (3 minutes per side), or until cooked to desired doneness.
  • Remove from the grill and serve warm.