Beef Sates with Southeast Asian Sauce

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
36 pieces
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 9 slices peeled fresh gingerroot, each the side of a quarter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin, cut into 72 (1-inch) cubes
  • 3/4 cup fresh coriander sprigs, washed well, spun dry, and leaves chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • Equipment: 36 (8-inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
Directions
  • In a blender or small food processor blend lime juice, water, soy sauce, garlic, gingerroot, sugar, and red pepper flakes until smooth and with motor running add 6 tablespoons oil in a stream, blending until sauce is emulsified.

  • In a bowl toss beef with 6 tablespoons sauce and remaining 2 tablespoons oil and marinate 15 to 30 minutes. Prepare grill.

  • In a bowl, stir together coriander, mint, scallion, and remaining sauce. Thread 2 filet cubes onto each skewer and grill on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Serve beef sates with dipping sauce at room temperature.


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