sesame and ginger beef skewers over grilled hearts of romaine

Posted by Executive Chef Jeff Massey of Restaurant 62

March 27, 2012

Prep Time: 20

Cook Time: 10

Serves: 4


For the Beef:

1 1/2 lbs cubed steak, like a strip loin or top sirloin
1/4 cup dark soy sauce or teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp minced ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
1 oz sesame oil
1/2 tsp black pepper
SunSelect Bell Peppers
cherry tomatoes

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and let stand for at least one hour.

If using bamboo skewers, soak them ahead of time for at least one hour in water. Begin the skewer with a piece of marinated beef, and add peppers, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and onions in alternating sequence until skewers are full, then place the completed skewers on a pre-heated grill or BBQ, and baste with any remaining marinade once. Turn to cook all sides for a total of about 6-8 minutes or until desired doneness of beef is achieved. Let rest 2 minutes.

For the Grilled Hearts of Romaine:

2 whole romaine hearts, cut in half lengthwise
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Place the hearts of romaine cut side down on pre-heated grill or BBQ, and cook without moving or turning for 2 minutes. Place in the centre of a plate and drizzle with sesame oil and soy sauce. Top with grilled and rested beef skewer and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.