Tender, thinly sliced sirloin tip steak, grilled to perfection with a sweet glaze. Teriyaki Steak Skewers are a great indoor or outdoor grilling option!
I love steak. I almost forgot how much I loved it. To be completely truthful, I can’t remember the last time I ate steak. It’s not an easy thing to do when you live with a vegetarian. Sure, I can prepare meat anytime I want, but I always feel like I need to prepare two meals – one for me and one for him – so it’s easier to just eat vegetarian dishes at home. But, on a weekend cottage trip, these Teriyaki Steak Skewers were just what I needed to get me back to my love affair with beef.
I really need to tell you about how my mind works. Most people go to a cottage to relax and spend some time with nature. I do too, but my mind works a little differently. In my head, I kept thinking that a 4-day cottage trip, without work or much responsibility, would leave me with so much time to work on my blog. I started to plan a menu three weeks in advance. I’m not kidding!
This menu of mine detailed what we were going to eat for each meal for each day. The menu then cross referenced to a grocery shopping list, complete with the specific amounts needed to prep each meal. For example, rather than list garlic, or one head of garlic, I knew exactly how many cloves I needed on hand. I tend to over-organize things, you see.
To make matters worse, I knew that the grill would be the best way to prepare our meals, so I designed the menu around that. Knowing in advance that my blog needed some grill-based recipes to add to its recipe database, I planned how things would look as well.
So now, I had the menu and the grocery list, but I needed to determine how I wanted to present each dish so that I could photograph it for you, Dear Reader. So, I packed the essentials – parchment paper, cutting boards, serving utensils, serving platters, tea towels, napkins, etc. – basically anything I thought I would need as props for the photos. Contrary to what John.e might say from time to time, it’s not Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, it’s Organized Creative Discipline. You agree, right? 😉
My way of thinking might seem over the top or stressful for some, but I don’t know any other way. It keeps me on my game and it allows me to do something I love – cook and share the recipes with you! In the end, my ‘OCD’ pays off, because I get to sit down with two pounds of Teriyaki Steak Skewers all to myself!
Now, Dear Reader, I’m not one to refuse shortcuts when cooking, especially if I know that I can rely on the shortcut without ruining the flavours of the dish. Let me explain. Put a little thought into what you’re cooking, before you begin the cooking process. Teriyaki Steak Skewers rely almost entirely on the steak itself for flavour. We do not season the steak with salt or pepper, but rely on the teriyaki sauce to elevate our simple beef slices.
You can certainly purchased prepared teriyaki sauce at your local grocery store, but making your own sauce at home is so easy and very inexpensive. Most of the ingredients in the sauce are already in your fridge or pantry. And, in addition, you can use it on many other things. I make my own teriyaki sauce and we use it in a stir fry, or in chicken or rice dish, and we even use it as a drizzle over pan-seared tofu sometimes. You can find the link to my teriyaki sauce in the recipe card below.
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Teriyaki Steak Skewers
- 2 pounds sirloin tip steak, sliced 1/4 inch thick across the grain
- 1 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Skewer the beef onto a skewer.
- Pour the sauce into a shallow bowl or pan and marinate the steak skewers for 30 minutes. Save the leftover sauce!
- Preheat the grill to a medium heat; grill each skewer for 2 minutes per side.
- In the meantime, transfer the marinade to a sauce pan and bring to a low simmer. Use the marinade as a dipping sauce with the grilled steak.
- Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
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