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Michael Symon's Beef Skewers with Cilantro Pesto

Beef Skewers Cilantro Pesto Michael Symon
Grilled Sirloin Kabobs
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
4
cost
$
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Beef Skewers with Cilantro Pesto: Cilantro, hazelnuts and garlic offer a fresh take on the usual pesto combination.
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ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 pound Beef Sirloin (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 2 cups fresh Cilantro leaves
  • 2 Garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped toasted Hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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  • 1
     
    Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. If using a grill, soak skewers in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    2 tablespoons Olive Oil
    1 teaspoon Coriander Seeds
    1/2 teaspoon crushed Red Pepper Flakes
    1 pound Beef Sirloin (cut into 1-inch cubes)
    Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, coriander, and red pepper flakes. Season the beef with salt and black pepper. Add the beef pieces to the marinade and toss to coat. Divide the beef into 8 portions and thread the meat onto each of the 8 skewers.
  • 3
     
    Put the beef skewers on the grill, cover, and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the beef and cook until the meat is well caramelized, about 2 minutes.
  • 4
    2 cups fresh Cilantro leaves
    2 Garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
    1/4 cup roughly chopped toasted Hazelnuts
    1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
    1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine the cilantro, garlic, hazelnuts, parmesan, and extra-virgin olive oil. Process until smooth. taste and adjust the seasoning, adding salt as needed.
  • 5
     
    Remove the skewers from the grill and put on a platter. Drizzle with some of the cilantro pesto and serve the rest on the side as a dipping. Serve immediately.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. For the marinade, toast the coriander seeds for a deeper flavor.
    2. You can make cilantro pesto ahead of time and keep individual servings by freezing it in an ice cube tray.
 
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