Peppered Pineapple-Beef Kebabs

March 2007
Peppered Pineapple-Beef Kebabs

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No beef on hand? Cube pork tenderloin or chicken for these easy skewers instead.

Makes: 10 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 pound trimmed sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons coarsely ground fresh black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 pound store-bought fresh pineapple chunks (about 3 cups
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Cooking spray
Directions
  1. Soak ten 9-inch bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the steak with the olive oil, 2 teaspoons pepper and the salt. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  2. In another medium bowl, combine the pineapple, sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons pepper; toss to coat.
  3. Thread 5 or 6 pieces of seasoned steak and pineapple alternately onto the skewers, and set on a plate or baking sheet. Season with salt.
  4. Lightly coat a grill pan or large, heavy skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat until very hot. Lower the heat slightly and, working in 2 or 3 batches, grill the skewers in the pan, turning once, until the pineapple and steak are golden, about 5 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Tip PAIR WITH
  • Ted the Mule Syrah-Grenache 2005 (France)
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