Vietnamese-Style Beef Skewers

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vietnamese style beef skewers

Recipe by Rochelle Palermo

  • Duration
  • Makes 12Servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 lb. beef tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • Chopped cilantro and mint, plus lime wedges, for garnish


In skillet, swirl sugar over medium-high (do not stir) until melted and golden, about 5 minutes. Whisk in 1/3 cup water; stir to blend, about 2 minutes. Stir in fish sauce, garlic, ginger, and 3/4 tsp. pepper. Thread beef onto 12 skewers. Coat with oil; season. On grill pan, cook skewers over medium-high, turning often, about 4 minutes for medium. Transfer to platter. Drizzle with sauce; garnish.