Garlic Steak Skewers with Grilled Tomatoes
The heat is pretty crazy this summer. I live in Vancouver, BC...where summer used to be a warm 22-25 degrees Celsius with a nice cool breeze off the ocean, and a couple weeks of rain here and there. With Climate Change in full affect it's now turned into the depths of hell with temps above 30 degrees for weeks on end with no rain in sight! This means I now have to think about only cooking on the barbecue or stove top as it is far too warm in the house in the evenings to cook in the oven. I'm not complaining about barbecuing...just the heat! LOL
This brings us to one of our summer faves...Garlic Steak Skewers with Grilled Tomatoes. It is absolutely delicious and comes together so easily...it's great for those dog days of summer, and looks impressive for entertaining.
2 Pounds of Sirloin Steak - cut into cubes
2 large Tomatoes (Beefsteak or Field Tomatoes work great)
1 cup of Parsley chopped
3 Cloves of Garlic - minced
1/2 cup of Olive/Avocado Oil
2 tsp of Dried Oregano
1 Shallot - minced
3 tbsp of Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp of Salt
1/2 tsp of Pepper
1. In a bowl mix together all ingredients except the Steak & the Tomatoes to make a marinade.
2. Cut the Steak into cubes and put into another bowl. Pour HALF of the marinade over the steak and stir. Reserve the other half for later. Put the bowl of meat into the fridge and let it marinate for at least an hour up to 4 hours. Stir the meat once an hour if you can.
3. When you are ready to grill, thread the meat onto skewers. (If you are using wooden skewers make sure to soak them in water for at least an hour to prevent burning)
4. Clean the Tomatoes and cut them in half.
5. Heat your grill to medium heat. Grill skewers to desired done-ness. Turn as soon as you get some nice grill marks (about every 2 minutes) Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the meat and the heat of your grill. Approximately 7-9 minutes for medium rare, or 10-12 minutes for medium.
6. Add the Tomatoes to the grill cut side up. Turn the Tomatoes after 4 minutes...then grill another 3 minutes. Drizzle the cut side with remaining marinade.
7. Serve Skewers and Tomatoes with a side salad.
***Note: Feel free to add vegetables to the skewers of meat. Cherry tomatoes, onions, peppers, or mushrooms would be great with this recipe. The leftovers also make great steak salad!If you make one of my recipes please tag me in your Instagram photos. I would love to see your Whole Gourmet creations! @TheWholeGourmet