Charred Chile-Rubbed Beef Skewers with Thai Basil Dipping Sauce Recipe

Charred Chile-Rubbed Beef Skewers with Thai Basil Dipping Sauce Recipe
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Charred Chili Rubbed Beef Skewers with Thai Basil Dipping Sauce

Spice Market

Charred Chili Rubbed Beef Skewers with Thai Basil Dipping Sauce

To be even healthier, you can use chicken instead of beef. The beef is grilled medium-rare and the flavors will make you a star at your next party or family meal!

Ingredients

For the marinade:

  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 6 Thai chiles, sliced thin
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons orange zest, pith removed
  • 3 ounces cilantro, washed and dried
  • 2 teaspoons oil

For the dipping sauce:

  • 2 ounces Thai basil
  • 8 ounces grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 8 tablespoons water

For the meat:

  • 16 skewers soaked overnight in water
  • 1 pound of beef sirloin

Directions

For the marinade:

Place all ingredients in blender and purée.

For the dipping sauce:

Blanch the basil, then shock in a bowl over ice. Then purée with basil with the oil and salt until bright green, then strain through a chinois. Blend eggs in a Robot-Coupe with lime juice, fish sauce, and water. Then blend together with the basil oil to make mayonnaise.

For the meat:

Cut meat across the grain into thin strips and then skewer meat. Dip beef skewers in marinade for 1 minute and grill immediately on a hot grill until charred.

Serve the Thai basil dip alongside the skewers of meat.

Chile Shopping Tip

Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Chile Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.