Skewered Worms

Have slithering good fun with juicy marinated steak, tricked up on skewers and served with a smoky-spicy dipping sauce.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Beef

16
wooden skewers
2/3
cup olive oil
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1/3
cup lemon juice
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
3/4
teaspoon salt
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
lb beef flank steak

Spicy Sauce

1
cup ketchup
2
cloves garlic, peeled
1
canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 11x8-inch baking dish, soak skewers in water at least 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, thyme leaves, salt and garlic. Slice beef across the grain into 1/4-inch strips. Place beef in oil mixture. Seal bag; refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to marinate.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in blender or food processor, place sauce ingredients. Cover; blend on high speed until smooth.
  • 4 Thread beef on skewers, twirling 2 to 3 beef strips around each skewer to look like worms. Reserve any remaining marinade.
  • 5 Set oven control to broil. Place skewers on broiler pan. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 3 minutes. Turn skewers, and brush with marinade. (Discard any remaining marinade.) Broil 2 to 3 minutes longer or until desired doneness. Serve with sauce.
  • 1 In 11x8-inch baking dish, soak skewers in water at least 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, thyme leaves, salt and garlic. Slice beef across the grain into 1/4-inch strips. Place beef in oil mixture. Seal bag; refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to marinate.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in blender or food processor, place sauce ingredients. Cover; blend on high speed until smooth.
  • 4 Thread beef on skewers, twirling 2 to 3 beef strips around each skewer to look like worms. Reserve any remaining marinade.
  • 5 Set oven control to broil. Place skewers on broiler pan. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 3 minutes. Turn skewers, and brush with marinade. (Discard any remaining marinade.) Broil 2 to 3 minutes longer or until desired doneness. Serve with sauce.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Flank steak is a less tender cut of beef with really great flavor. Because it is less tender, it usually requires marinating.

For easier slicing, place steak in freezer for 1 hour or until firm but not frozen; slice thinly across grain of meat.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
630mg
630%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.