Meat on a stick is always a good idea – no? If you agree, then you will love today’s recipe, skirt steak lollipops. Marinated in beer overnight, then doused in soy sauce, sugar, honey and sesame oil.
These skirt steak lollipops are really tasty and perfect for a gathering of friends and family.
Marinating in beer mixed with soy sauce helps to break down the fatty elements resulting in a more tender piece of meat once cooked. I used Stella Artois, but any pale beer will do.
This simple marinade also provides a flavor base which is then heightened during grilling, when the additional marinade is applied just before and while it cooks.
Skirt steak is a very sinewy cut of meat that is best cooked relatively quickly. You want to make sure you get some charring though, for added flavor. The best way to achieve charring is to cook your steak under the broiler or on the grill. A grill pan will do the trick too, but not for this recipe.
Did I mention that these skirt steak lollipops are crazy tasty? Well they are, and if you like a kick to your meats add some red pepper flakes. Adding a little spicy flavor works nicely with the charring and really rounds out this dish. It’s not a must, but I highly recommend it.
Serve these skirt steak lollipops as an appetizer, something for your guests to enjoy while you work on their main course. Use pre-soaked skewers to skip a step during the prep process.
There is nothing better than your own personal piece of meat that you can dig your teeth into while you chatter with your friends. No need to display table manners or fiddle with knives and forks, you simply grab a skewer and get to chomping.
I really like this recipe and I hope you will too. Give it a try and let me know what you think.