Oriental beef skewers with cucumber salad

Oriental beef skewers with cucumber salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins Ready in 15 minutes


Serves 4
Ready in a flash these skewers are perfect for barbecues or the grill

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal228
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre1g
  • protein32g
  • salt2.21g
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  • 4 thin-cut sirloin steaks or minute steaks, trimmed of any fat and each cut into 3 long strips

    Sirloin steak

    Sur-loyn stayk

    This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…

  • 100ml sachet stir-fry sauce (we used oyster and spring onion)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

For the salad

  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 cucumber, cut into small chunks
  • 3 spring onions, sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • handful coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Heat grill to high. In a bowl, mix the steak strips with the stir-fry sauce and sesame seeds. Thread onto 12 skewers, then grill for 12 mins, turning halfway through, until golden and sticky.

  2. For the salad, mix the vinegar and soy together, then toss with the cucumber, spring onions, chilli and coriander. Serve with the beef skewers and some boiled basmati rice.

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Comments (9)

vikster67's picture

These were delicious and so quick and easy to prepare.
My children loved the beef skewers and the cucumber salad got wolfed down too.
I only added half a medium red chilli to the dressing and next time I might add more vinegar and soy, plus seasoning.

casiokay's picture

So tasty and Easy. I have used this recipe time and time again. The cucumber salad keeps it nice and fresh. I don't cook the skewers for quite as long as the recipe states as I like it to be nice and pink :)

mrsdrummond's picture

Amazing- easy to make and have even tried the beef with different sauces (like terriyaki- would recommend) the cucumber salad makes it and I have also used this salad with other dishes!

eleanormayo's picture

This made a really nice change, was tasty and low in fat. A good choice for the summer.

abbiem33's picture

Gorgeous! The cucumber salad is delicious and refreshing, so much better then your average takeaway!

vimes0384's picture

cucumber salad is fantastic as a side with light eastern meal, beef skewers are fantastic

lindeens's picture

The beef was excellent! It made a perfect evening meal.

lynmerry's picture

This is a really tasty meal and has fast become a favourite in our house.

epalfreyman's picture

This is an excellent low GI recipe. It's really quick and easy to make too. The cucumber salad is gorgeous. It's the perfect low fat alternative to a chinese take away - and it tastes much better too.

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