Sesame beef skewers with cucumber salad and rice on a plate

Sesame beef skewers with cucumber salad

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(11 ratings)

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


Serves 4

Ready in a flash, these sesame and soy beef 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

    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 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 onions

    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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2nd Jun, 2020
Made this for our evening meal tonight, it was delicious. I had looked at all the reviews and used teriyaki as someone had suggested, it was perfect. The salad went so well with the beef. My husband said ‘this is definitely a keeper’, think that says it all. Perfect for eating outside on a lovely warm evening.
31st May, 2017
Really tasty - and quick to prepare. I served with stir-fried veg.
26th Apr, 2014
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.
31st May, 2013
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 :)
11th Jun, 2012
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!
14th May, 2009
This made a really nice change, was tasty and low in fat. A good choice for the summer.
26th Apr, 2009
Gorgeous! The cucumber salad is delicious and refreshing, so much better then your average takeaway!
5th Feb, 2009
cucumber salad is fantastic as a side with light eastern meal, beef skewers are fantastic
21st Sep, 2008
The beef was excellent! It made a perfect evening meal.
21st Jun, 2008
This is a really tasty meal and has fast become a favourite in our house.


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