you can tell i’ve got some kind of winter blues going on because many of the meals i’ve added to our menus lately have required the use of the grill. as in, grilling outside like it was spring/summer. yesterday it snowed and blowed and i got my coat and boots on and braved the nasty winter weather just to make steak kebabs. it was worth it, i say, even with the uneven heating because the wind kept trying to blow the flame out. plus this meal gave me a good excuse to use my new  serving platter. it was a funny dining experience though because of it: usually i dish out the dinner onto plates and hand my husband a filled plate. this time i put everything down onto the platter, gave him an empty plate, and carried the platter to the table. he just sat there for the longest time, looking from plate to platter. “uh you’re supposed to make your plate now with the food that’s on the platter, dear,” i said. “oh,” he said. hesitated another moment and then dug in. honestly, he is so easily befuddled sometimes. i’m going to tuck that image back into my mind, him looking longingly at the food on the platter and then at his empty plate, wondering when it was going to get filled with said food …

Steak and Potato Kebabs with Sauteed Cabbage

You Need:

steak, cut into cubes (i used a mixture of tri tip and some new york strip i had that needed used up)
lemon juice and zest
garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper

yellow dutch babies potatoes (if they’re already small, i don’t think you need to cut them: mine were larger, so I cut them into large pieces)
olive oil
red pepper flakes
garlic minced
salt and pepper

1/4 of a small head of cabbage, thinly sliced
1/4 of an onion, thinly sliced
garlic cloves, finely minced or crushed  
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil

marinate your beef cubes with the lemon juice, zest, garlic, and salt and pepper. let it sit for a couple hours at least. thread the meat onto skewers.

par boil the potatoes until they’re just easily pokeable, but not mushy. these will be thread onto skewers as well. mix the olive oil with the garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. brush this oil mixture on all sides of the potato skewers.

heat the grill to medium. get the steak and the potatoes onto the grill. cook until the potatoes have browned (not charred) and the meat is to your liking. we like rare to medium rare in our hous.e

meanwhile, heat the oil and butter together in a saute pan. cook the onions, cabbage, and garlic until softened. salt and pepper this. to serve, heap the cabbage onto a platter. top with the potatoes and steak. if you have leftover red pepper oil, you can drizzle it on everything if you’d like.



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4 responses to “kebab-crazy

  1. Sarah

    That’s hysterical, I can just picture his bewildered face. Husbands and routine, what can I say? 🙂

    Looks tasty, btw.

    I keep thinking about you and your plans to eat less meat, cause we have the opposite problem – we’re both ex-vegetarians, so I have to work to remember to include meat in our diets once or twice a week. It’s just funny how our brains work, eh?

    Anyway, big hug, hope you’re well.

  2. rebekah

    yes – bewildered. that’s the word i wanted to use. so bizarre and funny.

    i think it would be easier on me, this diet thing, if i were more inclined towards vegetarianism. but if you do it right, meatless meals, i’m finding, are damn tasty.

    i’m doing fine – much better in fact. my work situation has suddenly been fixed and i feel so much better.

    how’s your mom???

  3. Sarah

    Yay, I’m glad your work situation is better.

    My mom’s doing great, actually – she’s gained significant weight (which for her is good, not bad), she’s eating really well, she went through physical therapy, she got new glasses – all of these are things she hasn’t been willing or able to do for years. Her life isn’t perfect, she’ll never be a mobile normal adult, but good lord, the progress she’s made in just a few short months is amazing. I can talk to her again, which is incredible. 🙂

    Thanks for thinking of me.

  4. rebekah

    i am so glad about your mom. that’s something to be proud of – that kind of progress. it’s so much easier to talk to them etc. when you’re not constantly worried about their health and all that.


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