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Anticuchos with Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce (Peruvian Beef Kebabs)

Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces meat and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)
Hot, spicy, vibrant in color and flavor. These kebabs taught us to love the spice aji amarillo and Peruvian food after tasting what their cuisine had to offer.

Ingredients

  • Beef:
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground aji amarillo or hot paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Fiery rub:
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground aji amarillo or hot paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Cooking spray
  • Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 188
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 26.3 g
  • carbohydrate 3.4 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 76 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 612 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare beef, combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Cover and chill 3 hours.

  2. To prepare fiery rub, combine parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon turmeric.

  3. Prepare grill.

  4. Remove beef from bowl; thread beef onto each of 6 (10-inch) skewers. Press fiery rub onto beef. Place kebabs on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning once. Serve with Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce.

  5. Totals include Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce.

Cook's Notes

This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light September, 2001 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.