Madeira Beef and Bay Leaf Kebabs / Espetada

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 428


1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin steaks or boneless sirloin
1/4 cup olive oil, extra-virgin
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup parsley, fresh Italian (flat-leaf)
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
12 bay leaves
bread, Portuguese or other crusty country-style bread, for serving


1. Trim any sinews and excess fat off the beef, then cut the meat into 2-inch cubes. Combine the oil, vinegar, onion, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large nonreactive baking dish. Add the beef and toss thoroughly to coat. Cover and let marinate, in the refrigerator, for 4 to 6 hours.

2. Preheat the grill to high.

3. Remove the beef and bay leaves from the marinade and thread onto the skewers, dividing the bay leaves among the kebabs. When ready to cook, oil the grill grate. Arrange the kebabs on the hot grate and grill, turning with tongs, until the meat is cooked to taste, 2 to 3 minutes per side (8 to 12 minutes in all) for medium-rare. Baste the espetadas with any excess marinade, but not during the last 3 minutes.

4. Serve the espetadas on or off the skewers on slices or chunks of Portuguese bread for soaking up the juices.

Serves 4 to 6

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 428
Calories from Fat: 244

This Madeira Beef and Bay Leaf Kebabs / Espetada recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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