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Beef Yakitori

Beef Yakitori

"This marinade is delicious with beef, but is great with pork or chicken too. You will need to adjust the cooking time depending upon the meat or poultry you use for the skewers."
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4 h 30 m servings 367 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 25 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 24.4 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1866 mg
  • 75%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a glass or plastic bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oil, lemon juice, sesame seeds, sugar, green onions, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Thread the meat onto skewers. (If you are using wooden skewers, soak them 30 minutes first.) Place the skewers in a plastic or glass container just large enough to hold them, and pour the marinade over the meat, turning to coat well. Cover, and chill for a minimum of 4 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for high heat, and position grate 5 inches from coals.
  4. Brush grate with oil, and place skewers on grill. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, occasionally turning kabobs to ensure even cooking.

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One of my family's favorite dishes! My mother is Japanese, and her recipe is almost identical. She uses red wine vinegar in place of lemon juice. We also add about 1/2 cup water to dillute the s...

Most helpful critical review

I lived in Japan for four years. Chicken on a stick is yakitori. The marinade has an interesting flavor.

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One of my family's favorite dishes! My mother is Japanese, and her recipe is almost identical. She uses red wine vinegar in place of lemon juice. We also add about 1/2 cup water to dillute the s...

This is one of the very BEST marinades we have had. The only thing different I did was use sesame oil in place of the vegetable oil. WOW!! I would give this more than 5 stars. Hubby said you c...

Great marinade! Almost as good as my mom's! I didn't bother to cube or skewer, just 6 whole steaks. I laid in a glass 9x13 dish and poured the marinade over all, flipping occassionlly. You can...

I love to entertain, and this recipe is always a hit. These are always the first to disappear from the table.I use half sesame oil and half vegetable oil. The sesame oil adds a little more of th...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm! I just got through eating this with my family and it was a HUGE hit! The only thing I changed was that I used fresh grated ginger in the marinade and I sliced the meat into thin ...

This is a GREAT marinade! Make sure you use light soy sauce, otherwise it is too salty. Even with using light soy sauce I was worried because the marinade tasted really salty, but I worried fo...

so yummy- we made this for a short-notice BBQ with a couple of friends as an alternative to burgers and dogs- really easy and so much more impressive. made it again for a birthday party and was ...

Wonderful, just wonderful! I used chuck meat and it came out so tender and tasty. With the leftover marinade, I boiled it for 5 minutes. Then added more soy sauce (light), brown sugar, chili ...

Yakitori, cacciatore. Beef or chicken. Who cares!!!!! If it's good that's all the matters & this IS.

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