Shrimp and Beef Skewers with Soy and Scallion Butter

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis Prep Time:15 minInactive Prep Time:50 minCook Time:20 minLevel: -- Serves:6 to 8 servings.
Shrimp and Beef Skewers with Soy and Scallion Butter
Shrimp and Beef Skewers with Soy and Scallion Butter

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Ingredients

  • Butter:

  • 2

    sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 5

    scallions, pale green and white parts only, finely chopped

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 3

    tablespoons soy sauce

  • Skewers:

  • 1/3

    cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 8

    ounces (about 12) medium-size button or cremini mushrooms, halved

  • 1

    pound (about 28) large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1

    pound sirloin steak, about 3/4-inch thick, cut into 28 (1-inch) pieces

  • 20

    (6 to 8-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent scorching

Directions

For the butter: In a food processor, combine the butter, scallions, garlic, and soy sauce. Pulse until smooth. Place the mixture on a piece of plastic wrap and form into a log about 1-inch in diameter and 7 inches long. Roll the log in the plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to slice, about 30 minutes. Slice into 1/4-inch pieces. For the skewers: In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Thread 4 pieces of mushroom onto 6 of the skewers. Thread 4 shrimp onto 7 of the skewers. Thread 4 pieces of the steak onto the remaining 7 skewers. Arrange the skewers in a single layer on 2 baking sheets. Spoon the oil mixture over the top and marinate for 15 minutes. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Grill the beef skewers for 3 minutes each side for medium-well. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes. Grill the shrimp skewers for 2 minutes each side until opaque and cooked through. Grill the mushroom skewers for 4 minutes each side until tender. Arrange the skewers on a platter and serve with the sliced butter.

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