Fratelli Perata Winery

Skewered Teriyaki Beef

We originally loved the flavor of teriyaki jerky with the 2015 Bel’ Bruzzo, but we didn’t love the hours of time it would take to make jerky. If you have a smoker or dehydrator and have the gumption to do it, try a teriyaki jerky recipe, or buy the jerky and make these teriyaki beef skewers. This recipe has the same flavors: spicy, tangy, smoky, and garlicky, that you would find in any teriyaki jerky and takes about 7 hours less to make, win-win. This is so easy. Serve with some veggies and noodles for a complete meal. Or just grab a skewer and a glass of Bel’Bruzzo to enjoy as an appetizer.

1 lb beef strips, cut thin, think stir fry
1/ 4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/ 4 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
Skewers, wood is usually thinner, but metal ones are fine

Place wooden skewers in a shallow bowl or sheet pan and cover with water to soak. Whisk together all ingredients, except beef, in a large shallow pan or bowl to make the teriyaki sauce. Once well blended, add in beef and stir to coat beef. Allow to marinate at least 30 minutes, preferably over night, stirring occasionally. Ziploc bags in the refrigerator are easy.

When ready to grill, skewer beef on skewers. Position the grate of your grill about 4 inches above flames. Allow the grate to get hot and put skewered beef on the grill. Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side or until desired doneness/chewiness.

Remove skewers from grill and enjoy hot with sides of your choice and a glass of Bel’ Bruzzo.