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Cinnamon Steak Skewers with Asparagus and Arugula Salad

We were honored to have US Wellness Meats approach us with being part of their featured chef program. We really respect the US Wellness Meats company, and of course we immediately agreed to become one of their featured chefs.

For our featured chef recipe, we decided to make some mouth watering summer steak skewers with an interesting flavor twist. We marinated the US Wellness Minute Steaks in a cinnamon spiced marinade. We combined the flavors of cinnamon, curry, and ginger to give this dish a warm and slightly tangy flavor. Surprisingly the warm, sweet, and slightly spicy flavors of cinnamon and curry complimented the steak beautifully. It enhanced the flavor, without overpowering the meat.

We served the steaks with a simple summer salad, full of fresh flavors. This dish quickly became one of our favorite steak recipes so far. Simple, fresh, and perfect for summer.

Ingredients:

Steaks

  • Four, 6 oz minute steaks
  • The juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon ground ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wooden steak skewers, soaked in water for an hour prior to grilling

Salad:

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup raw asparagus, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Process:

  1. Pound steaks using a meat mallet to break down the tough fibers.
  2. Cut steaks into cubes and place in a gallon ziplock bag.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together marinade ingredients.
  4. Pour marinade over steak, seal ziplock bag, and marinate in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  5. Preheat grill to high heat.
  6. Skewer steak onto wooden skewers.
  7. Grill skewers 12-16 minutes, turning every 3-4 minutes.
  8. Toss arugula and asparagus, and drizzle with avocado oil and balsamic vinegar.
  9. Plate steak skewers over salad and serve.

COMMENTS

  1. May 9, 2011

    What a great combination of spices! The minute steaks are a good value package for feeding our family of five. We order them every month, so this will be a refreshing take on one of our staple steaks. And everyone loves kabobs!

  2. May 13, 2011

    I love the spices you've used here. Cinnamon on just about anything is a go in my book!

  3. May 13, 2011

    This looks amazing! Really looking forward to trying it out!

  4. May 16, 2011

    Beautiful! I'm adding these to my menu this week. Do you mean ground ginger in the spices, not fresh, right?

  5. May 17, 2011

    thank you! and yes it is ground ginger.

  6. August 9, 2011

    How does a substitution of chili powder for curry powder sound? Would that work?

  7. August 9, 2011

    Update: using chili powder works just fine! Absolutely delicious!

  8. August 12, 2011

    Thanks Melissa-Sorry it took so long to get back to you! Glad you enjoyed it!!

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