Sirloin Kebabs with Southeast-Asian-Style Spice Paste

50 mins (prep 50)
14 ingredients
makes 4 servings
This paste showcases the layered flavors typical of Southeast Asian cooking. While the lemongrass does require a bit of work, its subtle but penetrating flavor is key. Adjust the amount of jalapeño peppers according to your heat tolerance and the heat level of the chiles you are using. We also like to use this spice paste on any type of grilled lamb.

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  • 1 large fresh lemongrass stalk, tough outer leaves discarded
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 fresh jalapeño chiles, minced (3 tablespoons), including seeds
  • 2 tablespoons asian sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin tip, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • special equipment: an electric coffee/spice grinder or a mortar and pestle; 8 (12-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in warm water 30 minutes


Serving Size (28.81 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 114.99 Calories from Fat 106.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.81g 72.65%
Saturated Fat 0.88g 17.51%
Trans Fat 0.29g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1165.0mg 194.17%
Total Carbohydrate 3.35g 4.46%
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g 27.15%
Sugars 0.13 g %
Protein 0.59g 4.74%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 1.15mg%
Calcium 28.12mg% Iron 0.66mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lemongrass stalk, fresh, peeled, minced garlic, large shallot, fresh, asian sesame oil, white pepper, sirloin tip, or, a, grinder, an, special equipment