Total Pageviews

Monday, December 10, 2012

I Have Ginsu Knives. There, I Admitted It.

Tonight I made these for dinner..

Spicy Asian Beef Kebabs
These are my own creation- sort of. Recipe to follow.
 I am under the gun to get this post up.. it's 11:28 pm.. my kid is NOT asleep and I'm still wiping crusty things off of the table and floor from his "wipe crusty things all over the house- all day" gig.
I had to reach into the back of my drawer for a new knife and I pulled this out:

A GINSU Knife!
Do you remember the Ginsu commercials? OMG. This knife must have been purchased via tv infomercial. I think I remember doing it.. if I'm honest.
This knife? Is about 20 years old- NO LIE.
I have never sharpened it. EVER.
I have to show you the commercial. Some one will have it on you tube..
This is IT. This is my knife.  1992.. I was right.
How many of you remember this?
It was $29.95 back then.. Somehow, I'm thinking it would be cheaper now.
Also? I looked in my drawer and found the steak knives that go with this set. Even worse.
Do you think I can get these on the Antiques Roadshow?
Btw- If you want to make these Spicy Asian Beef Kebabs- Here's how I do it:
Marinate cubed beef in this (below) for 2 to 4 hours. I don't do overnight marinades when I marinate with soy sauce or vinegar because I find it breaks down the meat too much and it becomes mushy.
* Also- the secret here is to use RIBEYE STEAK.
Yeah, it's expensive. But it's SO WORTH IT.
5 tablespoons of grated FRESH ginger
4 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil (don't leave this out!)
4 or more tablespoons of Sriracha hot sauce
teaspoon or more of red chili flakes
1/2 cup of soy sauce
2 diced scallions
2 tablespoons of brown sugar or honey
4 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar (or white vinegar if that's all you have)
2 tablespoons of garlic powder (you can use fresh but the powdered works fine here)
handful of chopped cilantro
I also make some skewers of red onions and mushrooms.
I put the steak onto some skewers and just sear it on all sides on my grill pan.. or you can do it outdoors if you gave a grill.
I serve it with white rice.
I did the onions and mushrooms in the wok this time.. Just stir fried them in the marinade for a bit..