Sofrito Marinated Beef Skewers #IsabelsBirthdayBash ~ Nik Snacks

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On 4:00 AM by Nikki @ NikSnacks   14 comments
Today is a great day.

Not only is it August 4th, it's Isabel of Family Foodie & Sunday Supper's birthday! I'm proud to say that members of the Sunday Supper crew planned this virtual birthday party for the lady who tirelessly works to bring thousands, if not millions of families together each week and shares her family life with all of us. It's our turn to share with her!

Someone asked a question and it was answered: Yes, let's celebrate our friend's birthday and surprise her with dishes we'd bring to a party for her!

If I was able to fly down to Tampa right this minute to celebrate with you, Isabel, without a question, I'd take these Sofrito Marinated Beef Skewers!


Isabel is an incredibly warm, generous (and saucy!) lady who deserves a fancy yet simple dish and recipe to share at her party!

What's sofrito, you ask?
so-FREE-toe is a sauce used as a base in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin cuisines. The ingredients and preparations may vary, but it typically consists of aromatics and tomatoes that are sauteed and braised in oil.

Sofrito Marinated Beef Skewers 
Sofrito
Yield: 2 1/2 cups

8 garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
9 oz. white onions
3/4 tsp thyme
1 dried bay leaf
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
8 oz pureed fresh tomatoes or canned tomato puree
Salt and pepper, to taste

Put the garlic and onions into a food processor, then process to a chunky consistency. Put a saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Meanwhile, add the thyme, bay leaf and red pepper flakes to the hot oil. Add to the pan, the garlic mixture. Crank up the heat, add the tomatoes, then cook, stirring frequently, until the edges of the pan have browned. Cook for 30 minutes, then season with salt and pepper.



Marinade
1 1/2 cups sofrito
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 bell pepper, minced
1 Tbsp honey

1 1/2 to 2 pounds skirt steak, trimmed of membranes and silver skin
25-30 wooden skewers

Place skewers in a dish, cover with water to soak.

Place all marinade ingredients in a plastic bag or bowl, stir to combine. Set aside.



Sofrito Marinated Beef Skewers

Lay the skirt steak horizontally out on a cutting board. Cut into thin strips (1/4 to 1/3-inch thick, 1 1/2-inch wide, 6 to 8-inches long), angling the knife, cutting across the grain.

Place the steak strips in the marinade you set aside. Toss with the marinade to coat. Chill and marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to 3 hours.

Thread the steak onto wooden skewers. Discard marinade.

Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil and arrange the skewers on it without crowding.

Position the oven rack about 4-6 inches below the broiler. Set the broiler on HIGH and place the broiler pan with the skewers on it inside and cook for about two minutes. Turn each skewer over and cook an additional two minutes.

Serve over rice with reserved sofrito and pickled onions, for garnish.



Join me in celebrating Isabel's Birthday with all the delicious food and drinks her #SundaySupper family prepared!

Birthday Drinks:

  • Birthday Cake Cocktails by Daily Dish Recipes

  • Blueberry Lavender Mojitos by Amee's Savory Dish

  • Caipirinha Colada by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventure

  • Fig-Bourbon Fizz by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

  • Mocha Martini by Desserts Required

  • Mocha Mudslide by Cosmopolitan Cornbread

  • Plum and Thyme Champagne Cocktail by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

  • Summer Fizzies by Momma's Meals
  • Birthday Appetizers:

    • 2-Ingredient Deviled Eggs by Shockingly Delicious

    • Buffalo Chicken Wontons by Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen

    • Cotija and Roasted Corn Guacamole by Simply Healthy Family

    • Gluten Free Basil Tomato Flatbread by Gluten Free Crumbley

    • Salt Cod Fritters by Recipes Food and Cooking
    • Birthday Main Courses:

      • Chai Sweet Chili Chicken Flatbread by Lifestyle Food Artistry

      • Chorizo Eggs Salad by Cindy's Recipes and Writings

      • Espetada (Portuguese Beef Skewers) by Curious Cuisiniere

      • Grilled Salmon Rice Salad by Magnolia Days
      • Birthday Desserts:

        • Angel Food Cake by Feeding Big

        • Birthday Blondies by Peanut Butter and Peppers

        • French Vanilla Eclair Cake by Love and Confections

        • Italian Cream Cake by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

        • Mint Chocolate Cream Pie by gotta get baked

        • Pink Lemonade Cookies by Kudos Kitchen by Renee

        • Queijadas de Sintra by Food Lust People Love

        • Red Currant Cheesecake Ice Cream by A Day in the Life on the Farm

        • Summer Peach Cake by The Wimpy Vegetarian

        • 14 comments:

          Tammi @Momma's Meals said...

          Yes please! Save me some of this......yummy!

          Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious said...

          Why yes, I WILL take a big plate of that, please!

          Nancy @ gottagetbaked said...

          Nikki, I shouldn't have read your post while hungry right before dinner. My stomach is growling like crazy now! I've never heard of sofrito but it looks and sounds delicious!

          Liz Berg said...

          What fabulous skewers! My family would love the yummy flavor combination, so I need to add this to our menu ASAP. Hope you enjoyed your first MLB game :)

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          Foodie Stuntman said...

          This would be perfect for Isabel's party!

          Cindy Kerschner said...

          Love your skewers, Nikki! A great idea for Isabel's Birthday!

          Wendy Klik said...

          The perfect dish for Isabel's party.

          Bobbi Burleson said...

          I love love LOVE sofrito!!

          Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere said...

          These are some BEAUTIFUL skewers!

          Renee Dobbs said...

          And if I could I'd fly down to Tampa anytime to celebrate Isabel's birthday I would too. Great dish for her birthday.

          Amy Kim said...

          Perfect dish for a party and for Isabel!

          I'm such a masochist to be reading these posts at lunch time!

          Riya Singh said...

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          Terri Truscello Miller said...

          These skewers look fantastic! Thank you for participating!