Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stay at home Thursday



A few weeks ago one afternoon I was cleaning out the freezer as I usually do I found one steak. Then I got out my special little weapon Hoisin sauce. Hoisin sauce is commonly used for barbecuing. Hoisin sauce is soy-based and regularly used in Chinese dishes, as well as stir-fry recipes. The ingredients in a typical bottle of hoisin sauce are soybean paste, garlic, vinegar and various spices such as chili peppers. The flavor is described as sweet, salty, and spicy. Most people either love the taste of hoisin sauce or hate it. As I stated to make these steak skewers I diluted the hoisin sauce with a little pineapple juice. These little skewers were so hot they were steaming up the camera lens.
Hoisin Steak Skewers

1 steak cut into bite size pieces
1 onion cut into eighths
1 orange bell pepper
1 can of pineapple chunks
1/2 pineapple juice
1/2 hoisin sauce

Mix Hoisin sauce and pineapple juice together, place steak in hoisin sauce and cover put in fridge for at least half hour. Cut up onion and bell pepper. Arrange steak, pineapple, onion and bell pepper on skewers. Paint with remaining hoisin and pineapple sauce as you cook on barbecue. Cook for about ten minutes turning every two or three minutes.

15 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

I am so making this Ssturday evening with some glass noddles. My mouth is watering and I can't wait for Saturday!

Cheryl said...

You are so creative, I had never thought about using Hoisin for anything but Vietnamese food, excellent idea!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love using Hoisin - the skewers are a great idea!

Mary said...

Hoisin, with its mix of ingredients, really adds layers of flavor to sauces and marinades. This looks great.

Katy ~ said...

We enjoy hoisin sauce in this household. Bet it was great with the pineapple. I'll certainly give this a try the next time we grill meat. Sounds way too good to pass up!

Norah said...

This sounds delightful! I'll have to give it a try.

Pam said...

I love this kind of recipe - simple food that tastes delicious. Can't wait to start grilling!

teresa said...

I hadn't even heard of Hoisin until just a year or two ago, and now it's a permanent staple. This looks SO yummy, and really healthy!

Van Santos said...

So, Hoisin is a soy-based sauce. How does it differ that straight soy soauce. (I assume it's the garlic/chili).

Lynda said...

These look so delicious! I'll have to try these as my family would love them!

Ginger said...

Lynette this looks delicious. I don't use hoisin sauce a lot, and it is only because I don't know what to do with it. Now I know!! Thanks....

Donna-FFW said...

This looks so delicious.. I love the use of the hoisin.. Cant wait to begin grilling..

Coleen's Recipes said...

Thinning down the hoisin with pineapple juice is brilliant.

Mommy Gourmet said...

Love it! Clearly we are so on the same page!! lol

Connie Weiss said...

I just made Kabobs the other night and we all loved them! Can't wait to try these!