Yakitori(Japanese beef and green onion skewers)

Chris T.


Another one of our favorite kebabs, so flavorful yet quick and easy. This recipe is from the Relish magazine...I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
5 Min


  • 8
    10 inch bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water for at least 30 minutes.
  • 3 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    mirin or sherry
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 lb
    boneless sirloin or beef tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 bunch
    green onions(scallions), cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tsp
    peanut oil

How to Make Yakitori(Japanese beef and green onion skewers)


  1. In small, heavy saucepan bring soy sauce, mirin and vinegar to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until it gets syrupy.
  2. Toss beef cubes and green onions with the oil. Thread beef and onions onto skewers, use 3 onion pieces in between each beef cube(1,3,1,3,etc).
  3. Heat grill,lightly oil grill . Grill skewers for 1 minutes on each side, brushing with the glaze. Transfer to your serving platter and brush lightly with glaze again...great served with basmati or jasmine rice, maybe corn on the cob or grilled squash?

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About Yakitori(Japanese beef and green onion skewers)

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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