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Summer Grilling is better with a Zinfandel

Summer Grilling is Better with a Zin!

Spark Up The BBQ!!!

Cooking outside this summer with friends you couldn’t even see last summer is cause for serious celebration. And…what better way to enjoy than a backyard BBQ!

It’s prime time for grilling with a tasty glass of California Zin!

Bold fruits and zesty flavours, Zin works well with a range of fire roasted foods. Whether it’s a burger or hot dog or something snazzier like a bone-in rib eye, bring along a bottle of Zin (or two)!

When it comes to Zinfandel, few do a better job than Michael David winery.

Michael David Winery Logo wines are available at FWS Wines
Steak Kabobs with Zinfandel

Steak Kabobs

Thank you to cookingclassy.com for this great recipe!

When pairing wine with grilling or BBQ, focus on the sauce!

Zinfandel loves meat! No need to worry about the wine being overpowered by the food or vice versa. The simple, flavourful steak kabob marinade is the secret ingredient! … These grilled steak kabobs are a must make during the summer!

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1/4 c soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp Dijon
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Kebabs

  • 1 3/4 lbs sirloin steak (look for thicker steaks), cut into 1 1/4 inch pieces
  • 8 oz button or cremini mushrooms, halved (unless small, keep whole)
  • 3 bell peppers (1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow) cut into 1 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion diced into chunks (about 1 1/4-inch)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing grill grates
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 10 wooden skewer sticks soaked in water for at least 30 minutes

Instructions

  • For the marinade: In a mixing bowl whisk together all marinade ingredients.
  • For the kebabs: place steak into a gallon size resealable bag. Pour marinade over steak then seal bag while pressing out excess air and message marinade over steak. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to marinate 3 – 6 hours.
  • Preheat a grill over medium-high heat to about 425 degrees (partway through preheating clean grill grates if they aren’t already clean).
  • With veggies on cutting board, drizzle with oil and lightly toss to coat (I actually don’t toss the onion because I like it to stay in chunks, when you thread the onion on layer in chunks about 2 – 3 slices so they don’t burn up).
  • Sprinkle veggies evenly with garlic powder and season with salt and pepper. To assemble kebabs layer steak and veggies onto kebabs in desired order, work to fit 4 steak pieces onto each kebab (I like to layer 2 onion slices together).
  • Brush grill grates lightly with oil. Place kebabs on grill and grill until center of steak registers about 140 – 145 degrees for medium doneness, turning kebabs occasionally, about 8 – 9 minutes. Serve warm.
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