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Espetada – Portuguese Beef and Bay Leaf Skewers

Tired of the same old BBQ marinades? The try this Portuguese Espetada with a flavoursome infusion of garlic, bay leaves and Madeiran wine!

Tired of the same old BBQ marinades? The try this Portuguese Espetada with a flavoursome infusion of garlic, bay leaves and Madeiran wine!

Ingredients

For the Marinade:

For the Skewers:

Instructions

Place all the marinade ingredients in a small food processor/ blender and process until smooth. Combine the marinade with the beef cubes in a bowl until evenly combines, cover with plastic wrap and leave in the fridge to marinate for at least an hour – but overnight is highly recommended

Remove from the fridge at least ½ hour before intending to cook so the meat can get to room temperature. Thread the marinated beef chunks onto skewers, alternating with the green pepper pieces and cherry tomatoes.

Cook the skewers on a BBQ/ Grill or under a broiler

Notes

If you do not have access to Madeiran wine, good substitutes (tried and tested) are Port, Sherry, or even Brandy!

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