Vampire stakes

8 Oct

Er, em, that’s steaks. With garlic. Lots and lots of garlic for warding off vampires. These garlicky steak skewers are an easy Halloween appetizer with ghoulish good looks, thanks to the wooden bamboo stake driven through them.

Oooooh. Spooky. Or yummy.

Thifty Foods
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. sour cream
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. paprika
Pinch sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 lb. strip loin (New York) steak, cut into 20 strips
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. chopped rosemary
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
20 wooden skewers (soaked in cold water for at least an hour)
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Combine the first 8 ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the steak, oil, rosemary and mustard in a bowl and toss to combine. Thread a strip of the beef on one end of each skewer and set on the baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cooked to medium-rare. Arrange skewers on a platter with the dip alongside.

Instead of strip loin, try another tender steak in this recipe, such as top sirloin or sirloin cap. For added spice, mix two teaspoons of Dijon mustard into the mayonnaise. As a replacement for roasting them, try grilling the skewers over medium-high heat for two to three minutes per side

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