beef skewers, horseradish cream & red onions

i wanted to go to cafe ba-ba-reeba this coming weekend, but alas, couldn’t get a reservation.

so, i recreated a few of my favorite dishes there and had a bottle of wine myself.

…and they turned out well! quite proud of myself, but regardless…i need to get back to ba ba reeba soon. stay tuned for the restaurant review.

beef skewers, horseradish cream & red onions

adapted from food52

prep time: 10 min | total time: 30 min | serves: 2-3

note: i didn’t have a grill or griddle, so i did them in the oven and they were surprisingly perfectly cooked!

what you need:

  • 1 or 2 sirloin steaks cut about 1.5 inches thick, or 1 lb steak tips
  • rosemary
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • olive oil
  • some salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons prepared horseradish (or more to taste)
get it done:
  • marinate the steak in the mustard, garlic, soy, olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper. try and set aside overnight – or at least 30-45 minutes.
  • soak the bamboo skeweres in water for about 20-30 minutes so they don’t burn!
  • if you have enough rosemary, you can use those as skewers! if you don’t, sprinkle over the meat to get some taste and smell
    • peel off lower leaves and sharpen that end, wrap the rosemary leaves up top in foil so they dont get charred while cooking
  • chop up the onion and alternate with a few pieces of beef (3-4 each depending on how thick you cut) on each skewer
  • preheat the oven to 450F and place the oven rack in the top position
  • place the skewers on aluminum foil and lay flat across tray – cook uncovered for about 10 minutes for med rare, flipping the skewers halfway through to cook evenly
    • you could also do them in a pan with vegetable oil cooking about 2 minutes per side (depending on how rare you want them)
  • serve hot and with a side of horseradish cream!

horseradish cream:

note: i lightened this up with light sour cream and fat free greek yogurt instead of cream and creme fraiche

  • whisk together the sour cream, yogurt, and horseradish
  • season to taste with salt and pepper, and add horseradish or other ingredient to fit your taste!


  1. Larry

    sounds pretty legit, definitely going to have to try that this summer.

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