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Skewered Worms

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16 wooden skewers
⅔ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
⅓ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 lb beef flank steak

Spicy Sauce

1 cup ketchup
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 can chipotle chile in adobo sauce


Serves: 8


1. In 11x8-inch baking dish, soak skewers in water at least 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, thyme leaves, salt and garlic. Slice beef across the grain into ¼-inch strips. Place beef in oil mixture. Seal bag; refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to marinate.

3. Meanwhile, in blender or food processor, place sauce ingredients. Cover; blend on high speed until smooth.

4. Thread beef on skewers, twirling 2 to 3 beef strips around each skewer to look like worms. Reserve any remaining marinade.

5. Set oven control to broil. Place skewers on broiler pan. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 3 minutes. Turn skewers, and brush with marinade. (Discard any remaining marinade.) Broil 2 to 3 minutes longer or until desired doneness. Serve with sauce.

For easier slicing, place steak in freezer for 1 hour or until firm but not frozen; slice thinly across grain of meat.

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