Grilled Lemongrass Beef Skewers Recipe

January 14, 2023  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Grilled Lemongrass Beef Skewers Recipe

Grilled Lemongrass Beef Skewers Recipe is very popular in Asian countries like Cambodian, Thai and Vietnam. These grilled beef skewers called sach ko jakak, and they are a popular street food in Cambodia.


2 lbs of good beef thinly sliced
3 tablespoon of water
2 tablespoon of palm sugar or brown sugar
3 tablespoon of oyster sauce
2 tablespoon of fish sauce or soy sauce
1/2 cup of minced lemongrass
1 tablespoon of galangal
4 cloves of garlic
2 to 3 kaffir lime leaves shredded
3 tablespoon of vegetable oil (help the meat softer)
1 tablespoon of crush red chili pepper (optional)
1/4 cup of crush peanuts (optional some people like it)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/4 tablespoon of turmeric
1/4 tablespoon of paprika (optional good color)

For papaya salad

Shredded green papaya
Shredded carrot
Thinly sliced fresh ginger
Minced garlic
Fish sauce
Fresh jalapeño pepper thinly sliced if you don’t like spicy take seeds out
Make this salad the night before or it won’t taste good

Directions to make Grilled Lemongrass Beef Skewers Recipe

  1. Skewers soak for 30 minutes before thread the meat to grill
  2. Yoshida sauce if needed at the end to brush on beef skewers for color (optional)
  3. In mortar pound lemongrass, garlic, galangal, kaffir lime leaves and turmeric to paste.
  4. Marinate the beef with lemongrass paste and the rest of ingredients overnight or at least 4 hours. Thread meat in skewers. Grill beef on medium heat and when ready brush with some of Yoshida sauce for color.

Serve it with rice or bread.

Thank you and enjoy it.


Related Recipe: Banana Caramel Cake Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 744

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏50g 18%
Total Fat ‏52g 67%
Saturated Fat ‏9g 45%
Dietary Fiber ‏3g 11%
Protein ‏20g 40%
Sodium ‏3197mg 139%
Sugars ‏27g 54%


30 min


30 min




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