Grill-What-You’ve Got Skewers with Drunken BBQ Sauce
PREP: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 3 hours (including marinating)
Because you can't grill noodles, glaze any meat and veggies with a drunken noodle–inspired BBQ sauce!
It’s time to fire up the grill and make some...noodles? Okay, so you can’t grill noodles. Noted. But you can slather skewers in a drunken noodle–inspired BBQ sauce that is sweet, salty, tangy, a little spicy, and goes well with just about ANYTHING. Clean out your fridge with vegetables that are languishing in the crisper drawer, add meat (like cubed steak, pork, or peeled and deveined shrimp)—or go meatless if that’s your thing—and stick it all on a skewer. If you’re not sure what veggies to buy, go for whatever is the most colorful, like tomatoes, mixed peppers, and red onion. Just remember to cook marinated meat and vegetables on separate skewers because they cook at different times!
¼ cup chopped Thai (or regular) basil, plus more for garnish
For the skewers:
1 ½ pounds meat of your choice, cut into 1 ½-inch cubes
1 pound vegetables of your choice, cut into 1-inch pieces (such as onions, zucchini, bell peppers, or cherry tomatoes left whole)
+ Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Whisk together the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, jalapeño, garlic, and white pepper, then stir in the basil; you should have about 1 cup of marinade. Pour ⅓ cup marinade into a bowl and reserve for glazing. Place the other ⅔ cup in a medium bowl, add the meat, and toss; marinate on the counter for up to 2 hours or in the fridge for up to 24. About 30 minutes before grilling, if using wooden skewers soak them in a dish of cold water.
Remove the meat from the marinade and thread onto three or four 10-inch skewers; discard the marinade. Thread the vegetables onto separate skewers. Brush the vegetables with 2 tablespoons oil and season both the meat and vegetables with salt and pepper.
Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the skewers, flipping halfway, until cooked to medium-rare, 8–10 minutes total (depending on the meat you use). While the food is grilling, use the reserved marinade to brush the skewers on each side. As the skewers are cooked, transfer them to a serving platter. Serve on the skewers, or slide everything off and serve over rice or salad. Garnish with more basil.