Giveaway Winner and Cinnamon Steak Skewers

First off, thank you to everyone that participated in my Nikki’s Coconut Butter giveaway. I wish I could give all of you a jar and make everyone a winner, but well … I can’t. Anyway, I’m thrilled to announce that the winner of the giveaway is TAMMY!

Tammy says : September 25, 2012 at 11:05 am Wow – honey pecan pie definitely! Liked and liked!!

Tammy, you will soon be the proud owner of a jar of honey pecan pie. Meanwhile, please email me at paleoinportland@gmail.com with your shipping address! Congrats on winning!

The weather here has still been incredibly warm and sunny, aside from the mornings, and I’m soaking it up while I can. Once the cold and rain comes, it sticks around for far too long, so I’ll take all the Indian summer days I can get. The warm sun inspired me to fire up the grill and try out a recipe from the cookbook, Make it Paleo. I was thrilled to receive a copy of this book in the mail last week and haven’t had a chance to dig too far into it yet. I decided on the cinnamon steak skewers and paired them with baked beets and fennel (from Practical Paleo), and steamed lacinato kale with avocado oil drizzled on top. The cinnamon brought a lovely warmth to the steak and I was surprised how well it complemented the beef.  Jesse enjoyed the skewers too, and rightfully so … he was the grill master this time around.
Jesse manning the grill.
Cinnamon steak skewers on the grill.
Cinnamon Steak Skewers from Make it Paleo
Ingredients:
  • Four, 6 oz steaks (I used grass-fed top round)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Process:

  1. Soak wooden steak skewers in water for an hour prior to grilling.
  2. Cut steaks into cubes and place in a 1-gallon ziplock bag.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients.
  4. Pour marinade over steak, seal ziplock bag and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours.
  5. Preheat grill to high heat.
  6. Skewer steak onto wooden skewers.
  7. Grill skewers 12 -16 minutes, turning every 3-4 minutes.
  8. Plate steak skewers over your choice of salad or sides, and serve.
Cinnamon steak skewers with roasted beets and fennel, and steamed kale with avocado oil.
Mmm…open wide!
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9 thoughts on “Giveaway Winner and Cinnamon Steak Skewers

  1. paleoinpdx October 1, 2012 / 6:35 pm

    I know, I wouldn’t have thought of it either, but it’s fantastic!

  2. fitnessgall October 2, 2012 / 4:28 am

    Oh… myy… GOD!!
    I’m having one of those nothing can fill me up ravenous days and those steaks!!! WOW, want!

  3. paleoinpdx October 2, 2012 / 8:32 am

    These will fill you up, for sure! I could only eat one. I maybe could’ve downed two, but it’s a lot of chewing! They’re really tasty 🙂

  4. Tammy October 2, 2012 / 6:02 pm

    I can’t wait to try Nikki’s honey pecan pie coconut butter! Thanks so much!

    • paleoinpdx October 2, 2012 / 7:00 pm

      It’s to die for, Tammy! Can’t wait to hear how you like it. Thanks for taking part 🙂

  5. Tammy October 10, 2012 / 1:21 pm

    You’re right Alisa, it is fabulous and now I want to try them ALL! Thanks again!

    • paleoinpdx October 10, 2012 / 5:12 pm

      Haha, I hear ya, Tammy! I’m glad you like it 🙂

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