A Feast For A King (Or Your Dad); Steak Kabobs and Grilled Corn

Written by: Healthfull Ever After

Most manly food desires do not equate with healthy. I surveyed my husband and his friends and the overwhelming consensus was BBQ ribs and cheeseburgers. These are delicious foods, (who doesn’t enjoy a juicy hamburger on a pretzel roll! YUM.) but I knew I could conjure up something a bit healthier and make the man of the house feel extra special.

My wise four-year-old suggested steak (his dad loves steak)! To add my healthy twist, I turned the sirloin into kabobs with zucchini, red onion, and red pepper. I also bought in season fresh corn to grill as a side (low price and great taste).

When we returned home, my son went straight to work shucking the corn and making an absolute mess all over the kitchen floor! While my son was busy, I marinated the steak. I politely asked the butcher to cut the steak into pieces for a kabob, it saved prepping time, so ask!

Both my kids were amazed by the wooden skewers! Who knew these were entertaining?! My kids said the skewers were taking a bath while they were soaking.

Serve this Father’s Day delicious meal with a cold beer (your dad’s favorite) or a glass of red wine. A happy healthy Father’s Day to all the special dads and grandpas in our lives!

Steak Kabob Recipe:

  • skewers
  • 1 lbs sirloin- cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 zucchini- slice zucchini on thinner side so it cooks evenly with the onion and pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tbsp ginger- minced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic- minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil- for brushing on the vegetables before grilling

1) In a mixing bowl, combine ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic. Add steak pieces and marinate for 30 minutes.

2) While steak is marinating, if you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes (this prevents the wood from catching fire).

3) Cut vegetables into bite size pieces. Brush a little olive oil over the vegetables.

4) Once the 30 minutes is up, slide on the vegetables and the steak.

5) Grill according to your preferred steak taste.

While you are at the grill, here is my husband’s favorite simple and delicious grilled corn recipe. The secret- he puts NOTHING on it! 

Grilled Corn Recipe:

1) Tightly wrap shucked corn in aluminum foil and place on grill. 

2) Turn corn with tongs every 5 minutes for a total of 20 minutes. 

3) When you unwrap the corn (carefully, the corn is hot and steamy), it is grilled to perfection. YUMMMMM.

*This post is in memory of my loving and meat-eating father. For more easy, healthy, and delicious recipes please visit www.healthfulleverafter.com.

Photo credits: Mandy Fayne

Posted on June 13, 2012 at 5:06 PM