Skewered Beef Grilled In La-Lot Leaves
1/2 lb eye round of beef, cut again st gra; in into 30 very
1 teaspoon ground, dried lemon grass
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon sugar, granulated
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon medium dry sherry, like amon tillado
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
30 la-lot, shiso, or fresh grape leaves

Combine all ingredients except leaves. Mix well, cover, and marinate at room temperature for 2 hours, or in refrigerator overnight. Soak six 8" bamboo skewers in water.

Wrap each piece of beef in one of leaves. Fold ends of leaf over the beef, then roll to form bundle about size of wine cork. Thread five bundles close together on skewer. Preheat grill or broiler and grill or broil for 3 minutes on each side until crisp and brown. Serve.

Yield: 6 servings

* freeze the meat till firm but not solid before slicing

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