These red wine marinated beef skewers work well at any time of year – on the grill or under the broiler.
I think there is something very pleasing about food presented on skewers. It somehow makes it more inviting and interesting than just a pile of meat and vegetables.
So first – the marinade. Stir together red wine, olive oil, thyme (dried or fresh) and soy sauce. Cut some sirloin steak into chunks – maybe about 1″ square. Drop them into the marinade and leave for at least three hours. I’m not going to write “overnight” because generally the time I am least likely to think about dinner is the night before. So I prepare them in the morning and leave them to marinate all day.
30 minutes before you need to start cooking, soak some wooden skewers in water. I used six super long ones. Or you could use metal ones! After the skewers have soaked, thread on the steak, alternating with some mushrooms (left whole if small, or halved or quartered as necessary).
Drizzle over a little of the marinade and grill or broil until the beef is cooked to your liking. Approximately 6-8 minutes, turning once half way through cooking time. But this really depends on how hot your heat is, how big the pieces are on the skewers, how close they are to the heat, and of course how well done you like your beef!