Traditional at every Portuguese feast, Carne Espeto, is one of my most treasured culinary connections to the Portuguese culture. This seasoning mix is a special blend of spices for making carne no espeto. Portuguese version of Shish Kebab or meat on a stick.
Portuguese Carne no Espeto
3 pounds Sirloin Beef Tips
1 package of Carne no Espeto seasoning mix
If using wooden skewers, soak 30 minutes before using to prevent burning.
As a Marinade add 1 seasoning pack to 1 cup Madeira wine and ½ cup of water with meat and marinate for 12-24 hours in refrigerator. Or use packet as a seasoning by threading meat onto skewers without marinating, and sprinkle a generous amount of seasoning mix all over the meat on all sides
Grill over hot coals, gas grill or grill pan on stovetop.
Turning skewers and cooking on all 4 sides, about 2 minutes per side, depending on the heat of your grill or to your cooked liking of rare, medium, or well done.
Optional: Thread mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and zucchini alternately after every piece of meat.
Carne no Espeto Seasoning Mix Ingredients: Sea salt, minced garlic, black pepper, hot crushed red pepper, smoked paprika, crushed bay leaf