Keto Japanese Beef Skewers - Kushiyaki
The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Keto Japanese Beef Skewers - Kushiyaki. Enjoy this delicious Japanese style BBQ at only ~1-2g Net Carb/Skewers. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 Skewers
- 1/3 lb Thin Strips of Rib Roast, Chuck, or Top Sirloin (we use Top Sirloin)
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 3-4 Pieces Wooden Skewers
- 1/8 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed (optional)
- 1/2 Stalk Green Onion (optional topping)
- 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 4 1/2 tbsp Japanese Sake
- 1 1/2 tbsp Water
- 2 tbsp Swerve/Monkfruit
- 1/2 Cup Bonito Flakes
- 5-7 Cloves Garlic
Gather all the ingredients.
Cut beef into 1 x 1 inch strips/squares and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides. For best results, let salt marinate into beef for 10 minutes at room temperature.
Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 10 minutes.
Slice optional green onions and set aside (we slice them at a 45 degree angle).
If using Sauce 2, skip to step 7b). If using Sauce 1, finely dice 1 clove of garlic and cut the renaming garlic clove in halves. Set aside.
In a stove top pot, add all the ingredients for the sauce - Soy Sauce, Japanese Sake, Water, Swerve/Monkfruit, Bonito Flakes, and half of the diced garlic - and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce to simmer heat and let sauce reduce for 7-10 minutes or until slightly reduced. Once reduced, strain sauce with strainer and make sure to squeeze/press any excess sauce from the bonito flakes. Note - if you are making more sauce, it will take longer to reduce.
A) For Sauce 1, skewer each piece of beef so it will lay flat on the grill. For every 2-3 pieces of meat, place garlic halve in between as shown in picture below.
B) For Sauce 2, skewer each piece of beef so it will lay flat on the grill.
A) For Sauce 1, preheat grill to 350F. Once grill is preheated, reduce heat to medium-low and place skewers on the grill. Take a basting brush and generously brush sauce on each skewer and cook covered for 2 minutes. Flip beef after 2 minutes and baste once again. Cover and cook for an additional 1-2 minute until meat reaches your liking. Discard remaining basting sauce. Serve with sprinkle of optional Toasted Sesame Seed and green onions.
B) For Sauce 2, preheat grill to 350F. Once grill is preheated, reduce heat to medium-low and place skewers on the grill and cook covered for 2 minutes. Flip beef after 2 minutes , cover and cook for an additional 1-2 minute until meat reaches your liking. Serve with lemon wedges and sprinkle of optional Toasted Sesame Seed and green onions.