Steak Kebabs with Le Gruyère Sauce

By Award-winning chef Elizabeth Falkner

Yield
8 kebabs

Ingredients

  • For the Le Gruyère Sauce:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 ounces (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) flour
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mild Emmi Le Gruyère® AOP Cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated cave-aged Emmi Kaltbach™ Le Gruyére® AOP Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) beer
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • For the Kebabs:
  • 1 pound flat iron or tenderloin steak, cut in 16 pieces
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and cut in 2 inch pieces
  • 8 Brussels sprouts, halved, or half head of cabbage, chunked
  • 8 pieces fresh pineapple, cut in 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 8 slices jalapeño chile
  • Toasted levain or sourdough bread cubes

Method

  1. Prepare Le Gruyère Sauce: Warm milk in medium saucepan. Using a fork, make a roux by mashing butter with flour. Whisk into roux for 1 minute to thicken mixture. Add the two cheeses and continue whisking until cheese melts. Stir in horseradish, mustard, beer, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Keep warm.
  2. Prepare 8 Kebabs: Place 8 skewers on work surface. Skewer piece of steak on one and skewer over an onion quarter, a bell pepper piece, a Brussels sprout (or cabbage chunk), a second steak piece, pineapple piece and jalapeño slice. Repeat with 7 remaining skewers. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Prepare grill. Grill kebabs on all sides to desired doneness. Serve with lightly toasted cubes of levain or sourdough bread and the warm Le Gruyère cheese sauce.