Monday, May 17, 2010

Spiedies

Areas all over the country are known for region-specific foods.  I used to live in the Greater Binghamton area, also called the Southern Tier of New York state.  A very popular food in that area is spiedies.  I've never seen them anywhere else.  I don't know why they have not become popular in other areas the way Buffalo Wings have.  They are incredibly yummy.  I remember stopping after work for a container (or 2) of these delicious pre-marinated chunks of meat.  I would bring them home and slide them onto skewers, ready for grilling.

I obtained this recipe from the local newspaper in Binghamton many years ago.  It calls for lamb, but I've only made them with beef, chicken or pork.

Spiedies

1 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup olive oil
3 TBSP dried oregano
1-2 cloves minced garlic
2 TBSP dried basil
2 TBSP lemon juice
salt & pepper
3 lbs of cubed meat (beef, pork, chicken or lamb)

Mix all ingredients together and marinate at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.  Thread the meat onto skewers.  Broil or grill until done (they don't take very long).  Baste while grilling.

1 comment:

Pricilla said...

and here I thought I was going to have to face an arachnid photo.
Thank you for saving me from that.