TODAY | January 03, 2014
>>> he is the man behind a bunch of great restaurants.
>> this morning, he is going to help us spice up our dinner with soy glazed beef skewers. we're just rubbing our hands.
>> this is so good.
>> the secret is the glaze.
>> is secret is the glaze. we're going to make a quick glaze. so what we have here is we have --
>> we have confectionary sugar and water and a little bit of soy sauce .
>> kind of like chinese ketchup.
>> and some spice. so it gives us the sweetness and spice to give us some --
>> that's the heat. that's the thing now.
>> they just shutdown a manufacturing place in los angeles because people were complaining about the fumes.
>> too strong.
>> that's chili powder , ginger and black pepper . give that a quick zap.
>> are these things readily available on the market.
>> yeah. then you have your skewers.
>> what kind of meat?
>> we're using regular beef so a strip steak .
>> which can be pricey. what's another cut you like.
>> we're going to give them a quick turn and the trick is to use the glaze before you cook them and as you're cooking them.
>> so you have to watch these though because it has a high sugar content.
>> yeah, well, the sugar, i'm a big believer in cooking food that's very well balanced. so i like bold flavors. so acid, sweet, spice and then richness. this is some american beef and then this is just a normal strip steak . as you mentioned, it's a little less pricey. but still works very well.
>> so once these are cooked, you pull them right after the grill and put them on to your plate.
>> basic wooden skewer here?
>> yeah, do you want to try one?
>> that's a silly question. that's why we're here, michael.
>> all you have to do is its like sewing a little bit. you go in and out and just go like that.
>> then i notice you garnish it with crushed peanuts. is that cilantro?
>> yeah, we finished the skewers and the cashews are going to give us a little bit of that richness and then we use a little bit of mint and cilantro.
>> i like to come in at the end.
>> it's like a meat lollipop.
>> thank you. great. i love that.
>> oh, that's delicious.
>> that is terrific.
>> chef, thank you so much.
>> happy new year.