Shish kebab

    25 min

    Beef is marinated in a mixture of lime juice and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled or barbecued. Serve with rice pilaf or pitta bread.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 900g (2 lbs) beef fillet steak
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, quartered and seperated
    • 1 green or red pepper, cut into chunks
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cut beef into cubes. Toss in a mixing bowl along with oil, onion, peppers, salt, black pepper and lime juice. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
    2. Preheat oven grill, griddle pan or barbecue.
    3. Thread beef, onion and peppers onto skewers, 6 to 8 pieces per skewer and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side.

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    Used different ingredients. So *that's* how you marinate it! Second time around, I alternated cherry tomatoes and shallots between the pieces of meat. Getting the extra skewers lead -- counter-intuitively -- to a healthier meal. This is because a skewerful of meat is a deceptively large portion. The additions also improved the presentation and flavour. Next time, I will add some fresh green chillies to the overnight marinade.  -  24 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. My husband's family make kebab by omitting the lime juice and marinating the meat in yoghurt mixed with one minced onion. I also add a pinch of dried mint. We barbecue these with onion wedges and tomatoes and serve it with Persian rice.  -  24 Jul 2008


    I used a cheap cut of beef for this recipe and I think it was a mistake. Using a fillet would have produced a much more tender result. It was delicious none-the-less.  -  24 Jul 2008