Beef kebabs with pomegranate couscous

    Paired with pomegranate couscous and a delicious feta cheese sauce, these beef kebabs bring a taste of the Middle East to your dinner table.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • Feta sauce
    • 60g feta cheese, crumbled
    • 50g plain Greek yogurt
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1 tablespoon water, or more as needed
    • Couscous
    • 475ml chicken stock
    • 225g Israeli (large pearl) couscous
    • 80ml pomegranate seeds
    • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
    • 1 teaspoon baharat (Middle Eastern spice mix)
    • Kebabs
    • 350g sirloin steak, sliced into 2cm cubes
    • 1 tablespoon baharat (Middle Eastern spice mix)
    • 1 red pepper, cut into 2cm slices
    • 150g cherry tomatoes
    • 1 small red onion, cut into wedges
    • 2 portobello mushrooms, stem removed and sliced into 2cm cubes

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. To make the feta sauce, stir together feta, yogurt, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl. Add enough water to thin to desired consistency.
    2. To prepare the couscous, bring stock to the boil in a medium saucepan. Add couscous. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until couscous is tender and stock is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Add pomegranate seeds, pistachios, mint and baharat. Toss to combine.
    3. Preheat an outdoor barbecue. Sprinkle steak cubes with baharat; toss to coat. Thread steak, red pepper, tomatoes, onion and mushrooms onto eight metal skewers (or bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water at least 30 minutes).
    4. Barbecue kebabs, turning once or twice, until vegetables are tender and meat is just pink in centre, or until desired doneness, 8 to 12 minutes. Serve kebabs with couscous and feta sauce on the side.

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