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Beef, zucchini and lemon kebabs


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Serves

4

Prep Time

20

Cook Time

8

Ingredients

700 g beef sirloin
3 small or 2 large zucchini, peeled into ribbons (use a vegetable peeler or thinly slice lengthways)
2 tbsp capers, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
finely grated rind and juice of one lemon
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
A mixed salad of lettuce, avocado slices, olives, and parsley leaves and bottled French dressing to serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Method

1 Cut the beef sirloin into 2cm cubes. Thread the beef and zucchini ribbons alternatively onto 8 skewers with 4-5 pieces of beef on each skewer.
2 Combine the capers, garlic, rind, juice, rosemary and oil. Brush this mixture over the beef kebabs. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes if possible.
3 Preheat the char-grill plate to moderately-hot before adding the kebabs. Let them cook on one side until moisture appears before you turn. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and cover loosely with foil, rest kebabs for 3 minutes before serving.
4 Serve with salad and lemon wedges on the side.

Tips

1 These are the best beef cuts for making kebabs and satay - beef fillet, rib eye/scotch fillet, sirloin, rump, round and blade. Cut the beef into 2cm cubes.
2 Brush metal skewers with a little oil before threading the beef; this makes it easier to remove the meat after cooking. If you’re using wooden skewers soak them in cold water for a short time – to stop them from burning. Square or flat stainless steel skewers are best for cooking kebabs, while short wooden skewers are best for satay.
3 When you’re threading the beef kebabs, leave a little space between the pieces so the heat can get to all sides. Placing the zucchini between the cubes helps to space the meat.