Grilled Beef, Tomato and Lemon Kebabs

August 2010
Grilled Beef, Tomato and Lemon Kebabs

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Grill: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 lemon, trimmed and sliced crosswise into 8 rounds
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin steak, cut into sixteen 1-inch cubes
  • 2 beefsteak tomatoes, cored and cut into 8 wedges each
  • 4 scallions, white portions only, cut into eight 1-inch pieces
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon salt and the sugar; add the lemon slices and toss. Let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, mustard and vinegar; transfer one-third of the marinade to a medium bowl. Add the beef to the large bowl, and the tomatoes and scallions to the medium bowl; toss. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat a grill to medium-high. Thread each of eight 10-inch skewers with a beef cube, lemon slice, tomato wedge, another beef cube, a scallion piece and another tomato wedge.
  4. Brush the grill with olive oil. Season the kebabs with salt and pepper and grill, turning occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare.
Tip
  • For a smokier flavor, add 1 teaspoon chili powder to the marinade.
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