The perfect outdoor food, this barbecued kebabs recipe combines all our favourite foods together into a handy handheld meal.
Kebabs, sometimes referred to as skewers or kabobs, are perfectly suited for the barbecue and outdoor eating. The barbecue imparts a lovely smokie taste we adore in grilled foods. Plus, having all the ingredients pinned in place also makes grilling these kebabs easy.
This kebab recipe calls for steak, however this is easily swapped out for another protein, like chicken, pork, shrimp, tofu, or left off completely. If not including a protein, increase the amount and types of vegetables to fill each skewer with tastiness.
This is also a chance to get creative with your vegetable combinations. Alternative veggies can include brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli florets, 1-inch cut segments of corn-on-the-cob, whatever you have on hand will certainly work well. You can even add a little sweetness with chunks of pineapple, peach, pear, or apple. Happy grilling!
(Makes 8 servings)
2 medium-sized (~ 0.5 kg each) grilling steaks, cut into cubes with any bones removed
8 ripe cherry tomatoes
8 whole white mushrooms
1 red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into 1-inch squares
1 yellow bell pepper, deseeded and cut into 1-inch squares
2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch thick discs
1 small red onion, quartered, layers separated
juice of 1 large orange
zest of 1 large orange
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, finely minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a bowl combine the marinade ingredients and mix well to dissolve the honey and salt. Add the steak cubes and ensure all pieces are coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl with clingwrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, remixing every so often to ensure all the cubes are marinated evenly.
Once the grill is ready, assemble the kebabs, threading an equal number of vegetables and meat onto each skewer, alternating between the ingredients to make an attractive display.
Cooking time will vary depending on how cooked you want the steak to be and how hot you run the barbecue. Medium-rare steak will happen around the15-minute mark. The kebabs will be done when the meat is cooked, and the vegetables are tender. If the vegetables start to char before the meat is at your desired level of doneness, move them off to the sides of the grill where the temperature is lower, or onto an elevated rack if your barbecue is equipped with one.
When ready, serve immediately.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 185 | total fat = 10.5g | saturated fat = 4.07g | cholesterol = 53.5mg | sodium = 34.69mg | net carbohydrates = 4.83g | dietary fibre = 1.36g | sugars = 1.93g | protein = 16.12g