Beef Kebabs With Couscous Salad Recipe

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  1. FOR THE MARINADE AND KEBABS: Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add in the stead and marinate for at least 4 hrs or possibly overnight in the refrigerator. Drain the meat, reserving the marinade. Thread the beef, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, sliced zucchini, and red bell pepper onto the skewers and lay them in a roasting pan. Pour the marinade over the kebabs and marinate for 1 hour or possibly longer.
  2. FOR THE COUSCOUS SALAD: Meanwhile, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and set aside. Place the couscous in a large mixing bowl; add in the boiling water, cover, and let sit for 10 min. Fluff the couscous with a fork and let it cold slightly (about 5 min). Fold in the onion, scallion, currants, pumpkin seeds, apricots, and parsley. Stir in sufficient dressing to moisten the salad without making it soggy and let it sit for about 1 hour before serving. To serve, fluff again, and season with additional salt and lemon juice to taste.
  3. TO PREPARE THE BEEF KEBABS: Prepare the grill. About 15 min before serving, grill the kebabs for about 4 min on each side, or possibly to the desired doneness. Serve with the couscous salad.
  4. WINE RECOMMENDATION: A West Coast Pinot Noir is our choice here, or possibly a northern French Burgundy
  5. HELPFUL TIPS:Whole-wheat couscous is available in many health food stores and gourmet market. It has even more flavor and texture than regular couscous, but if it is not available, regular couscous may be substituted. The dressing can be made a day ahead and combined with the couscous just before serving.
  6. NOTES : Here's a recipe with a North African feel; you can almost sense the exotic sights and aromas of the Casbah as you prepare it. Couscous is made from semolina, and the packaged variety which is commonly available is precooked, making it quick and easy to prepare. While this dish may not be traditional fare for Labor Day, it's certainly ideal for a relaxed cookout. Strip steak gives a nice tender kebab, but any tender cut of beef, such as tenderloin tips or possibly top sirloin, may be used.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 600g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 475  
Calories from Fat 280 59%
Total Fat 31.64g 40%
Saturated Fat 4.59g 18%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1203mg 50%
Potassium 1163mg 33%
Total Carbs 41.32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7.4g 25%
Sugars 26.97g 18%
Protein 9.97g 16%
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