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Alfresco Beef Kebabs

Preparation Time: 10 minutes plus marinating

Cooking Time: Based on a 2cm/¾inch thick steak): Rare: 2½ minu

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 675g/1½lb lean sirloin, rump or topside steaks, cut into 2.5cm/1 inch cubes
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100ml/4floz Greek yoghurt
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 10ml/2tsp ground turmeric
  • 10-12 small cherry tomatoes
  • 5ml/1tsp English mustard powder or cayenne pepper
  • Freshly chopped chives, to garnish
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper

Method:

  1. In a large shallow bowl mix together the yogurt, turmeric, cayenne or mustard, seasoning, garlic and lemon zest. Coat the beef in the marinade on both sides. Cover and chill for up to 1 hour.
  2. Thread the beef with the cherry tomatoes onto 6 short metal or wooden skewers (previously soaked in water for 20 minutes).
  3. Cook the kebabs under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue to your preferred cooking time.
  4. Transfer the kebabs onto a warm plate, sprinkle over the freshly chopped chives and serve immediately with a crisp salad.
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Aromatic Beef with Orange and Apricots

Preperation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: Approximately 1½-2 hours, plus optional marinating

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 450g/1lb lean braising or topside steak, cubed
  • 2 small onions, peeled and sliced 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 30ml/2tbsp oil
  • 5ml/1tsp fennel seeds
  • 50g/2oz dried apricots, chopped
  • 30ml/2tbsp plain flour
  • 5ml/1tsp ground coriander
  • 50ml/2floz orange juice
  • 15ml/1tbsp tomato puree, optional
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sticks celery, roughly chopped
  • 800ml/1½pint beef stock
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100ml/3½floz red wine and 30ml/2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 175g/6oz button mushrooms

 

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