Sunday, January 6, 2013

Beef Tomato and Zucchini Kebabs with Chutney

Another night of balmy weather called for more barbecuing.... tonight with what my children have always fondly called "Meat on Sticks".

These marinated Beef, Tomato and Zucchini Kebabs were a breeze to prepare, cook and devour complimented with a sweet, slightly spicy chutney that screamed homemade... jar chutney is so boring.  The pungent spices used in the marinade surprisingly matched each other creating a really enjoyable flavour on the tender beef.

Served with Smashed Potatoes and a green salad - I would definitely recommend these at your next barbecue.....

Beef, Tomato and Zucchini Kebabs with Chutney
(recipe sourced from WW 1 Recipe 3 Ways Cookbook)

Serves: 4
ProPoints per serve: 7

1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 teaspoons olive oil
600 grams lean beef rump, fat trimmed and cut into 3cm pieces
500 grams baby chat potatoes
cooking spray
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 small fresh birdseye chilli, deseeded if desired, finely chopped
400 gram can cherry tomatoes
2 small zucchini thickly sliced
8 cherry tomatoes

Place cumin, paprika, fennel, oregano, garlic and half the oil in a large glass or ceramic dish.  Add beef and turn to coat.  Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius or 200 degrees Celsius fan forced.  Lightly spray a baking tray with oil.  Boil, steam or microwave potatoes until tender.  Drain and allow to cool for 5 minutes.  Using a potato masher gently press potatoes until lightly crushed.  Lightly spray with oil and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a small suacepan over medium heat.  Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.  Add sugar, vinegar and chilli and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.  Add canned tomatoes and bring to the boil.  reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until chutney is thick.

Thread beef, zucchini and fresh cherry tomatoes onto 8 wooden skewers (see note).  Preheat a chargrill or barbecue over medium high heat.  Lightly spray skewers with oil and cook, turning occasionally, for 3 - 4 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking.

Serve skewers with crushed potatoes and tomato chutney.

Note: Soak skewers in cold water for 10 minutes to stop them burning during cooking.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These look delish! Will definately be trying them this week. And only 7pp!