Sunday, June 22, 2008

Beef, Tomato And Olive Kebabs

Beef, Tomato And Olive Kebabs
serves 8

450g/1lb rump or sirloin steak
16 cherry tomatoes
16 large green olives, pitted
For the baste
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed
salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the relish
6 plum tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed
lemon juice

• Soak 8 bamboo skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them burning.
• Using a sharp knife, trim any fat from the steak, and cut the meat into roughly 24 evenly sized pieces.
• Thread the pieces of steak onto the skewers, alternating the beef with the cherry tomatoes and the green olives.
• To make the baste, combine all the baste ingredients in a bowl.
• To make the relish, plunge the tomatoes in a bowl of boiling water, then drain and transfer to a bowl of cold water. Peel off and discard the skin, and chop the flesh.
• Heat the oil in a small pan, and sauté the onion and garlic for 3–4 minutes until softened. Add the tomatoes and cook for a further 2–3 minutes. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Set aside and keep warm.
• Barbecue the kebabs over hot coals for 5–10 minutes, basting and turning frequently. Serve with the relish.

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