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Beef Kebabs with Lime, Ginger, and Honey

Categories: Entertaining, Fourth of July, On the Grill, Quick to fix
Type: Main Dishes

Sweet, tart, and spicy meet in this delicious marinade

Prep Time: 20M, plus marinating

Cooking Time: 4M-8M

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
  • one 2in ( 5cm) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1lb ( 450g) beef sirloin, cut into 1in ( 2.5cm) cubes
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the avocado cream

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 2oz ( 55g) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 fresh hot green chile, seeded and chopped
  • 1 3/4 oz ( 50g) cream cheese
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  1. For the marinade, purée the scallions, ginger, lime juice, soy sauce, honey, and oil. Place the beef pieces in a nonreactive bowl and add the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2. For the avocado cream, process the avocado, cream cheese, scallions, and chile. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat the broiler. Thread the beef cubes and cherry tomatoes onto wooden skewers.
  4. Cook the beef kebabs for about 3 minutes on each side, or until medium-rare. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot, with the avocado cream.
  • soak wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes to prevent burning

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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