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Grilled Beef Skewers with Moroccan Spices

Photo: Ray Kachatorian
Yield Makes 6 skewers
It's quick and easy to get these flavorful skewers ready beforehand, so you'll have more time to relax over the meal. Prep: 1 hour; Chill: 2 hours; Grill: 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound flank steak, cut into 1- x 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Lime wedges

How to Make It

  1. Soak wooden skewers in cold water 20 to 30 minutes. Pulse first 10 ingredients in a food processor until finely minced. Pour into a plastic zip-top bag, add meat, and chill 2 hours.

  2. Preheat grill to 400°. Assemble skewers by piercing each piece of steak into a U shape, alternating steak with vegetables. Grill 14 minutes for medium or until meat is caramelized and firm, turning once. Squeeze lime over each skewer, and serve.