Beef Kebabs with Lime, Ginger, and Honey

Sweet, tart, and spicy meet in this delicious marinade.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Beef Kebabs with Lime, Ginger, and Honey

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    3 scallions, white and green parts, chopped 16 cherry tomatoes
    one 2 in (5 cm) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced salt and freshly ground black pepper
    2 tbsp fresh lime juice 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
    1 tbsp soy sauce 2 oz (55 g) cream cheese, softened
    1 tbsp honey 2 scallions, chopped
    1 tbsp olive oil 1 fresh hot green chile, seeded and chopped
    1 lb (450 g) beef sirloin, cut into 1 in (2.5 cm) cubes 1 3/4 oz (50 g) cream cheese


    Prep: 2 hours (120 mins) Total: More than 60 min
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    • 1

      For the marinade, puree 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.

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