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Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus

and Pomegranate Sauce
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Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus

Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus - A refined Middle Eastern take on classic BBQ!

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 50 min.
Ready in
Calories:
498
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie498 kcal(24 %)
Protein51 g(52 %)
Fat25 g(22 %)
Carbohydrates16 g(11 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage5 g(17 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E7.8 mg(65 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin16.6 mg(138 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate128 μg(43 %)
Pantothenic acid2.4 mg(40 %)
Biotin14.5 μg(32 %)
Vitamin B₁₂3 μg(100 %)
Vitamin C38 mg(40 %)
Potassium940 mg(24 %)
Calcium154 mg(15 %)
Magnesium96 mg(32 %)
Iron8.6 mg(57 %)
Iodine14 μg(7 %)
Zinc9.5 mg(119 %)
Saturated fatty acids5.2 g
Uric acid309 mg
Cholesterol110 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
11 ounces
½ teaspoon
1 pinch
3 tablespoons
½
1 tablespoon
1
Zucchini (250 grams)
11 ounces
green Asparagus
4
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Small skillet, 1 Casserole dish, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Whisk, 1 Brush, 1 Grill pan, 4 Wooden skewers, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

1.
Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus preparation step 1

Cut the meat into 2 cm (approximately 3/4-inch) cubes and place on 4 wooden skewers. Put skewers in a shallow baking dish.

2.
Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus preparation step 2

Mix sumac and Aleppo pepper with 2 tablespoons of oil. Brush oil on skewers and allow meat to marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator. 

3.
Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus preparation step 3

Remove some seeds from pomegranate and reserve for garnish. Squeeze juice from pomegranate halves (like you would squeeze an orange).

4.
Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus preparation step 4

Place pomegranate juice in a small pot over medium heat and cook until syrupy.

5.
Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus preparation step 5

Add salt, pepper and olive oil to juice.

6.
Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus preparation step 6

Roast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan.

7.
Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus preparation step 7

Trim zucchini and cut into long slices. Trim green asparagus, peel the lower third, cut off the stem ends and cut in half lengthwise. Trim scallions and cut into 5 cm (approximately 2-inch) pieces.

8.
Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus preparation step 8

Grill zucchini, asparagus and scallions until golden brown, place in a bowl and mix with 3/4 of the pomegranate sauce.

9.
Beef Skewers with Green Asparagus preparation step 9

Drain the skewers from the marinade and fry in a hot grill pan for 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Put vegetables on plates and top with 2 skewers. Drizzle with remaining sauce and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and pine nuts.