Recipe by The Bison Council
"Colorful skewers of bison sirloin steak, tender sea scallops, mushrooms, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes are grilled and served with a Greek-inspired couscous salad in this gourmet recipe."
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finely shredded lemon zest
dried thyme, crushed
fresh or frozen sea scallops
zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 inch thick
3 (6 ounce)
packages bison sirloin steak, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
whole or halved large button mushrooms
green or red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
Mediterranean Couscous Salad:
1 (14.5 ounce) can
1 1/4 cups
tomato, seeded and chopped
seeded, chopped cucumber
sliced green onion
crumbled feta cheese
Greek vinaigrette salad dressing
My family really enjoyed these! (Even my 15 month old!) The bison was for sure the star of the show! Everything grilled up quite nicely with the exception of the scallops. I decided to save a couple dollars and go frozen. This was a mistake! The texture was not great! I'll be buying fresh from now on.
Otherwise, even the veggies were great!
Use small, whole mushrooms too. They survive the grilling a lot better than cuts quarters/halves of larger ones.
The couscous salad had amazing flavor and was wonderful as a left over the next day as well. I'll be making both again!
I really enjoyed the flavors in this recipe. The Bison sure did surprise me as I was nervous about how it would taste. This was very good all the way down to the couscous! Now I was not able to get fresh scallops and that was NOT a great idea to use frozen!! Most of the scallops almost seemed like they was going to fall apart. (yes a few did) They just did not have the texture that fresh has. I would go as far as saying when I make this again cause I will YUMM! I am going to try frozen shrimp if I can not get my hands on fresh next time. This is my third time trying out couscous and this recipe I am finding it so flavorful. Although I did leave out the Feta since I did forget that at the store. I say even if you are skeptical like I was do give this a try I don't think you will be disappointed!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sea-and-Shore Bison Kabobs with Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 132
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