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Persian Shish Kabob

Persian Shish Kabob


"Keep it simple is the idea in this recipe. The beef is marinated in a mixture of lime juice and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and grilled. Serve with a Persian style pilaf."
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35 m servings 297 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 38.4 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 1830 mg
  • 73%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cut beef into cubes 1x1/2 inch. Add to a medium mixing bowl along with the onion, salt, black pepper, and lime juice. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat.
  3. Thread beef on skewers, 6 to 8 pieces per skewer.
  4. Lightly oil grate, and place kebobs on grill. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, 12 to 16 minutes in all.

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  1. 36 Ratings

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My husband's family make kabob by omitting the lime juice and marinating the meat in a cup of yogurt mixed with one minced onion. I also add a pinch of dried mint. We grill these with onion we...

Most helpful critical review

Everyone gave this three stars. While it wasn't bad because we used a great cut of meat, there are tons of better ways to marinate that taste better. Not a repeat.

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My husband's family make kabob by omitting the lime juice and marinating the meat in a cup of yogurt mixed with one minced onion. I also add a pinch of dried mint. We grill these with onion we...

I used a cheap cut of beef for this recipe and I think it was a mistake. Using a filet would have produced a much more tender result. It was delicious none-the-less.

So *that's* how you marinate it! Second time around, I alternated cherry tomatoes and shallots between the pieces of meat. Getting the extra skewers lead -- counter-intuitively -- to a healthier...

Yogurt is an excellent marinade. My husband was very doubtful, but it turned out wonderfully. We added some spices to this, cumin, I think.

These were awesome. My husband and I love persian food and now we dont have to leave home to have it!

My husband says " give it a 5!" We really liked this ALOT. Its amazing the amount of flavor that comes out of these very few, very simple ingredients. If you can't afford the tenderloin, tr...

I made this recipe for a work cook out and it was a hit. I must say that I had my doubts but wanting to try something new I gave it a shot.When I made the maranade I tasted it and thought that ...

This has a wonderful flavor! The only modification I made was reducing the salt because we are on low sodium diets. Instead of chopping the onions, I cut them into chunks and added them with t...

This was a great recipe! I made it using ground beef and shaped it around the skewer kind of sausage-like and then grilled it. I also tried it with ground chicken. So yummy!

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