Friday, February 8, 2013

Recipe of the Day




Pistachio-Crusted Beef Kebabs with Cauliflower Couscous






This recipe provides 4 servings.






Ingredients:





1) 2 tablespoons shelled unsalted pistachios
2) 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
3) 1 tablespoons sesame seeds
4) 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
5) 1 teaspoon sea salt
6) 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
7) 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
8) 1 pound lean beef, for example, sirloin trimmed
9) 2 cups small cauliflower florets
10) 1 cup whole-wheat pearl couscous
11) 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
12) 1 tablespoon olive oil
13) 2 teaspoons lemon zest
14) 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
15) 12 pitted Kalamata olives, chopped






Instructions:







1) Grind pistachios, coconut, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, salt and pepper in a coffee grinder; then transfer to a medium bowl.





2) Cut beef into 24 cubes and add to bowl with spices; toss to coat. Thread 6 beef cubes on each of 4 skewers.



3) Bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium pot. Add cauliflower and couscous and simmer over medium-low heat until liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and cover pot.




4) Preheat the broiler. Place kebabs on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil 4 mins. ; flip and broil 4 more mins.




5) Fluff couscous with a fork. Stir in mint, olives, lemon zest, lemon juice and oil; season with salt and pepper.





Nutritional info per serving:




Calories: 410
Protein: 36 grams
Carbs: 35 grams
Total Fat: 15 grams (saturated 3.5 grams)
Fiber: 7 grams
Sodium: 650 mg





Enjoy!

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