Grilled Island Beef Skewers with Tangy Citrus Drizzle

Grilled Island Beef Skewers with Tangy Citrus Drizzle

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Just close your eyes and let each bite of these passion fruit- and citrus-flavored grilled beef skewers transport you to the islands.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 pound beef flank steak, trimmed (see Tip)
  • ¼ cup 100%-pure passion fruit juice or papaya juice, such as Cere's brand
  • 4 tablespoons very thinly sliced scallions (2)
  • 4½ teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 12 assorted miniature sweet peppers, halved lengthwise


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  1. For the marinade, in a medium bowl, whisk together passion fruit juice, 2 tablespoons of the scallions, the soy sauce, oil, ginger, cumin, coriander, and ½ teaspoon of the pepper; set aside.
  2. For the drizzle, in a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, lime juice, salt and the remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper, whisking until salt is dissolved. Cover and chill until serving time.
  3. Slice meat across the grain into thin slices. Place meat in a resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over meat; seal bag, turning to coat meat. Place in a shallow dish. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Thread meat slices accordion-style onto twelve 12-inch skewers (see Tip), adding sweet peppers with meat. Lightly coat grill rack with cooking spray.
  5. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill skewers on prepared rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat about 4 minutes or until meat is desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling time. Transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with the lemon-lime mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons scallions.
  • Tips: For easier cutting, freeze flank steak 30 to 60 minutes before slicing.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak in enough water to cover for 30 minutes; drain before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 skewers
  • Per serving: 146 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 31 mcg folate; 47 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 913 IU vitamin A; 80 mg vitamin C; 31 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 237 mg sodium; 416 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (133% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2 lean protein, 1 vegetable, ½ fat

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